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Solo paddle along McKay Creek

2021 June 04

I went for a solo paddle down McKay Creek, which flows out of Mallard Lake on the eastern boundary of Algonquin Park. I paddled down to the beaver dam that controls the level of both the creek and Mallard Lake. While the beaver dam is just a few hundred meters from Johnny Lake, I chose not to fight the low water conditions below the dam this time. I'll save that for a future trip when I have more time and perhaps I'm with a partner.

On Mallard Lake on the border of Algonquin Park

(photo by Bob: 2021-06-04 - map - explore

Mallard Lake.

along McKay Creek just east of Algonquin Park

(photo by Bob: 2021-06-04 - map - explore

McKay Creek.

Labrador tea along McKay Creek just east of Algonquin Park

(photo by Bob: 2021-06-04 - map - explore

Labrador tea along McKay Creek.

Labrador tea along McKay Creek just east of Algonquin Park

(photo by Bob: 2021-06-04 - map - explore

Labrador tea along McKay Creek.

along McKay Creek just east of Algonquin Park

(photo by Bob: 2021-06-04 - map - explore

along McKay Creek just east of Algonquin Park

(photo by Bob: 2021-06-04 - map - explore

along McKay Creek just east of Algonquin Park

(photo by Bob: 2021-06-04 - map - explore

Beaver dam along McKay Creek just east of Algonquin Park

(photo by Bob: 2021-06-04 - map - explore

Beaver dam along McKay Creek. This is as far as I went downstream, just a little shy of Johnny Lake.

Sedge meadow along McKay Creek just east of Algonquin Park

(photo by Bob: 2021-06-04 - map - explore

Sedge meadow along McKay Creek.

along McKay Creek just east of Algonquin Park

(photo by Bob: 2021-06-04 - map - explore

yellow waterlily along McKay Creek just east of Algonquin Park

(photo by Bob: 2021-06-04 - map - explore

Yellow water-lily along McKay Creek.

Northern Pitcherplant along McKay Creek just east of Algonquin Park

(photo by Bob: 2021-06-04 - map - explore

Northern Pitcher-plant along McKay Creek.

along McKay Creek just east of Algonquin Park

(photo by Bob: 2021-06-04 - map - explore

beaver dam day trip (canoe) Northern Pitcher-plant Nuphar sp. Yellow Water-lily

Laurentian Hills Mallard Lake McKay Creek