Skootamatta Creek

The Skoot is typical of other Hwy 7 runs, with narrow drops through small gorges mixed with easier rapids and flatwater. This Class I-IV river is suitable for novice to expert paddlers come spring. Many of these rapids are chutes and can be run in low water conditions as well as high, but should be scouted first. Apparently the more difficult drops on the Skoot are difficult to scout, so good boat scouting ability, or an experienced guide is useful. The narrows drops are through rocky walls, which can be touched with the paddle on either side.

Skoot looks to be one of those often over looked runs. This may be a good run who want to try something a little more unknown and less busy.




The distance is about 20km.


Class I to IV


Take Hwy #7 east to just past Madoc. Shortly after the junction of hwy #7 and Hwy #37, go north on Hastings Rd. #2 to Flinton. The put-in is at the bridge in Flinton. The take-out is in Actinolite, below Hwy #7.

The Rapids

The Photo Points are co-ordinated to the Topo Map at the end of the picture series. BIG Thanks to Jeff K. for the Pic's

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