Hap Wilson's Temagami Canoe Routes

Temagami-Lake Wanapitei Loop


Temagami River: Advanced

Remainder: Intermediate

Although this route is indicated as a return loop, some may prefer to begin their trip from the access point at the end of the Kukagami Lake Road (by the lodge at Lake Matagamasi), and travel downstream on the Chiniguchi and Sturgeon Rivers. Because of strong current in the lower Temagami River, upstream travel is not advised.

For Temagami River runs only, shuttle drop and pick up is required - 64 km. (4-5 days). This route is considered the best full season, "whitewater" run in the district. 

Part I: Lake Temagami - Cross Lake - Temagami River - Red Cedar Lake - Lower Temagami River - up Sturgeon River - Murray Lake - Washagami Lake - Maskinonge Lake - Rice Lake - Edna Lake - Karl Lake - Matagamasi Lake - Lake Wanapitei


Part II:  Lake Wanapitei - Matagamasi Lake - Karl Lake - Edna Lake - Rice Lake - Maskinonge Lake - Sturgeon River - Wawiashkashi Lake - Manitou Lake - Turtleshell Lake - Gull Lake - Skunk Lake - Lake Temagami





130 miles (208 km.)

12 - 14 days

39 (8.7 miles)




L. Temagami 41 I/16

Ingall L. 31 L/13

Marten L. 31 L/12

Glen Afton 41 I/9

Milnet 41 I/15

Note: Portage lengths in yards

Click on blue box below for detailed map and notes 

Notes/Map Index

Cross Lake-Red Cedar Lake

Lower Temagami River

Sturgeon River  - Maskinonge Lake

Matagamasi Lake

Manitou-Gull Lakes


Reprinted with author's permission.

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