Petawawa - 4 day whitewater - FULL

The crowds and bugs are gone from Algonquin Park with shorter days and the possibility of frosty nights.

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

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 - 13:30
Registration Cut Off: 
August 30,2022
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 1.30pm on October 14th. Drive to put in at Travers Lake in Algonquin Park. Put in at 3pm and paddle to camp site at Big Thompson Rapid, before sundown which is 6.30pm.

Campsites for the following nights TBD. Note they 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).

How to Get There
Event Directions: 

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

Carpool Info: 

At least two vehicles will need to meet at McManus Lake. Drive to put in is about 1 hour.

Cancellation Policy: 
Aug 30 we'll book camp sites - non-refundable.
Event Coordinator/s Contact Information
Contact (Name): 
Tom Beakbane