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Boating from Sparrow Lake to Lake Couchiching or Gloucester Pool ... time?

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Anyone done either of these 2 runs? I have my boat at a marina in Sparrow and thinking about how long it'll take.

 

Thanks in advance

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you can ask the Lock attendants or a boater in the lock they would know best. I'll ask my GF they been through the locks a bunch of times

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TIMES FOR THE 2 TRIPS

 

m-x or M-z is the mileage in miles at the point designated. These are shown on the Trent/Severn paper charts like #2028 and #2029.

 

SPARROW LAKE TO COUCH

 

Start is at marker S239 – m-214 – entrance to the Severn River.

 

Lock 42 is at m-210 (Couch Lock) – expect at least 30 to 45 minutes to get thru – all depends on many factors.

 

One time, Big Chute was going at the rate of 6 hours (GB to Lake Simcoe direction). Once, at Severn Lock it took me about 2-3 minutes to speed into the one spot left on the final lock trip down to GB direction. They had just started to close the lock gates. I arrived at the very last second on that day.

 

At m-208 – entrance to Lake Couch.

 

Total miles is 6 plus one lock. How long it will take will depend on you. The speed on the river is 6 or 10 mph max.

 

SPARROW LAKE TO GLOUCHESTER POOL

 

Start is at marker S239 – m-214 – entrance to the Severn River.

 

At m-224.5 is Swift Rapids Lock. Time to get thru – it depends.

 

At m-236, you can make a turn off the main channel and into the POOL.

 

Total miles is 22 miles plus one LOCK. It should be faster in this direction.

 

Good luck.

 

Carp-starter

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