Saugeen River Canoe Route
Denny's Dam to Lake Huron
(paddle time 1hrs)
After Denny's Dam, the Saugeen River travels through two sets of rapids; the most challenging of the Main Saugeen, then lazily empties into Lake Huron in the hometown of Thorncrest Outfitters, Southampton. These two sets of rapids, accessible from the north side of the river at Fisherman's park, are just big enough to form holes, standing waves and sharp eddy lines. For the inspiring whitewater paddlers this is a good spot to practice your technique in easy class two rapids. From Denny's Dam to the mouth of the river is about an hour's paddle very easy and laid back. Once paddlers reach the mouth of the harbor, they can paddle left to the large flagpole at the base of High St. From here it is a short walk up High St to downtown Southampton where we are located. About a mile offshore lies Chantry Island, great spot to paddle to on a calm day on the lake.
Saugeen River Mouth - Southampton