This section is often overlooked in favour of the 'normal' Ottawa section, but provides a pleasant, more moderate trip. There are a few rapids encountered near the start that are usually grade 2, and are an ideal training ground for ferry gliding and attainment practice. High water pushes this section up to grade 3, and means a few good surf spots as well. Soon though, the water flattens off as the lake formed by the hydro dam at Portage-du-Fort is reached. As you float down, reflect that pre-dam, this section contained some of the biggest rapids on the Ottawa. The take out is on the right, and is a few hundred metres downstream of a big construction crane now used as a bungy tower. You need to ask permission at the OWL rafting office. There is an alternative (public) access point further downstream at the end of Acres road.
To get to the take out; turn off Grant Settlement road onto Rafting road and follow it to the end. OWL rafting is on the right. This is well signposted from highway 17 in all directions. To get to the put in; go back to Grant Settlement road and turn right. Just after River Run rafting base, turn right into Blacks farm and drive to a parking lot by the river. River Run rafting also provides access to the river.