Dumoine River--This trip is full.

The Dumoine is known as one of the best intermediate level whitewater trips in the Ottawa Valley, with outstanding scenery, and many runnable Class 1-3 rapids. It is runnable all season. We will do the classic 3-4 day Dumoine trip from the north end of Lac Benoit, travelling 62 km to its mouth near Rolphton on the Ottawa. We will access the river by pre-arranged hired shuttle on Sunday August 14, and should finish by Thursday the 18th at the latest. By signing up for this trip you also agree to the conditions in the WCA liability waiver. Please locate it on the WCA website under the Outings tab.

The Basics
Event Location: 
Dumoine River
Date(s) & Time: 
Sunday, August 14, 2016 - 09:00
Event Duration: 
3-4 days on river
Difficulty Rating: 
Participant Info
Maximum Group Size: 
4 boats
Minimum Group Size: 
3 boats
Itinerary description: 

Drive to Deep River Saturday August 13. Meet to do shuttle to north end of Lab Benoit Sunday morning. Finish Thursday at latest. Food arrangements to be made later depending on preferences of group.

Required Items to Bring: 

Whitewater tripping canoe, camping gear.

Recommended Items to Bring: 

Suggested guide books & maps:
"The Rivers of Ontario and Quebec," Kevin Callan

"Riviere Dumoine: Paddlers Guide." Available on-line from Trailhead Ottawa. Highly recommended. Topo map with route description on waterproof paper. $9.99

"Rivers of the Upper Ottawa Valley," Hap Wilson Available from on-line sources.

"Riviere Dumoine Comprehensive Guide for the Adventuring Canoeist," Hap Wilson. Out of print. Essentially the same info as in the Upper Ottawa Valley guide.

"Last of the Wild Rivers: Past, Present, and Future of the Riviere Dumoine Watershed," Wallace Schaber. Just released. A history of the Dumoine by one of the founders of Trailhead & Blackfeather, who has guided on it and run it for 50 years. Interesting background reading. $30.00

Event Coordinator/s Contact Information
Contact (Name): 
Bill Ness