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With any luck winter will be over and we will have a nice day this is a nice flat water paddle good for canoes but kayaks work there too. from Barrie go west on Dunlop St. to George Johnston Rd. north to the parking lot at Willow creek. min. two cars needed to set up the shuttle. from put in to take out is about 4-5 hours you start on Willow creek paddle down to the big open swamp then use the nottawasaga river to get to the take out no car pool just drive to the put in there is parking there cost free no boat rental at put in you need to bring one with you
Canoe or kayak, I'll most likely be in a canoe. This is a two day, with one night camping by the river. There is some fast water in the Gibson river some most years it is too rocky to run, so it is a lift over or rope through or run . We start at the McCrae parking lot. Paddle UNDER the 400 HWY, up the McDonald river to 6 mile lake. across 6 mile to Dead man creek (a name that doesn't instill confidence) the creek takes us to Gibson lake. paddle the lake to the Gibson river and follow the river to Georgian Bay, follow the east shore of Bone Island (who names these places) portage back into McCrae lake and paddle back to our cars. No there is no boat rental at the put in. You need to bring a boat with you, a tent, food & sleeping bag etc. Cost is free, this is crown land! To get there drive up the 400 HWY past Barry, keep on the 400 past port Severn, look for the turn off to Crocked bay. 168 take that off ramp now go "under" the 400, turn right onto the south bound on-ramp, look for the "left" down to the parking lot.
the put in is Devils lake from here we will work our way to Wolf lake camp there till Monday then see if we can find our way back to the cars find any maps of this area you like this is crown land so free bring your own food and gear and a canoe could come in handy NOTE there may be a bug or two out by May Long 1126 Devils Lake Rd, Minden Hills, ON
This Paddle Canada Skill level 1 kayaking 2 day certification course provides the skills and knowledge necessary for day-long kayaking trips in remote settings. The course is crucial if you are planning on doing more remote trips or paddling on larger bodies of water away from shore. Successful completion of Level-1 indicates competence to paddle a sea kayak within a sheltered bay in the company of one or more paddlers with Level-1 or greater skill and knowledge. Upon successful completion you will receive a certificate from Paddle Canada certifying that you have achieved a Level 1 certification! You do not need prior kayak experience for this course. Skills Covered Under Paddle Canada Kayaking Level 1 Bow rescue Unassisted re-entry Assisted re-entry Towing Communication/signals Forward stroke Brace low/high Sweep Draw Stern rudder Edge control Course Information Date: Saturday July 21st & July 22th 2018 Time: 9am - 6pm both days Location: Sunnyside Beach, Toronto Cost $249.00 (The Lowest Cost For A Level 1 In The GTA). To book this course you can either book online https://www.completepaddler.ca/courses/lake-course/9367/ or call (416)[masked]. You need to book in advance for this course. What to bring Bring clothing and footwear that will keep you comfortable and warm when wet (synthetic or wetsuit is best!) as well as a towel. If you require goggles, noseplugs, or any other accessories to be comfortable in the water - bring them! Lastly, don't forget your hat and sunscreen and a lunch or snacks. If you need to rent a kayak and gear for this course you need to call (416)[masked]