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  CROTCH LAKE

This is a trip that I did while I was working at Camp-Y-On-The-Ottawa. It was a very short 3 day trip. I took the trip with 8 children aged 11-14, and one other counsellor. This trip was much different from what I'm used to, and the "weekender" style was totally foreign to me.

July 3, 1999
Drove from Camp-Y-On-The-Ottawa to Whitefish Rapids UTM 568799
Paddled S on Crotch Lake
Camped on island site, UTM 593770
This island had two sites, one on the North tip and one on the Southern tip. We stayed on the Southern site as the other was taken. The site has lots of flat tents spots, with a relatively nice firepit/kitchen area.

Todays portage distance = 0 m
Total portage distance = 0 m
Todays paddle distance = 5 Km
Total paddle distance = 5 Km


July 4, 1999
Paddled N to a campsite at UTM 575797
This campsite is well back from accessible water. The canoes must be unloaded in the shallow bay, but the campsite is up the rocks. The site is relatively nice, but has few tent spots. There is a nice rock face to jump from, just to the south of the fire ring. When jumping, make sure to jump far out to avoid some of the rocks closer to shore. The water is plenty deep just past the rocks.

Todays portage distance = 0 m
Total portage distance = 0 m
Todays paddle distance = 4 Km
Total paddle distance = 9 Km


July 5, 1999
Paddled N to our take out at Whitefish Rapids, UTM 568799

Todays portage distance = 0 m
Total portage distance = 0 m
Todays paddle distance = 1 Km
Total paddle distance = 10 Km


Maps: Sharbot Lake 31 C/15, 1:50 000

General Notes:
Crotch Lake is a reasonably busy lake, with lots of motor boat/fishermen traffic. The put in at Whitefish Rapids is along a "private" road. It seems like everyone just ignores the sign that states this though. There is a busy boatlaunch there. There are many campsites, although some of them are very very poor. You will see lots of people if you go in the summer season. I'm not sure about early spring or late fall though. The water was very warm and did not taste good at all.
 
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