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hoofengooffer
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Post Number: 1
Registered: 10-2007
Posted on Wednesday, November 7, 2007 - 8:23 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post

Hello everyone, it's my first post.

Does anyone know if you can launch a boat in McLean lake from Red Squirrel Road. If so can you motor up to Anima Nippissing Lake.
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sundown
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Post Number: 215
Registered: 04-2007
Posted on Thursday, November 8, 2007 - 1:24 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post

hoofengoof

It is paddleable.

Sundown
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irishfield
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Post Number: 133
Registered: 11-2004


Posted on Thursday, November 8, 2007 - 11:23 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post

If you want to go to Anima Nip..why wouldn't you just launch in it at the access off of Hwy #11 ?
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brian
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Post Number: 776
Registered: 02-2004


Posted on Friday, November 9, 2007 - 9:58 am:   Edit Post Delete Post

Irishfield, I think you mean the access off the Anima Nipissing Road.
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hoofengooffer
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Post Number: 2
Registered: 10-2007
Posted on Friday, November 9, 2007 - 5:15 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post

Thanks for the posts guys. The thing is that I am planning an early spring trip in 2008 with a few friends. I want to use one of the campsites at the south end of Anima Nippissing Lake as a starting point for several day canoeing trips. If we bring a boat it gives us an out for bad weather. I would much rather go up Mclean Lake paddling than though Anima Nippissing Lake because of the unknown weather conditions.

Thanks Hoof,
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irishfield
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Post Number: 134
Registered: 11-2004


Posted on Friday, November 9, 2007 - 6:51 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post

Well Yes Brian...it's off Hwy #11 LOL Not that far in to get there..compared to all the way in Red Squirrel road.
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hoofengooffer
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Post Number: 3
Registered: 10-2007
Posted on Sunday, November 11, 2007 - 10:17 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post

So, is it possible to launch a boat into McLean Lake from Red Squirrel Road.

Thanks Hoof,
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ed
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Post Number: 485
Registered: 03-2004


Posted on Monday, November 12, 2007 - 8:36 am:   Edit Post Delete Post

There is a campsite at that location and it is usually occupied starting from about early May and on into early September.
There is no official boat launch there.

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groggins
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Post Number: 7
Registered: 05-2004
Posted on Monday, November 12, 2007 - 9:16 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post

Launching at McLean would depend on the size of your boat and how much enjoyment you would get out of dragging it up and down what is perhaps a 35 degree grade. I'll try and attach a couple of pictures to clarify..
Like Ed said the site is very busy all spring and summer.
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hoofengooffer
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Post Number: 4
Registered: 10-2007
Posted on Monday, November 12, 2007 - 11:34 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post

Thanks guys that is exactly what I needed. Is the campsite you're talking about right on Red Squirrel Road. I was thinking of camping at one of the sites at the south end of Anima Nippissing Lake. This web page makes it so much easier to plan a camping trip.
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groggins
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Registered: 05-2004
Posted on Tuesday, November 13, 2007 - 8:10 am:   Edit Post Delete Post

The campsite is just a few feet off the road on a bald rock
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brian
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Post Number: 778
Registered: 02-2004


Posted on Wednesday, November 14, 2007 - 9:30 am:   Edit Post Delete Post

Nice n'dusty.

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