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About Zevely Rapids

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This is a small rapids set in a scenic northern landscape. A one-lane wooden bridge crosses the river immediately upstream of the rapids. From here, the river falls no more than a metre or two down a gentle cascade. But this river is no slouch, and its flow rumbles through a low, but rugged rock outcrop.

On the east side of the road, south of the wide gravel 'parking area', a trail leads south and gives access to Wanatango Falls, about 1.5 km away (see entry).

In earlier versions of my web site, this spot was spelled Zeverley Rapids. Several other online sources use this spelling.Thanks to Shawn Mac, I've been advised that there is no 'r' in the name. (Gimme an r!). The proper spelling and a history of the site is described on an interpretive sign recently installed at the site.

This site is coded as yellow because it is somewhat remote. At the same time, the road is reasonable, and you can be back on the Trans-Canada Hwy in about 15 mins.

Some Key Facts
Region Northeast
County Cochrane
Near Potter
Watercourse Frederick House River
Watershed / % Lakes 3 / 18%
Ownership Crown Land
Landscape Wilderness, roadside
Size Small
Type Cascade
Modification Road Bridge
Access Easy
Top / Bottom Easy to view / Easy to view
Trail conditions Gravel
Hiking Time 0 min
Coordinates 48.8635,-81.072
Site ID WOO.COC.036
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This page last updated on April 20, 2024. Earlier versions can be examined on Archive.org, dating back to 2003.