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Alligator Crossing

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Hidden : 07/24/2004
2 out of 5
1.5 out of 5

Size: Size: regular (regular)

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Geocache Description:

Access Point 2 – Epping to Heathcote
Distance: 10 km (6.2 miles)

Details: Paddlers will find this stretch of the river beautiful and winding. This area of the river is ideal for families although the swifts and fast currents may be encountered depending on water level.

For paddlers completing their journey in Heathcote, note the dock on the right (south) side of the river, prior to the bridge.

Welcome to the "Park or Paddle Series"

There are 4 different series in this set of 30 caches. These caches are accessible by either paddling to them or driving to them. You chose your mode of transportation.

It is highly recommended that you do this series in sequential order. Therefore you will be going with the flow of the river.

1. Park or Paddle – The Beaver River: Kimberley to Heathcote
Total Distance: 25km (4-5 hrs)
Level of Difficulty: Novice

2. Park or Paddle – The Rankin River: Isaac Lake to Sauble Falls
Total Distance:18km (5-7 hrs)
Level of Difficulty: Novice

3. Park or Paddle – The Saugeen River: Hanover to Southampton
Total Distance:102km (3-4 days)
Level of Difficulty: Intermediate

4. Park or Paddle – The Sauble:
Total Distance:
Level of Difficulty:

1. Park or Paddle – The Beaver River

River & Paddling Information

This gentle flowing river is perfect for novice paddlers. Carved through a pre-glacial valley, this route offers panoramic views of the Niagara Escapment and the surrounding countryside. Along the way the river valley provides excellent habitat for green heron, great horned owl, white tailed-deer and beaver. Note: Paddling downstream of Slabtown is NOT recommended.


Park or Paddle – The Beaver River - 1
Park or Paddle – The Beaver River - 2
Park or Paddle – The Beaver River - 3
Park or Paddle – The Beaver River - 4
Park or Paddle – Lake Eugenia - The Beaver River - 5

Historical Reflections

Named by the Huron First Nations people for the numerous beaver found along it’s banks, the Beaver River indents the Niagara Escarpment for a distance of 40km (24.8 miles) from Georgian Bay to Flesherton. In the mid-19th century, the river was used as a transportation route. The steep gradient, in some sections, provided a source of water power for mill operations. The Beaver Valley offers some of the most spectacular scenery to be found in Southern Ontario.

Fishing the Beaver

By way of fishways at the Thornbury and Clenedan Dams, sport fishing opportunities are good for rainbow and brown trout. Fly fishers are a common site along the river’s upper reaches.


The cache is a camoflauged screw top container.

For anyone who has done our TCT - Caledon - Bailey Bridge cache. This cache will remind you of it.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

FJ Pbeare bs Oevqtr

Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)

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