Couples Resort - Algonquin Park

Crowe River

The Crowe River is a long river that flows through a variety of terrain including secluded forested areas to urban settlements. Traveling south through the Crowe Valley from Lower Paudash lake down to the Trent River system. There are good canoe routes established along various area of the

Smallmouth and largemouth bass as well as an occasional pike or walleye and other smaller fish can be caught As the river approaches lakes all four species of fish are more likely to be found.

There are a number of canoe routes along this river 3 main routes are listed below.

Paudash Lake Route

Access/Parking: Take HWY 28 S from Bancroft to Paudash you will cross a bridge over the crow river off HWY 28. The access point is just over the bridge on the south side of HWY 28. Parking is available for a fee at the marina on Paudash Lake directly across from the access point. There are two good take-out points along this route. The first is about half way (7.5 km) off of Lower Faraday Road. The last take out point is on a Forest Access Road, which is on crown land, that travels south from HWY 28 just west of the put-in. Parking is available along the side.

This section of the Crowe River is quite and travels through forested country. This route is about 15 Km in length and can be completed in one day. Most of the river is on private land and if you intend to camp permission should be obtained before hand. There is one grade III-IV rapid that can be easily portaged around. During the late summer water levels are low requiring more lift overs and short portages.

Distance: 15 km
Duration : 1 day
Level of Difficulty: novice
Loop Trip : no
Portaging : Easy

No. of Portages : 1 - when water levels are low there are some lift overs and short portages.

Rose Island Route

Access/Parking: two access points. The first is at the Rose Island Bridge over the river on Rose Island Road. Park off to the side of the road. The second access is onto the Flat Creek from the picnic/rest/swim area on HWY 620 at Chandos Lake, under the bridge. The take out point is down the river at the HWY 504 bridge over the river. Parking is on the side of the road.

This route can easily be done in a day, you will mostly be paddling through marsh lands and minor obstructions such as beaver dams. The overall route is easy and quiet until the end where a short portage leads around a set of grade II-III rapids. Once you pass under the Glen Alda bridge it is about another 2 km to the take-out point. Most of this route is on private property.

Distance: about 15 km
Duration : 1 day
Level of Difficulty: novice
Loop Trip : No
Portaging : Easy

No. of Portages : 1 - minor obstructions such as beaver dams and some lift overs and short portages when water levels are low.

Tangamong Lake Route

Access/Parking: The access to this section of the Crowe River is from Peck's Camp on the Tangamong Lake. The camp is located on the Tongamong Lake Road almost to its end. A fee may be charged for parking and access. The take-out is located at the bridge over the river off Vansickle Road. Parking is available near the bridge.

The Tangamong route is about 22 Km from Tangamong Lake to Cordova Lake. rapids and waterfalls make this route moderate to difficult. All obstacles can be portaged around and good skills are required to avoid possible danger. The route takes you through Mud Turtle Lake. There are about seven portages to pass white waters the longest being about 300 m (900 ft). Most portages are easy to find and are signed, but due to changing riverbank conditions and time of year they may be hard to spot. There is a variety of natural scenery, limestone outcrops and waterfalls along the way. There is a 15 ft waterfall drop at the end of the route.

The route can be done in one day but two days will make it more manageable. The only campable section of crown land is found on the east shore after paddling out of Whetstone Lake.

Distance: 22 km
Duration : 1 - 2 days
Level of Difficulty: Intermediate
Portaging : Easy

No. of Portages : 7
Total Length:
Average Length:
Longest Portage : 300 m

No. of Portages : 0 minor obstructions such as beaver dams and some lift overs and short portages when water levels are low

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