The Boathouse is located in Palmer Rapids on a private site with beautiful woodland camping amidst majestic white pine trees. The waterfront is ideal for starting our courses and a gorgeous spot to begin and end the day. Please follow the directions below to reach us.
If you arrive in Palmer Rapids via hwy 514, turn left onto 515 and drive through the small town of Palmer Rapids. Approx. 2 km past town, cross over the Madawaska River. Stay on this highway for approx. 1 more km and just as the highway bends to the left, slow down. Our site is on the left hand side of the road, and our civic address is: 6535. You will notice the large green and blue buildings as well as the Paddler Co-Op Boathouse sign. If you are coming from hwy 62, turn onto hwy 515 towards Palmer Rapids. You will reach our site before you come to the river. If you cross the river, you have gone too far. Our site is on the right, just past Dam Rd.
Civic Address: 381A Keller Rd
Nearest intersection: Keller Rd & Hass Rd
Geographic Description: From Keller Rd & Hass Rd intersection approx. 3 km to civic address.
On-site Access: Follow driveway to second house. Continue past house through yard and down access road for 800 meters to hunt camp.
Directions to the Ottawa River put-in:
Follow Hwy 17 west from Ottawa past Renfrew. Turn right on Storyland Rd. Proceed past Storyland to the stop sign. Continue straight through the intersection and follow the rafting signs (OWL, RiverRun & Wilderness Tours). Drive past the signs to OWL/Wilderness Tours and continue towards RiverRun. Once you reach River Run, continue past it for approx. 7 km. There are small square signs on the right side of the road. Just past RiverRun is sign # 5. You are looking for sign # 1. Turn right at sign # 1. Stay left and turn into a large parking lot. This lot will be filled with vehicles and boats. This is where we will meet. Our meeting time is usually 9:00 on the first day of your scheduled course. Check your confirmation for your own course start time.