Petawawa River - Lake Travers to McManus

A glorious river on the east side of Algonquin Park. There are portages for the 5 big monsters which will hopefully be mostly runnable C3, miles of C2 rapids, including 5-Mile, Schooner, and swifts. The portages can be shortened by partial runs at most of the big 5. This is a scenic river for hands-on C2 intermediate skills. There are 'safe' opportunities for C3 challenges, such as Little Thompson and lower Crooked Chute, both ending in safe pools for intrepid C2 paddlers. Do NOT use online sign-up, phone or email us for information and to confirm participation as we do not have internet at our rural home.

The Basics
Event Location: 
Algonquin Park - Achray Road - Lake Travers Access
Date(s) & Time: 
Friday, June 3, 2011 (All day)
Registration Cut Off: 
Book by June 1st
Event Duration: 
3 days - Friday to Sunday
Difficulty Rating: 
Participant Info
Who's Invited: 
Intermediate C2 Paddlers
Maximum Group Size: 
4 tents
Minimum Group Size: 
1 tent (ours)
Itinerary description: 

To accommodate late Thursday night arrivals, stay at our waterfront palace nearby - enjoy docktails and a BBQ ... arrive any time ... We will leave for the gate by about 7:30 a.m. to get an early start across Lake Travers.

Required Items to Bring: 

Fully outfitted WW boats - ABS - recommended. Can be rented at Algonquin Portage Store on Achray Road. Helmet and Full Body Wet or Dry suits are mandatory at the rapids (not on the lakes). The water is still cold, and any complicated boat rescue could mean standing a long time in very cold water. We will organize group dinners. U provide your breakfast and lunches. Personal First Aid. We carry First Aid and Z-Drag steel cable to rip the seat outa your boat.

Recommended Items to Bring: 

BUG Shirt. Bug Spray. If you plan to run Rollway, bring a center airbag as it may save your bacon and make it a lot easier to rescue your boat before it ends up at the Natch. You will be portaging your packs as we do not want to chase gear on this river.

How to Get There
Event Directions: 

Phone us for directions.

Event Coordinator/s Contact Information
Contact (Name): 
Jay Neilson and Frank Knaapen