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Looking for the best places to Raft in and around Rapides-des-joachims? Below are some great routes, trips and resources to help you Raft in and around Rapides-des-joachims.

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Swisha rapids
Ottawa River - In low water, flatwater from lake McConnell to the convinience store. Beautiful mangrove like channels below the bridge and bouldery shores pretty much until Colten bay. Multiple put in and takeouts possible with it being roadside/trailside. Medium water when they release is swift water to class 1 waves. Perfect for beginners. At Highwater, it is class I-II. I have seen waves up to 8ft in size and solid class III+ rapids at extreme flood levels. At medium-highwater, there can be wood in some of the side channels and even main ones causing some problems if not avoided. If you’re a beginner, be with at least an intermediate.
Robinson lake to Ottawa river
Dumoine River - Very beginner friendly run with easily scoutable class I-II+ rapids. There can be rocks however and a swim can result in a slightly bruised bottom. There are 2 major rapids, Panet chute(Class III+) and Ryan’s chute (Class IV) which both have fun creeky lines although it is preferable for most people to poratge at least Ryan’s chute. There is amazing scenery all along and there is great potential in seeing wildlife.