great to see a new addition to your list of rivers and lakes on the homepage. i've paddled that stretch a few times. once you get into victoria lake there is a good number of beach campsites. unfortunately most are accesible by wheeler. the first time i stayed there i never seen any, the second time i saw quite a few. never had any problems though.the campsite itself is all sand nice flat ground with a sanddune for a windbreak, there is also a little toilet area set up,it is a perfect spot and is within a half km.of the entrance to the lake from the deadwater. there is a nice swimming area where the lepreau exits the lake, there is no beach there but the water is weed free with a nice sandy bottom. there is what would be a nice site to the right of this area marked by a large boulder on shore but the site is really trashed. broken bottles all over the baech and throughout the water and garbage everywhere. it looks as this site is frequented by fisherman as it didn't look accesible by wheeler. as disturbing as this was it was not the worst. there is a long stretch of beach that has a dump behind the sand bank. in it was a bunch of alluminum,old aresol cans, typar and what appears to be a burndout camper.it's too bad because this is otherwise a beatifule lake
Post by Ken Corbett on May 30, 2006 15:32:55 GMT -5
Sounds like a nifty lake, too bad we didn't have time to paddle around it.
Yeah, there's always some one who trashes a nice spot. If I go there, I'll take a shovel, and see if I can bury some of the crap. Maybe burn the rest. That's all you can do. Too bad some of the ATVers wouldn't use their wheels to haul trash out, it sounds like they've hauled their fair share in ... although it's unfair to blame them for all of it.
I understand the river leading out of the lake is too rough to canoe ... there are several high falls, Munson, Ragged, Keyhole, Big, and of course the falls at the mouth.
me and a friend had thought about running the lepreau, until we started researching it. the only section that might be feasible is the section from victoria lake to the second bridge, i think this is where the first major falls starts, and the river goes through a steep canyon. i might solo up from this bridge someday up to victoria lake. or if time is a factor i might start at the first bridge. i figure it would be a little safer to scout it going up, i know there is some juicy rapids up there i just want to make sure i don't end up swiming through some unexpected falls