York River - Hwy 28 to Paddler's Coop

A few of us have decided to paddle the York River from Egan Chutes (HWY 28) to Paddlers Coop on the Madawaska River. This is a two day trip which is mostly flatwater. But there are a few rapids ... all of which can be portaged, and the leaders are not pushing the idea of whitewater. So ... we will call this a novice/intermediate trip.
Plans at present are to paddle the 27 km from Egan Chutes to my cottage at the big bend on the river. We will camp on the lawn, or retreat into the cottage if the weather is terrible. I should have it 'opened' up by then. The next day we will carry on past the Boulter Road bridge, through Conroy Marsh, on to the Madawaska River. At this point we will swing east down the river to Paddlers Co-op. The trip begins with 3 portages through the 'chutes' near the put-in (one hour to pass these - none are more than 30m?).

You should bring a tent(s) and a sleeping pad, bug dope (early May ... could have a few black flies, and your own canoe, paddles and PFD's.
Right now we are one tandem and solo canoe. We could accept 2 or 3 more tandems.
Details such as shuttle, food, etc. will be worked out once we know our participants. I will keep anyone interested apprised of the details as they flesh out.

The Basics
Event Location: 
Egan Chutes Provincial Park, York River
Date(s) & Time: 
Thursday, May 5, 2022 - 09:55
Registration Cut Off: 
Event Duration: 
May 5 & 6th
Difficulty Rating: 
Participant Info
Maximum Group Size: 
9 people - 4 tandem, one solo
Minimum Group Size: 
3 people
Itinerary description: 


Required Items to Bring: 

Your own canoe, paddles, PFD's, Lunches, Sleeping Bags, Tents, air mattresses, Raingear and Waterproof bags.

Recommended Items to Bring: 

Sunblock, Bug Jackets?

How to Get There
Event Directions: 


Carpool Info: 


Event Coordinator/s Contact Information
Contact (Name): 
Iori Miller
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