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rane
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Post Number: 4
Registered: 06-2014
Posted on Thursday, June 1, 2017 - 9:21 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post

Are motorboats allowed in the South Lady Evelyn River?

I didn't think so, but I met a fisherman on the NLER, at the campsite where the bridge used to be, who told me he had been up the SLER with his boat "to the start" (where ever that might be from a motorboat's perspective).

Although I didn't catch him there, he told me about two beaver dams, and his description of where they were was quite accurate. I challenged him before we parted ways, and said I didn't think motorboats were allowed in the SLER, and he said they were, up to 9.9hp.

Is that true (I knew there were allowed in the NLER, down as far as the first rapids after the fork, but I didn't think they were allowed in the SLER at all)? If it isn't true, whomever is responsible for maintenance on the NLER maybe should consider a "no motorboats beyond this point" sign perhaps on the SLER at the forks, to "educate" those that think they already know the rules.

That same person was also camped at Chance Lake, with a camper trailer, for the weekend ... which is also not permitted I don't think (they pretty much used up the majority of the space in front of the green parking sign for their campfire, BBQ, awning, etc...). A "no camping" sign there might be necessary, if in fact only parking is permitted at that access point.
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brian
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Post Number: 1825
Registered: 02-2004


Posted on Friday, June 2, 2017 - 11:36 am:   Edit Post Delete Post

You are correct, boats are not allowed on the SLER, only on the NLER. You should report this to Kevin Pinkerton, the superintendent.

The plan makes reference to "limited camping facilities" on Gamble, whatever that means.

Here is the park plan:
https://www.ontario.ca/page/temagami-area-park-man agement-plan-lady-evelyn-smoothwater-makobe-grays- river-obabika-river-solace

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brian
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Post Number: 1826
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Posted on Friday, June 2, 2017 - 1:50 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post

I should have asked: when did you see this angler? What size motor did he have?
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rane
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Post Number: 5
Registered: 06-2014
Posted on Saturday, June 3, 2017 - 7:54 am:   Edit Post Delete Post

Saw him on May 19th, around 6pm. He had a 9.9 hp motor.

He and his trailer were gone by the time we returned to Chance Lake on May 24th.
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simonb
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Post Number: 64
Registered: 05-2007


Posted on Tuesday, June 6, 2017 - 1:25 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post

I never realized motorboats weren't allowed. We were in a few years ago and a large group was camped at the gamble lake access on opening weekend. They had 3 aluminum boats and motors and when we first met them they were just coming out of the SLER.

I'm certain that they said they come up every spring for trout fishing.
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brian
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Post Number: 1827
Registered: 02-2004


Posted on Wednesday, June 7, 2017 - 8:34 am:   Edit Post Delete Post

Duff Lake was a big destination before the motorboat ban. Probably still heading there. In the spring a motorboat can get up White Rock Rapids.

No much enforcement. Since the 1980s it has been the Ministry of No Resources.
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neotericpilgrim
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Post Number: 23
Registered: 01-2014
Posted on Friday, June 9, 2017 - 12:21 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post

I truly believe "not much enforcement" is the issue. I've encountered similar problem but this is with someone who has a camper set up on a crown land site. He has been there since September of last year.

I've reported this to the MNRF tip line as he is monopolizing one of my favourite sites. I reported end of November and also this may. So far I've seen that somebody has been as there was an MNRF business card tucked in the door.

This being said there has been noting done about this and this person continues to treat the site as his own. This is up near spirit forest area.

Sorry I didn't mean to highjack your thread.
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brian
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Post Number: 1828
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Posted on Saturday, June 10, 2017 - 10:30 am:   Edit Post Delete Post

The spirit forest has no public road access. Is this camper (RV) behind a gate?
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neotericpilgrim
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Post Number: 24
Registered: 01-2014
Posted on Sunday, June 11, 2017 - 7:20 am:   Edit Post Delete Post

After reviewing the map I noticed that I was wrong this is not part of the spirit forest. it's immediately south, he is just north of Gull lake on one of the smaller lakes.

There is motorized access just frustrated that he's been allowed to monopolize the camp site.

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