Canoe Tas Inc

Leven Catchment

Cam River

Sandersons Road to boat ramp, Somerset
Distance: 17 km.
Average Grade: 4 m/km.
Peak Grade: 
Difficulty: Grade 2.
Paddling Time: 5 hours.
Entry Point: From West Ridgley (C105) take Sandersons Road. About 2.5 km. down this road on the right under a stand of pine trees is a gate into a paddock. Walk down to the river (Grid ref. 964 444).
Exit Point: At the boat ramp at Somerset on the Murchison Highway (A10) (Grid ref. 022 555).
Water Level: No gauge is available but 2-3 days of heavy rain is needed before the river flows enough to paddle.
Tasmap: 1:100 000 Inglis.
Shuttle: ~23 km.
General Description: The top section of this river has many good small rapids, then it drops into a small gorge with three grade 2 drops. The rapid at the Guide River Junction may have to be portaged if the level is low. Another 1 km down river there is a small rock garden, then the river flattens out to the end. Beware of the willow trees on the lower section as they can be a danger to the unwary.