Photo: Simon Grada

Circuit #16
Kondiaronk

Circuit #33
Nicobyzard

Circuit #60
Chochocouane River

(Sect. 1-2-3)

 

LENGTH

83 km loop

APPROXIMATIVE DURATION

5-6 days

GROOMING FREQUENCY

Every 3yearsr

PROPOSED DIRECTION

Counterclockwise

GUIDE MAP

Number 1

TOPOGRAPHICAL MAPS

31 K/15 et 31 N/22

DIFFICULTIES

3 Class I rapids (1 against the current)
1 Class I-II rapid
3 Class II rapids
1 Cass III rapid
1 Class III-IV rapid (against thecurrent)
1 ledge I
1 ledge III
1 Cascade
2 Unrunnables

PORTAGE

16 PORTAGESa totalling 4905 m (6.3% of circuit )

3 PORTAGESb totalling 435 m (0.5% of circuit )

PUT-IN

Le Domaine (rental and service center)
Can be reached via highway 117;
54 km from the south entrance to the
La Vérendrye Wildlife Reserve
126 km from the north entrance to the
La Vérendrye Wildlife Reserve

POINTS OF INTEREST

Sandy beaches on Lac Kondiaronk and Antostagan.
Direct access to Le Domaine.

REMARKS

Easy to access.

WE RECOMMEND:

10 km a day for novices

15 km a day for intermediates

20 km a day for experts

 

IS FISHING ALLOWED?

 

LENGTH

76 km loop

APPROXIMATIVE DURATION

5-6 days

GROOMING FREQUENCY

Every 5 years

PROPOSED DIRECTION

Clockwise or counterclockwise

GUIDE MAP

Number 2

TOPOGRAPHICAL MAPS

31 N/2 et 31 N/33

DIFFICULTIES

1 unrunnable section
1 strong current
2 shallows
1 ledge shallow
1 dam
1 beaver dam

 

PORTAGE

10 PORTAGESa totalling 3430 m (4.5% of circuit )

4 PORTAGESb totalling 190 m (0.6% of circuit)

PUT-IN

Camping Lac au Barrage:
From Highway 117, take Highway 28; travel approximately 5.7 km, until you reach the Camping Portage sign. Continue straight on until you reach the fork indicating: “Camping Lac au Barrage”, turn right, continue 500 metres, then turn left;
40.5 km from Le Domaine.

POINTS OF INTEREST

This circuit offers a variety of landscapes. Several beaches on Lac Grand and Lac Nichotea. The circuit is equally divided between large and small lakes.

REMARKS

A large portion of the circuit is inaccessible to motor boats.

WE RECOMMEND:

10 km a day for novices

15 km a day for intermediates

20 km a day for experts

 

IS FISHING ALLOWED?

WE RECOMMEND:

10 km a day for novices

15 km a day for intermediates

20 km a day for experts

 

IS FISHING ALLOWED?

 

LENGTH

Section 1 :

16 km linear (LacCambrai
to  Bridge below Camitakit brook)

Section 2 :

60 km linear (bridgebelow
Camitakit  brook to Dozois bridge)

Section 3 :

10 km linear on Dozois
Reservoir (Dozois bridgeto
Camping  des Outaouais)

APPROXIMATIVE DURATION

Sections 1, 2 and 3 : 6 days

Sections 1 and 2 OR 2 and 3 : 5 days

Section 2 : 4 days

GROOMING FREQUENCY

Every 3 years

GUIDE MAP

Number 6

TOPOGRAPHICAL MAPS

31 N/11, 31 N/14 et 31 N/155

DIFFICULTIES

Section 1 :

2 Class I rapids
2 Class II rapids
1 Class II-III rapid
2 Class III rapids

Section 2 :

6 Class I rapids
1 Class I-II rapid
4 Class II rapids
7 Class II-III rapids
1 Class III rapid
4 Class IV rapids
1 waterfall
1 ledge
* Observation noted at high water

Section 3 :

None

PORTAGE

Section 1 :

3 PORTAGESa totalling 570 m (0.6% of circuit)

Section 2 :

9 PORTAGESa totalling 895 m (1.3% of circuit)

7 PORTAGESb totalling 1055 m (1.2% of circuit)

Section 3 :
None

PUT-IN

Put-in Section 1 : Lac Cambrai (222.5 km from Le Domaine)
From Highway 117, turn right on to “Chemin Chimo” (144 km north of Le Domaine just before Rivière Félix ). At km 155, take “Matchi-Manitou” road. At the “Matchi-Manitou” outfitter’s crossing, continue straight ahead. At the fork at km 207, continue straight ahead if you want to put in in Lac Cambrai (15 km upstream, at the outlet of Lac Douai).

Put-in Section 2 : Bridge below Camitakit brook (208.5 km from Le Domaine)
From Highway 117, turn right on to “Chemin Chimo” (144 km north of Le Domaine just before Rivière Félix ). At km 155, take “Matchi-Manitou” road. At the “Matchi-Manitou” outfitter’s crossing, continue straight ahead. At the fork at km 207, turn right if you want to reach the Chochocouane via the Bridge below Camitakit brook (300 m.)

Put-out Sections 1 and 2 : Dozois bridge (90 km from Le Domaine) : From highway 117, turn right on road 39 (85 km from Le Domaine) then drive for 5 km.

Put-out Section 3 : Sépaq Camping des Outaouais (80 km from Le Domaine) : reachable by highway 117.

POINTS OF INTEREST

An excellent river to paddle; lots of wilderness and little difficulty. There are a few rapids for whitewater enthusiasts. Portages are in good condition, short; with little slope, which makes it ideal for less experienced canoe-campers. Ledge downstream from Lac Rocau (ideal for swimming, big flat boulders, beautiful campsites).

REMARKS

The section between Lac Nadeau and Lac Cambrai (25 km upstream of Lac Nadeau) is outside Reserve territory and is therefore not maintained.

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Days Circuits

76 km to 86 km

Photo : Gaël Chiron

Classification

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