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squarestern
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Registered: 07-2011
Posted on Wednesday, July 20, 2011 - 12:15 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post

looking to get into makobe lake. I was thinking of taking a loggin road up to makobe river, then going down to banks lake, then into makobe lake. has anyone ever done this. I was wondering what the logging roads were like...
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curly
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Post Number: 290
Registered: 03-2006


Posted on Wednesday, July 20, 2011 - 1:33 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post

I know you can get into the Makobe via Cooke and Alexander Lakes (off the Cooke Lake Road), but not sure about Banks. Also possible to get into Makobe Lake off the Beauty Lake Road.
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squarestern
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Registered: 07-2011
Posted on Wednesday, July 20, 2011 - 3:04 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post

where does cooke lake road start. we were thinking of putting in slight further south of alexander lake (where makobe river goes south), and taking is all the way to banks and then over the falls into makobe..
should also note that we are thinking of taking a squarestern into there, so long portages are not ideal.....
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curly
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Registered: 03-2006


Posted on Wednesday, July 20, 2011 - 10:19 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post

You're headed upstream, then?

I'm not aware of access on the east side of the Makobe south of Alexander Lake. Cooke Lk Rd starts in Elk Lake.
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squarestern
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Registered: 07-2011
Posted on Thursday, July 21, 2011 - 9:45 am:   Edit Post Delete Post

can you access alexander lake via the cooke lake road? is there much of a portage from the road to the lake?
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squarestern
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Posted on Thursday, July 21, 2011 - 2:04 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post

so here is a pic of where i am hoping to access the makobe river then head due south to banks, asnd eventually makobe. has anyone ever accessed from here, and how are the roads
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curly
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Posted on Friday, July 22, 2011 - 3:47 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post

Are you bringing a motor?
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squarestern
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Posted on Saturday, July 23, 2011 - 11:52 am:   Edit Post Delete Post

sure am!

by the way i figured out what you meant about taking cooke lake road and accessing at alexander lake......
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bvr
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Posted on Monday, July 25, 2011 - 4:13 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post

I thought it was a no motorized park.
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curly
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Posted on Monday, July 25, 2011 - 9:46 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post

Motors on Alexander Lake only. Here's the relevant section from the Management Plan:

6.4 Makobe-Grays River Provincial Park
This waterway park is zoned entirely as Natural Environment zone. Access is gained from within
Lady Evelyn-Smoothwater Provincial Park, or from the community of Elk Lake, immediately
downstream of the park boundary.
NE1 Makobe River Natural Environment Zone (Map 2) 1,473 hectares
Zone Description: A small, bedrock-controlled river which flows northwards from headwaters
within Lady Evelyn-Smoothwater Provincial Park. This linear canoe route offers good whitewater
opportunities in the spring season during high water levels.
The river is contained in a narrow north-south trending valley, descending through a number of
small waterfalls and rapids. The valley widens out in Alexander Lake area, where shoreline
wetlands include shrub and grass fens and black ash swamp.
The park boundary extends 200 metres from waters edge on either side of the river. Access to
the Makobe River is typically gained through Trethewey, Makobe and Banks lakes near the
northern boundary of Lady Evelyn-Smoothwater wilderness park.
Management Intent: to provide for recreational use of the waterway while protecting the park’s
natural features.
Zone-Specific Management Direction:
&#1048696; no ATV travel is permitted
&#1048696; motor boats are permitted on Alexander Lake only
&#1048696; a managed boat cache site will be located on the east shore of Alexander Lake; no other
boat caches are permitted
&#1048696; hunting is permitted
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speeddemon
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Registered: 03-2011
Posted on Sunday, July 31, 2011 - 10:14 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post

Is there anyway going to Makobe that I can avoid muskege??
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mehingan
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Registered: 06-2004


Posted on Monday, August 8, 2011 - 6:55 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post

bahaha that`s funny avoid muskege....grow wings and fly...lol

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