Hap Wilson's Temagami Canoe Routes

Temagami-Lake Wanapitei Loop

Matagamasi Lake

<< Back to Route 1 Index

Map Legend

Next map: click on blue arrow 

Rice Lake: Watch for rocks in the shallows at both ends of the lake (no dam).

Lower Matagamasi Lake: Portage (190 yards) into Edna Lake on the west side of the shallow rapids.

Edna Lake: Portage (170 yards) just left of a pretty, cascading rapids located at the west end of the lake. 

Karl Lake: Paddle to the northwest end of the lake to the next portage, located on the north side of the river inlet. Portage (340 yards) over a rocky trail. There are two good campsites on the trail and one across the river at the upper end of the portage. This section is very pretty. Proceed up the narrows to the wooden dam and portage (60 yards) to the right. One of the dam outlets is a natural, smooth-rock sluice where it is possible to slide down the fast current.

Next map: click on blue arrow 


Matagamasi Lake: is a very beautiful, clear water lake. Indian Rock paintings in the narrows are still evident, although irresponsible people have been defacing them. PLEASE LOOK AT THEM, BUT LEAVE THEM BE FOR OTHERS TO ENJOY. The portage into Wanapitei Lake is located in the west bay past Goalscap Island. The trail (85 yards) runs beside an old cabin, and crosses a road down to Boucher Lake which connects directly to Wanapitei Lake.


*Note: For information on connecting route via Wolf Lake to Sturgeon River, see Route 24. 


Reprinted with author's permission.







<< Back to Route 1 Index

   Home   Rupert Battle   Rupert River   Temagami   Che-Mun

    Forum   Crees   Camps   Canoes   Keewaydin Way   Search   About   Contact Us

Maps and information herein are not intended for navigational use, and are not represented to be correct in every respect. 
All pages intended for reference use only, and all pages are subject to change with new information and without notice. 
The author/publisher accepts no responsibility or liability for use of the information on these pages. 
Wilderness travel and canoeing possess inherent risk. 
 It is the sole responsibility of the paddler and outdoor traveler to determine whether he/she is qualified for these activities.
Copyright  2000-2014 Brian Back.  All rights reserved.
We do not endorse and are not responsible for the content of any linked document on an external site.