Lerome to French Lake Route

Lerome to French Lake is a great quiet route.

The Lerome to French Lake route offers all the pleasures of the Quetico canoe country: beautiful lakes to paddle, portages you can tell stories about when you return home, wild scenery to spark the imagination, and as always, great fishing.

This route you through much of the Northern Quetico part of the park. You will pass by Ojibwe pictographs, waterfalls, pristine wilderness lakes, and intimate trickling streams along the way. Russell is renowned as one of the most beautiful and remote lakes in the Quetico. From the south end of this route, crews can take day trips to the famed “Falls Chain,” usually accessible only from the South.

Lakes: Lerome, Bewag, Narrow, Cole, Cirrus, Kaskokwog, McAlpine, Quetico, Jean, Burntside, Rouge, Jean Creek, Sturgeon, Russell, Sturgeon Narrows, Twin Lakes, Dore, Pine, Pickerel, French

  • Drop-Off: Lerome
  • Pick-Up: French
  • Number of Portages: 13
  • Longest Portage: .5 miles
  • Length of Trip (miles): 85 miles
  • Recommended Trip Length (days): 7-9
  • Trip Difficulty: Moderate-Difficult
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