BOATING / CANOEING / KAYAKING
The Rock Pine is located on Frenchman's Bay which is part of the Marten River waterway system. The bay connects to Marten River and (little) Marten Lake by way of a very large culvert that goes under Hwy 11. Small boats with a low drag have no problem maneuvering between the two bodies of water under the bridge. The nearby Provincial Park is accessible from our docks just by following Marten River north.
(little) Marten Lake feeds into (big) Marten Lake which then connects to Bruce and McPhee Lakes further east. Wicksteed Lake has a dam so is only accessible by a boat launch that is just a short 5 minute drive away.
These lakes and rivers are considered some of the best fishing waterways around. There is plenty of lake trout, walleye, pike, bass, perch, pickerel and whitefish with the occasional sturgeon to be found.
The Temagami area (which includes Marten River) is also considered the
Canoe/Kayak Route From the Rock Pine
Around Kenny Forest Provincial Park
General Info Portage Info
Distance: 30 km No. of Portages : 2
Duration : 2 days Total Length: 2425 m
Loop Trip : yes Longest Portage : 2250 m
River Travel : novice Portaging : Difficult
Lake Travel : novice Remoteness : novice
Start Frenchman's Bay
East through Little Marten Lake
P 175 m around dam into Wickstead Lake (along road)
Northeast through Wickstead Lake (into channel heading east)
P 2250 m southeast to Bruce Lake
West through Bruce Lake to Big Marten Lake
Southwest through Big Marten Lake to Little Marten Lake
West into Frenchman's Bay to finish
The Rock Pine has a small 14' fishing boat with a 15hp motor and two canoes available for rent. Life jackets, paddles and safety kits included.
Boat Rental $95 / day half day (4 hrs) $50
Canoe or Kayak Rental $40 / day half day (4 hrs) $25
Guided Fishing Trips available if pre booked $160 per guide per day
Package deals - include: overnight accommodations, dinner, breakfast, lunch, and boat rental. Call for pricing (always subject to change) and availability.
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