Canoe Tas Inc


Forth River

Forth River Road to Lemonthyme Power Station


Distance: 9 km.
Average Grade: 5 m/km
Peak Grade: 
Difficulty: Grade 3-4.
Paddling Time: 3-4 hours.
Entry Point: From a dirt road 50m. above the Lemonthyme Power Station. Take the left fork which meets the river about 10 Km. up (Grid ref. PP 258 858).
Exit Point: The Lemonthyme Power Station (Grid ref. 281 936).
Water Level: Between 4-lOm. on the H.E.C. gauges at the bridge near the power station (Grid ref. DP 275 928).
Tasmap: 1:100 000 Mersey.
General Description: The river has been canoed for 5 Km. above the entry point, but frequently disappears amongst the trees and log jams. The trip begins as an easy grade 2 with many eddies. After 3 Km. the river drops into a spectacular gorge. This section has been subjected to log jams. After another 4 Km. the final gorge is shot on the right. This may be grade 3-4 with high water. Experienced paddlers only, walkouts are difficult.

Suds – Upper Forth