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mjb1
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Post Number: 10
Registered: 10-2009
Posted on Monday, March 21, 2011 - 10:15 am:   Edit Post Delete Post

Hi,

I'm looking to get into the Solace area from Paul Lake. I will be coming up the Gervais Rd to get access to Paul.

Is there a road to Paul Lake off of Gervais or are my options to paddle down the Sturgeon or find the portage off the Gervais Rd?

Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks.
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curly
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Post Number: 256
Registered: 03-2006


Posted on Monday, March 21, 2011 - 11:57 am:   Edit Post Delete Post

You have to put in at the Upper Sturgeon Access Point (at the top of the Gervais Road) and paddle downstream. There is no road to Paul.
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mjb1
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Post Number: 11
Registered: 10-2009
Posted on Monday, March 21, 2011 - 1:59 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post

Thanks curly.

Anyone know where the Stewart-Paul portage is from Gervais Rd? Is that easier than paddling down or is the River my best option?

Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks.
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brian
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Post Number: 1312
Registered: 02-2004


Posted on Tuesday, March 22, 2011 - 10:32 am:   Edit Post Delete Post

There is no Stewart-Paul portage. There is a portage between Stewart and the Sturgeon River. It hits the river between Paul Lake and the landing. If you are only going downstream from the Gervais Landing then it is far easier to do the river. If you are going upstream, if the water is low, it is still easier to do the river. If the water is high, then I recommend the Stewart portage to the road.

http://www.ottertooth.com/Temagami/Maps/heartland0 4.htm

http://www.ottertooth.com/Temagami/Maps/heartland0 3a.htm

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mjb1
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Post Number: 12
Registered: 10-2009
Posted on Tuesday, March 22, 2011 - 10:41 am:   Edit Post Delete Post

Thanks for the information Brian. We would do it downstream and upstream. I plan on being there in May, so I'll just have to wait to see what the water looks like.

That's the portage I was referring to...Stewart to the Sturgeon makes more sense than Paul. I'll have to look again because I didn't notice it last time I was through that area.

Thanks again for the help.



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brian
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Post Number: 1314
Registered: 02-2004


Posted on Wednesday, March 23, 2011 - 9:27 am:   Edit Post Delete Post

The portage landing is hard to spot from the river.

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