Big Chute on Severn
by Mark Harris. Online since 1999. In print ©2003, ©2011.

   Thanks to Gord Collins for this picture!  

   About this Waterfall
Rating: 2/5  Size: unknown Access: unknown Type: Dam Spillway

Waterfall Region: Cottage    County: Muskoka    Near: Big Chute

Watercourse: Severn River into Gloucester Pool   Latitude, Longitude: 44.8846, -79.6737

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For most of the year, this is a dry spillway below a dam. At select times when the dam is open, the spillway can be quite spectacular. The long deep gorge is somewhat rare for the Canadian Shield, and contains much polished bedrock. Even if you arrive on a day when the falls is completely dry, it's still an interesting site. The Marine Railway is right adjacent to the spillway, and was once purported to be one of the most photographed tourist attractions in Ontario.   (updated 41810).

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