Otter Rapids - Barker - Sluice Falls Canoe Route

Otter Rapids - Barker - Sluice Falls Canoe Route near La Ronge, SK

This trail was given a rating of 4 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 4 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 4 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 4 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 4 out of 5 stars
100 kms
1 day16hours
River Kayaking, Canoeing
Fall, Summer
La Ronge, SK
User outdoorsam
The route takes you from the top of Otter Rapids at Devil Lake, across the Mosquito Rapids portage, across Barker Lake, up through the Surf City Canyon, and loops around the top of Sluice Falls, bringing you back down Corner rapids, through Murray rapids and back onto Devil Lake.

This area has recently seen the effects of dry summers, and some rapid sets have become very shallow and you will not be able to run them. Thankfully, most of the rapid sets along this route have portages running the entire length of the rapids.

There are many campsites along the route, but it would be a good idea to check with the local outfitters in Missinipe (Horizon Outfitters). They will provide with you maps and useful local knowledge of the area.

The bugs in Northern SK are huge and will be all over you for the extent of your trip. But with enough bug spray and patience, you will get used to them!

WARNING: Knowledge of whitewater tripping and outdoor living is mandatory for any excursions in this area. You will be a long way from any civilization and medical help, so make sure to keep your wilderness first aid up to par and be prepared for anything that could happen!!

BRING YOUR CAMERA!! Saskatchewan sunsets are amazing! And you'll want to capture your friend's faces as they drop into a class 4/5 set of rapids! Also, remember your fishing rods and your permits. You can pull some BIG FISH out of those eddies!!


Depart from Saskatoon, head north to Prince Albert.

Continue on the highway north, heading towards La Ronge. La Ronge is a small town, so follow the main street through town, and keep following the highway north until you get to the outfitting town of Missinipe.Be sure to stop in at Horizon and talk to the guides there. They'll be happy to answer your questions.

From Missinipe continue along the logging road, keep going over the Otter Rapids bridge, and keep going until you see the sign for the Devil Lake Prov. Campground.

This is where you'll start and finish your trip.


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By speciesPosted By: species  - Wed Mar 25 19:17:32 UTC 2009 Not Rated Question Hi, I was wondering if there is GPS data to download from the respective files? Do all routes have GPS files associated with them? This one I am looking at I can not see where to download the file(s).


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