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About Galipo River Falls

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There are two small waterfalls along this stretch of the Galipo River. The river drains Welcome Lake, flows over the falls, and then out to Pen Lake. One of the falls is formed in a semi-vertical notch in the bedrock, while the other is broken into at least 3 different channels by miniature rocky islands. Both are hidden in the woods, and not more than a couple metres high.

Reaching this waterfall requires an overnight camping trip. The paddle from the town of Whitney is about 22 km. The driving directions lead to Whitney, just for convenience.

Some Key Facts
Region Northeast
County Nipissing
Near Pen Lake
Watercourse Galipo River
Watershed / % Lakes 2 / 19%
Ownership Algonquin Provincial Park
Landscape Wilderness
Size Small
Type Notch Cascade
Modification Natural
Access No Land-based Access
Top / Bottom /
Trail conditions Overnight Water Route
Hiking Time
Coordinates 45.4326,-78.3822
Site ID WOO.NIP.024
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This page last updated on April 20, 2024. Earlier versions can be examined on Archive.org, dating back to 2003.