LOWER BLACK RIVER TWEED

Book by April 10. See Black River – Queensborough at http://www.boatwerks.net/whitewater/running.php. This is not the same river as the Black River at Washago. This Lower Black runs from Queensborough to Hwy #7, north-west of Tweed, and east of Madoc. It is 10.5 km of grade I to IV rapids. The more serious ones can be and at least one will be portaged. The river is primarily pool and drop, but a number of the rapids are longish and narrow and require the ability to maneuver a canoe at an intermediate level in whitewater. There will be some eddies that you must hit, and some definite lines that you must run. The book ‘Eastern Ontario White Water Rivers’ ranks this river as the next step above the Moira. If you are not comfortable running the Lost Channel section of the Moira, you will not be comfortable here. On the other hand, it is a fun run on a pretty section of river. There will probably still be some snow in the bush and the water will be cold. Tandem canoes must have a center airbag. Wetsuits or drysuits and helmets are required. Limit 5 canoes.
The Basics
Event Location: 
Tweed
Date(s) & Time: 
Saturday, April 24, 2010 - 16:45
Event Duration: 
day trip
Difficulty Rating: 
Intermediate
Event Coordinator/s Contact Information
Contact (Name): 
Jon McPhee
Phone: 
905-640-8819