Location: just North and East of downtown L'Anse.
Shuttle Length: ~6 miles. (See details in "Directions" Tab.)
Character: Tiny creek, likely to hold wood.
Drainage area near take-out: approximately 9 square miles.
Put-in elevation is approximately 820'.
Take-out elevation is approximately 607'.
Thus total elevation change is approximately 213'.
Information (lat, lng, elev, total drop, run length, shuttle length) adjusted and/or verified from best manual extrapolation of online data (via maps.google.com, distance measuring tool, and other resources). 2009.02.06
I believe I've heard of someone having 'explored' (or 'pioneered'?) this run, but I have no specific recollection or information about whether it was a 'discovery' or a 'disaster'.
If you are in L'Anse, and all the area runs are going huge, this creek may provide an option for still getting in your boat. However, I would expect there to be plenty of concern for wood.
Also, please note that it may not be possible or advisable to boat down to the bay. You may need to get out at North 4th Street, or Main Street, if the culverts do not allow passage.
Anyone having more specific knowledge is welcomed to share it via the 'Comments' tab.
USGS lists a sampling site with drainage area at this location of 9 square miles.
As mentioned, this is a pretty tiny creek, with a drainage area near take-out of only 9 square miles (based upon info from a former gauge), thus maybe only 5 or so square miles at the put-in. Obviously, it is likely to take everything in the area being in flood before this little creek would have boatable water.
Permits are not required for this reach.
Best put-in and take-out are uncertain (and may depend upon amount of mud or snow, condition of roads, existence of impassible culverts (in town), etc.). Specifically, the listed put-in appears potentially accessible via what may be a dirt/gravel road which is shown on the map (but is not 'routed to'). This may be private property and may be inaccessible.Anyone having more specific knowledge is welcomed to share it via the 'Comments' tab.
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