I am headed up there to paddle this year finally after getting skunked over the last 5 seasons. I just need driving directions to the river, info on shuttle and take out…and is the party any good? Worth hanging out for on Saturday evening?
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Jeff, it’s really easy, take 35 to Huntsville, then HWY 11 to North Bay. In North Bay take HWY 63 to Quebec / Temiskaming. In Temiskaming take 101 direction Ville-Marie. This gets you straight into Laniel.
The put-i to run the dam is at the boat launch in Laniel, easy to see, essentially right off the HWY.
To get to the take out drive about 8 km north on the HWY, then turn left when you see the sign for the road to the Grande Chute (forgot the name of it), follow it until you see the fork where one sign points to the Grande Chute. Don’t follow that, go straight until you get to the end of the road with the gate at Scott Sorensen’s property. That’t the takeout, park your vehicle there somewhere.
Staying Saturday night has always been worth it, the party is pretty good, IMHO. Bring a bugjacket!