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Larry's Gulch Section


Larry's Gulch Section


Store Upper St. John River Region

Quick Facts

Features salmon fishing, hills
Access dock
Route Difficulty easy
Water Body Type medium river
Current Type strong
Route Type linear
Route Distance 750 meters
Portage Distance none
Estimated Time 1 hour return
Elevation Change 1 meter
Scenery Rating must see
Cell Reception none
Fees Larry's Gulch


Larry's Gulch is a historic salmon fishing lodge on the Restigouche River. I was lucky enough to have the opportunity to cast a line and stay the night in one of the cabins. I didn't get to paddle, since the boats all had motors, but it sparked my interest in going back to paddle the Restigouche. The beautiful green waters cutting through the deep valleys provided amazing scenery on the short section that I got to see. We didn't catch anything on our trip because the water was low, but we had an amazing time just the same. If you ever get the chance to visit Larry's Gulch take it.

Canoes ready to go at Larry's Gulch Lodge



Larry's Gulch is a fishing camp that is owned by the province of New Brunswick. To find out more about reserving the lodge check out the Larry's Gulch Lodge website.

Coming from Saint-Quentin drive north on route 17. After 14.8 kilometres turn left onto route 265 towards Kedgwick River. Continue on route 265 and at 2.6 kilometres turn left towards Larry's Gulch Road. After another 2.8 kilometres you will come to a junction. At the junction turn right towards Larry's Gulch. After a short distance the road turns to gravel. Drive for 5 kilometres and you will come to Larry's Gulch at the end of the road.

Rooms at Larry's Gulch
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Trail Last Hiked: June 13, 2018.

Page Last Updated: May 14, 2022.