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There are two decent waterfalls found at the south end of Cedar Lake, almost due south of the campground at Brent. The first one, Hollywood Falls, occurs along a stretch of the river where the total drop is over 20 m. I have yet to visit, but from the photos that I have seen I would estimate that the waterfall is about 6 to 8 m tall.

NOTE this waterfall has also been called 'Cedar Lake Falls'. It's my understanding that this waterfall appears to have been named as Hollywood Falls by Bill Mason. Bill was a legendary canoeist, naturalist and early filmaker who would have inspired many of today's senior, experienced paddlers. I switched to using this name after seeing labelled on mapsbyjeff.com Jeff knows the park just a bit better than I do!

The waterfall can be reached after a modest paddle across Cedar Lake from the parking lot and beach at Brent. The driving directions lead to the beach. The falls are only a few hundred metres upstream from the lake.

It appears that there are rapids extending upstream almost right from the edge of the lake. You know this is going to be good! Unfortunately, this also means 'portage ahead!' The portage around the falls is about 690 m long, according to mapsbyjeff.com

It should be possible for paddlers to put in at the campground at Brent. The paddle across the lake is 2 km, and the mouth of the Petawawa River is almost due south. Please let me know if you have found this falls and/or can contribute a photo. NOTE: The driving coordinates are for the Brent Campground, for convenience.

Some Key Facts
Region Northeast
County Nipissing
Near Cedar Lake
Watercourse Cedar Lake
Watershed / % Lakes 3 / 27%
Ownership Algonquin Provincial Park
Landscape Wilderness, forested
Size Small
Type Cascade
Modification Natural
Access Shorter Water Route
Top / Bottom /
Trail conditions Shorter Water Route
Hiking Time
Coordinates 46.0051,-78.4844
Site ID WOO.NIP.035
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This page last updated on April 20, 2024. Earlier versions can be examined on Archive.org, dating back to 2003.