There is so much water in the park right now you can probably go anywhere. It is so bad I had to paddle the last 50 yards of the Beaverhouse portage because the beaver pond had overflown. Claire Creek which is normally a problem at this time of year had over 4 feet of water. You can blame constant rain and cold weather for this anomaly.
No worries there. Just came out yesterday & 3 beaver dams are the only issue... plenty of water.
Best bet is to check with the park office right before you go. There were reports of it being in good shape as of a week or so ago, but obviously things up there can change quick. It sounds as though there was good snow melt and it had been fairly wet in August. I go in on the 17th and am hoping to get down the Deux as well ????
I know what you mean at 74 years old I do allot of "gnawing"
Thank you for your input
Buckhart2: "I am a very special honorary member of the Duex River beaver population, however they are not returning my phone calls. Thanks for the update on Duex River. "
Its an ‘a gnawing’ problem.
We passed through that route on Aug. 3 and again on Aug. 10 while heading back to Stanton Bay. Over the span of a week water levels had dropped in the river a few inches but still leaving about 2 ft. of water throughout much of the reach downstream of the first dam you encounter. Heading downstream going in we dragged over the dams but on the way back a week later we found it easier to pull around the shoreline off of the ends of the dams. I'm unsure if the area has received much rain since then to bring up levels but I would suggest calling the Atikokan Park Office (807-597-2735) as I did for a more recent water level report.
I am a very special honorary member of the Duex River beaver population, however they are not returning my phone calls. Thanks for the update on Duex River.
Check with the local beaver population. They monitor it daily and adjust levels as needed.
Does anyone know what is water level of Duex River between Twin Lakes and Sturgeon Lake? Thanks.