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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
along McKay Creek just east of Algonquin Park
Labrador tea along McKay Creek just east of Algonquin Park
Labrador tea along McKay Creek just east of Algonquin Park
along McKay Creek just east of Algonquin Park
along McKay Creek just east of Algonquin Park
along McKay Creek just east of Algonquin Park
Beaver dam along McKay Creek just east of Algonquin Park
Sedge meadow along McKay Creek just east of Algonquin Park
along McKay Creek just east of Algonquin Park
yellow waterlily along McKay Creek just east of Algonquin Park
Northern Pitcherplant along McKay Creek just east of Algonquin Park
along McKay Creek just east of Algonquin Park

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

Laurentian Hills Mallard Lake McKay Creek