Canoe Tas Inc


Wilmot River

Alma Bridge to the Forth Junction
Distance: 1.5 km.
Average Grade: 8 m/km.
Peak Grade: 8 m/km.
Difficulty: Grade 3.
Paddling Time: 3-4 hours.
Entry Point: The Alma bridge on Wilmot Road (C132) just before the junction of the Wilmot and Forth (Grid ref. 55G DQ 356 301).
Exit Point: The junction of the Wilmot and Forth rivers, access from the eastern bank of the Forth river, 300 m below Paloona Dam.
Water Level: Between l m and 2 m at the gauge situated about 500 m upstream of Alma Bridge.
Tasmap: 1:100 000 Forth.
General Description: This is a very short trip of approximately 10 minutes. A good rapid precedes the junction but beware if the Forth River is low, because a man made weir could have a considerable drop at the junction. Also watch out for steel cables.