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plumpick
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Post Number: 2
Registered: 04-2008


Posted on Friday, April 18, 2008 - 6:49 am:   Edit Post Delete Post

Is there a passable road that leads to the Southwest Arm near Baie Jeanne?
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micmac
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Post Number: 29
Registered: 12-2005


Posted on Friday, April 18, 2008 - 10:35 am:   Edit Post Delete Post

Yes - access through River Valley.
There is a clearly marked sign for Baie Jeanne Road.
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plumpick
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Post Number: 3
Registered: 04-2008


Posted on Friday, April 18, 2008 - 5:38 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post

Thanks! I had heard that this was the case, but it looked more like a trail on maps. Could we make it to the lake driving a rear wheel drive GMC Safari or is this an off-road type trek? I'll be pulling a light canoe trailer, too.
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irishfield
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Post Number: 168
Registered: 11-2004


Posted on Friday, April 18, 2008 - 7:21 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post

Heck.. I didn't know that was there. Surprised they haven't managed to gate that one short of the lake as well considering it's not an "official" access point.
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irishfield
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Post Number: 169
Registered: 11-2004


Posted on Saturday, April 19, 2008 - 12:06 am:   Edit Post Delete Post

I stand corrected... was just reading the Municipality of Temagami planning act and Baie Jeanne is shown as an access point with 10 parking spaces, boat ramp and toilet?
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brian
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Post Number: 878
Registered: 02-2004


Posted on Saturday, April 19, 2008 - 10:14 am:   Edit Post Delete Post

I did the road once. Never again. The last two-mile stretch is the road from hell. Despite being an official access, it can't be maintained or improved. If all you want is a convenient put-in to Lake Temagami, it is just as fast to drive by highway to the lake, and less expensive with wear and tear.
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plumpick
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Post Number: 6
Registered: 04-2008


Posted on Saturday, April 19, 2008 - 11:51 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post

I was just looking for a closer access than the mine road. Our island is pretty far down the SW arm and we're opening for the summer. I had heard about the road c.10 years ago and wondered if it still were there, thinking we'd canoe in. Thanks for your advice!

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