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Quetico Adventure

Trip Overview

We used Canadian Waters Outfitters in Ely, MN. Checked in at Canadian Ranger Station at Prairie Portage and set out on seven days of paddling thru the Quetico Provincial Park. A massive territory 1,180,000 acres of northern wilderness. This park is motor free. Mainly canoeing because of the possibility of frequent portages. However, there are many routes that would be great for kayaking. We did a reverse Agnes loop to avoid the really long portages until the second to last day of our trip, when our packs would be significantly lighter. We went up through Basswood Lake then thru Burke Lake and then back into the North Bay area of Basswood Lake. Went up thru the "S" chain of lakes, South/Shade/ Summer/Sultry and Silence. Went down Agnes Lake and stayed near Louisa Falls. A must on this lake! At the end of Agnes we started our 2 long portages, 143 rods into Meadows lake, paddled 100 yards and the next long portage, 197 rods into Sunday lake. Then into Burke lake and back to Ranger Station. Had great fishing and campsites.
  • Duration: Extended Trip
  • Sport/Activity: Canoeing, Fishing
  • Skill Level: Intermediate
  • Water Type: Flat/Sheltered Water
  • Number of Portages: 15
  • Portage Description: Wear sturdy shoes for portages, a lot of rocky terrain.
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