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bojibob
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01/05/2011 10:17AM   (Thread Older Than 3 Years)
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Longpaddler
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01/06/2011 11:10AM  
Are there commercially available maps out there? I'm thinking like the Fischer or McKenzie maps...or even the Trails Illustrated or Nat'l Geographic maps you can get in outdoor stores. The one(s) online that I've seen are not suitable for trip planning.
 
kanoes
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01/06/2011 12:34PM  
we used canadian topo maps and transfered portage information to them by using the park overview map.
 
01/06/2011 09:27PM  
Places to order topo maps for Canadian Trips
Maptown
Canada Map Sales
More Canadian Maps

These should cover the places to get Topo's for Canadian Trips.

SunCatcher
 
01/06/2011 09:37PM  
2010 Information Guide for WCPP

There is a lot of Great Information in this Guide. It is from 2010 so some of the information will be different for 2011 and beyond.
You can call the park headquarters and talk to Doug Gilmore or Claire Quewezence, or someone else in the office.
You can order a park map from them which shows the whole park and the portages and the distances in Meter's.

SunCatcher
 
01/06/2011 09:44PM  
quote Longpaddler: "Are there commercially available maps out there? I'm thinking like the Fischer or McKenzie maps...or even the Trails Illustrated or Nat'l Geographic maps you can get in outdoor stores. The one(s) online that I've seen are not suitable for trip planning."

LongPaddler,
No there are not really commercially available maps like Fischer, McKenzie, etc. Like kanoes said, you can order topo's but you need to know what your route is before you order them so you get the right topo. email me and I can explain if you want some help.
I would order the basic park map they are about $14-$15 or so and you can use for planning and also some tripping but not detailed like maps you are accustomed to. Call the park office to order, they will take your ccard number and mail it right to your door.
I actually used this map for my tripping in conjuction with the topo's. I took the map from the park office to office max and Blew up the routes I was using to make it easier to follow and put it in my
CCS Map Case to keep them dry. Worked like a champ.
SunCatcher
 
Longpaddler
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01/07/2011 08:41AM  
Great ideas and information...as always. Thanks
 
old_salt
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01/07/2011 08:43AM  
You can also purchase a waterproofing compound to brush on your maps, so they will be waterproof like the Fishers & McKenzies. Most map stores carry it. Just add a small bottle to your map order.
 
kanoes
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01/07/2011 08:48AM  
the topos i purchased were waterproof.
 
01/17/2011 03:20PM  
Is Doug going to have park maps to buy at Canoecopia in Madison?

I should ask if the Park is even having a booth...
 
jcavenagh
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01/20/2011 03:43PM  
LONGP - I wrote to the park and bought their package last fall. I think it was $15 US. It is really a great package and has several maps. The package has a canoe route map showing portages and a separate smaller map showing campsite location. They also included a little supplement showing some recent trail improvements, e.g Bird River portage combination. These maps all combined should give any fairly experienced voyaguer a good start at plannning a trip.

(THANKS, CLAIRE. We hope to see you in 2012!)
 
Que
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01/21/2011 06:22PM  
Canoe Route Maps (waterproof) with information package (not waterproof lol)are available from the park office with credit card details. No shipping cost. Map is $12 plus taxes.
Maps will be available at Canoecopia at the Ontario Park booth and the Red Lake Outfitters booth (new outfitter in town). Yes Doug Gilmore, park superintendent will be in attendance at Canoecopia and I will be attending the Outdoor Adventure Expo in Minneapolis in April. We always look forward to meeting park visitors at these shows. See yous there.
 
kanoes
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01/21/2011 07:36PM  
claire? the park map is kinda cut off in the south. is there a "drive to" entry lake down there? i can see the entry from sydney but cant tell if theres a road to that lake.
 
Que
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01/22/2011 10:49PM  
I'm not sure what you mean exactly. Perhaps you are referring to Sydney not showing entirely. In fact, the park also now includes all of Rowdy Lake south of Sydney. The current map does not show the newly approved park additions (Sydney, Rowdy)... and it will be some time yet before a new map is produced. We anticipate 2012.

There is no direct access to the Rowdy/Sydney Lakes. But one can paddle in via Roger Lake south of Rowdy. Because this is outside the park and accessing a newly added area of the park, we have virtually no details about this route at this time.
 
kanoes
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01/22/2011 11:27PM  
sorry if i wasnt clear. what im asking is...is there road access to the park in the south? if there is, what map will show those roads to me.

thanks
 
Que
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01/24/2011 10:45PM  
"The park office can e-mail you a road map showing the park access and the network of roads leading to the access from the towns of Red Lake and Ear Falls in the south.
Longlegged Rd starts at Ear Falls and will lead you to the Leano Access point in the south... it can be in rough shape. Best get a road condition change before traveling this road. It takes one a little over 2 hrs to drive from Ear Falls to Leano on this road.
Most folks will drive the extra 45minute up Hwy 105 from Ear Falls to Red Lake, pick up last minute supplies, or stay one night in Red Lake, drop in the park office for changes perhaps, and from here it is 1 1/2 hrs to the Leano Access in the south end of the park.
Park e-mail address is woodland.caribou.mnr@ontario.ca to request a road map and any other brochures and fact sheet you may want via e-mail. The 2011 Information Guide (newsletter) will be available this week."
 
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01/31/2011 04:39PM  
Hi everyone, Adam from this site was gracious enough to allow me to post in this forum. My name is Harlan Schwartz and I run Red Lake Outfitters. it's great to see interest in WCPP and it's great to see this website dedicate a forum to the park!

For those wanting to know what maps are needed for their trips, or for those looking to order either the Park Map, or any of the 9 different 1:50,000 topos, please drop us a line via email or give us a call. We stock all these maps and I'd be happy to help anyone out.
 
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