Athabasca River - Depending on where you put-in. Town of Athabasca, Poachers Landing, or Calling River confluence, will determine the number of nights (from 2 to 4) required for wilderness camping en-route to the lodge, which is the last available take-out before reaching the city of Fort. McMurray at Km 420. The 250 to 200 km paddle is pretty much flat with only a couple sets of small rapids. This stretch of the Athabasca will take you through miles of pristine Boreal wilderness, providing amazing scenery, abundant wildlife, and many historical locations.