Petawawa - 4 day whitewater - FULL

The crowds and bugs are gone from Algonquin Park, the water is still warm and the leaves are at their prettiest.

Tom Beakbane will be paddling down the prettiest and most challenging section on the Petawawa River shortly.

This trip is for intermediate + whitewater paddlers. We will paddle the class 1 & 2 rapids, portaging only where necessary.

The Basics
Event Location: 
Petawawa River from Travers Lake to McManus Lake
Date(s) & Time: 
Friday, October 14, 2022 - 12:01
Registration Cut Off: 
October 12, 2022
Event Duration: 
4 days - 3 nights
Difficulty Rating: 
Participant Info
Maximum Group Size: 
5 boats
Minimum Group Size: 
4 paddlers - two boats
Itinerary description: 

Meet at McManus Lake take-out near Petawawa, Ontario at 12.01pm on October 14th. Drive to put in at Travers Lake in Algonquin Park. Put in at 2.30pm and paddle to camp site at Big Thompson Rapid, before sundown which is 6.30pm.

Note campsites cost $54 for 3 nights per person.

We'll aim to take out by midday on Monday for those that need to drive to Toronto or similar distances.

Required Items to Bring: 

Whitewater canoe with floatation & knee straps. PFDs, helmets, paddles. Tent, sleeping bag and one meal for the group.

Recommended Items to Bring: 

We'll do an inventory of required items and nice-to-haves (like chairs). The spreadsheet will be shared

How to Get There
Event Directions: 

Put in on Lake Travers - accessible from the south: 45.957707309133006, -78.05606620075513

Carpool Info: 

Can join carpool from Toronto or Ottawa.

Event Coordinator/s Contact Information
Contact (Name): 
Tom Beakbane