GoULAIS RIVER BRIDGE

N 46°43.802' W 084°20.925'

46.73003 -84.34875


I chose this spot for its proximity to Chippewa Falls, so I could visit the next morning, without driving right through to Batchawana. It was late, and I needed to pitch camp before the rain. As you can see by my choice of sites, it was a matter of convenience more than comfort, but the sound of rain lulled me right to sleep. A small clearing in the undergrowth was a great spot to pitch my tent just off the TransCanada. A little exploring and in more severe inclement weather there’s ample room under the bridge, and I suspect it’s used frequently by bicyclists. The River is home to Smallmouth Bass, Walleye, Pike, and Speckled Trout while Rainbow Trout migrate up the river in the Spring so a fishing enthusiast would love a day or two camped on the shores. Not one of my most luxurious spots but it will more than do in a pinch and you could easily spend a few days. Downside, absolute proximity to the highway, note that down highway 588 is the Goulais River Provincial Park, unmaintained and also free to use.

© sleeping under the stars 2021