Camus Rapids Hike

The Wintergreen Fund for Conservation and the Club Navigateur La Ronde are hosting a hike to the Camus Rapids on the Groundhog River. Pre-register for a guided hike to observe lake sturgeon in action and also learn about the history of the Camus Rapids. Since we can only accommodate a maximum of 30 people, it is recommended that you pre-register early.

Transportation to and from the site will be provided. A shuttle will depart from the Timmins Square parking lot in front of the old Sears store at 8:00 a.m. The shuttle will arrive at a second pick up location on the north side of the Kukatush road at 9:00 a.m. Following the event, the shuttle will depart the site around 2:30 p.m. and will return to Timmins by 4:00 p.m.

As this is an all-day event, participants are encouraged to bring a lunch, snacks and water. Please bring sunscreen, bug repellent, layered clothing and wear low heeled boots or sturdy shoes for hiking. Although short in distance this hike qualifies as a very challenging course and is not recommended for children. No pets please.

Please be advised that severe weather conditions will cancel the outing.

Pre-registration Mandatory!
For more information or to register call the Mattagami Region Conservation Authority office at 705.360.2660 or email

Additional Information

Lake Sturgeon Spawning Activity May 24, 2002 (YouTube video)
Region report: Lake sturgeon in the Moose River Basin (pdf)
Ontario Parks Groundhog River Interim Management Statement (pdf)