SECTION 6 THE INDIAN FALLS DEPOT TO SOUTH BRANCH NEPISIGUIT RIVER

Indian Falls Depot Photo: Indian Falls Depot

Description: Indian Falls Depot has been used as a supply depot even back in the 1800s. The term used for the supply depot in those days was the ‘bearhouse”. Richard D. Ware,in August 1899, writes in “In the Woods and on the Shore”: We kept on in the canoes to Indian Falls, and it was late in the afternoon when we started on the trail through the wood for the “52 Mile Bear House”, where we were to camp that night, the guides going back to the teamster to help bring along the baggage.

Photo provided by Karl Branch October, 2005

mountdenys Photo: Mount Denys from Indian Falls Depot

Description: August 1898 “A Wilderness Journey” by G.U. Hay The country has become more mountainous and the mountains are close to us on both sides of the river. Bald Mountain (now Mount Denys) has been in sight since Saturday, and on Monday afternoon, at three o’clock we land at the point nearest to it and pitch our tent, intending to climb at early dawn on the following morning. Near us was situated a “bear camp,” where the lumbermen store supplies of flour and salt pork for use the following winter. They are made very strong, to resist the attacks of bears, who frequently, however, get into them by tearing off portions of the roof. We had been authorized before leaving Bathurst to get into this one, bear fashion, and help ourselves if we ran short of supplies, but fortunately we were not in need..

Photo provided by Rod O’Connell October, 2007

devilselbow Photo: Devil’s Elbow

Description: Devil’s Elbow has been a favorite spot for trout fishermen. In 1886, Arthur P. Silver writes in “A Birch-Bark Canoe Trip”:At the Devil’s elbow we halted for two days. this is the name bestowed on the best big trout pool of the river. What connection the Prince of Darkness can have with these lovely surroundings we failed to discover…We caught some very large trout here, the largest drawing the scale to 6 1/4 lbs.

Photo provided by Rod O’Connell October, 2007

crownreserve Photo: Crown Reverve Devil’s Elbow

Description: A great spot to stop for a lunch with sheltered picnic table, outhouse & fire pit. The Crown Reverve on the Nepisiguit River is a daily reverve for New Brunswickers only. To apply, telephone the Bathurst DNR District Office seven days before the day you want to fish. The bag limit is two trout per person and the party size is two persons. Season runs from July 15 to Aug. 15

Photo provided by Rod O’Connell October, 2007

moosebogan Photo: A Bogan on the Nepisiguit River.

Description: This section of the river has many bogans. A great place to possibly see a moose in one of the bogans. Arthur P. Silver notes in 1886 At Lyman’s Pool, so called after an American Lawyer who roughed it here in the brush with my man Joe (a Mi’gmaq guide on the Nepisiguit River) for three successive seasons… Joe had many stories to relate of his trip with Mr. Lyman. Here Mr. Lyman shot a bear; there fell a bull moose while standing in that ‘bogan’ or cove; at that point a fine caribou was missed, and so on.

Photo provided by Rod O’Connell August, 1983

 Nepisiguit Mi’gmaq Trail Section #6

4 Responses to SECTION 6 THE INDIAN FALLS DEPOT TO SOUTH BRANCH NEPISIGUIT RIVER

  1. Dan Timon says:

    Planted a Geocache on this section with my Venturers this week. What an amazing trip. Wished we had known that Indian Falls has four drop this time of year. That last one claimed a pair of eyeglasses, my scout hat and three tipped canoes with six wet paddlers, many bumps and even a few scrapes and bruises. Third falls was a lot of fun on the right side in a canoe though.

    • Dan Timon says:

      PLanning Round Two for the week prior to Canada Day. Any idea if the section from McEwan Bridge to Popple Depot is deep enough for canoes at that time of year?

      • Dan Timon says:

        Also wondering about the section from 106 to 105 km just upriver from Corker’s Gulch. How bad are those rapids at that time of year. Anyworse than the sections leading up to Indian Falls?

  2. Megan mclean says:

    Could I get in touch with someone about the Mi’gMaq trail, I will be the new owner of a camp near devils elbow

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