Route 3 Poplar Winchell Loop

Rockwood canoe route Poplar Winchell

Start at Poplar, through Lizz, Caribou, Horseshoe, Gaskin, Winchell, north to Omega, Henson, Pillsbery, Meeds, and back through Caribou, Lizz, returning to Poplar. Winchell has a small hidden waterfall on the southern shore. Excellent walleye, northern, and trout fishing. Very scenic and remote with thirteen portages. Five to seven days average. Moderately difficult. View route on Paddle Planner.


  1. My friends and I are looking at this loop. I’m wondering if I could get any info on canoe rentals and permits. Also if I could purchase a map with spots to try for fishing?

    • Doug, Permits go on sale on Jan 31st – and we can help. Permit fees are $16 / per adult, plus a flat $10 fee, and you can bring up to 8 friends with on the permit. Canoe rentals and maps with portages, campsites, and our fishing tips are available. I’ll send you an email with the details


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