White Birch Lake To Waterclear Lake Portage

Length of portage: 345 meters.

Portage maintenance regular or low: Regular.

Elevation above Sea Level @ White Birch Lake is 336 meters.

Elevation above Sea Level @ Waterclear Lake is 334 meters.

Difference in elevation: 2 meters.

Elevation of highest point: 350 meters. Overall rise/fall: 16 meters.

(Above data extracted from 'Jeff' Map')

Landing at White Birch Lake

Co-ordinates of location: N46 03.281' W78 47.870'

Topography of under-water approach: Shallow approach, mud and silt.

Impediments to disembarking from and/or unloading a canoe: Some rocks to be aware of. Landing can accomodate 1 possibly 2 canoes at a time.

Topography of the ascending grade: Slight grade.

Impediments to moving gear to portage trail: Ground is a little rough leading to haulage area that can handle 3 or 4 canoes.

A slight rise to the haulage area ...

Mud and silt under-water approach ...

Not a lot of room ...

A number of canoes can be accommodated ...

Portage Trail

General description: A short trail with an easy grade to it. Some rocky/rooty sections, but generaly a smooth path.

Topographical impediments to travelling: None.

Areas susceptible to impact by periods of rain or beaver flooding: None noticed

Landing at Waterclear Lake

Co-ordinates of location (optional): N46 03.188' W78 47.696'

Topography of under-water approach: Shallow water, medium sized rocks, and silt.

Impediments to disembarking from and/or unloading a canoe: None, the landing area is quite rocky.

Topography of the ascending grade: Slight grade.

Impediments to moving gear to portage trail: None, the haulage area is small. More than a couple of canoes would require moving the extra to the portage trail.

A small and rocky landing area ...

Some rocks under water at the landing ...

The landing area also serves as the haulage area, not a lot of room ...



Thanks to Jeffrey McMurtrie of Jeff'sMap for supplying the base-layer map component by Creative Commons licensing.


Submitted by Chris Taylor, visited September 2014, submitted October 25, 2014