Access/Launch: The Sauble River offers multiple options to start or finish your paddling adventure. The Sauble River is a great river for beginners wanting to try for the first time a river trip but not wanting to commit to a full day of paddling. The river meanders through forests and sand dunes with only one swift section easily navigated.
Sauble River Access #1: The first access is located off of Bruce County Road 8 following Side road 15 to the bridge the launch area is on the left hand side (west side) from here it is approximately a 4 to 5 hour paddle shuttling to this access point is available as parking is limited to none.
Sauble River Access #2: The shorter tour which is approximately a 3 hour paddle to Sauble Falls is located at Jewels Bridge this is located from Highway 8 by turning onto Side road 15 and turning left at the stop sign heading west eventually crossing Jewels Bridge. Here it is best to arrange shuttling with us, as no parking is available.
Sauble River Access #3: An alternative to the above options is to leave and paddle up or down river from our Sauble Falls rental location the river has no current in these sections and is easily paddled. One can head up river and enjoy a beautiful river tour with nature close at hand or head down river to end up at Sauble Beach a great place for a swim.
Difficulty Level: Beginner
Length: There are three options available on this river. The longest of these involves an approximate three to four hour paddle where you will arrive at Sauble Falls. Here, if you want to continue down to Lake Huron a short portage is required and one can easily reach the mouth of the river and Sauble Beach in under an hour. An alternative length is available where a shuttle can allow for a two-hour paddle to Sauble Falls.
Description/Trip Background: This is a flat-water river trip as the river meanders and carves its way through ancient sand dunes created from past glacial events. Red pine forests and a variety of wildlife make this river corridor their home the chances of seeing a beaver, muskrat or other river animal is high as this river travels through quiet forest areas providing the perfect habitat.
Maps/Charts: No maps required
Fees: Parking fees at Sauble falls are required alternative parking can be arranged at no charge please contact us for details.
Other: This is a great river to experience both nature and paddling in a unique river ecosystem a perfect choice for first timers or family trips. Once close to Sauble Falls bridge stay to river right the portage is located just under the bridge first dock.