Warren River - best season is spring. Contact CALM ranger at Pemberton/ Manjimup for a general
indication of paddleability.
- Not to be paddled in flood
owing to the unpredictability of the nature of the river. The
main dangers are fallen logs.
- Blackberry infestation and
other dense vegetation make some sections of the river, and its
- Summer levels are too low.
- Any detailed description
of the river will vary according to the water level and as at
October, 2003, there is no reliable way of knowing the water
- Obtain Ministry of
Sport & Recreation's Canoeing Guide, No. 11 Warren River,
which is out of date and may be out of print but much of the
river information still applies. Note that there is no indication
of the water level - smaller rapids may be washed out at higher
levels and others may appear at lower levels.
|1 SW Highway (Rooney's Bridge) to
Bannister Road Bridge
water, many logs
|2 Bannister Road Bridge to Moon's Crossing *
water, some short rapids, two longer & more technical ones
with bigger drops. Some logs. See detailed
notes and some pics(White water skills required) Also, see story by Tony Henshaw
|3 Moon's Crossing to River Road
recommended - logs
& blackberries create dangerous hazards - see story by Tony Henshaw
|4 River Road to Warren Bridge
Road to Gloucester Road - consult Canoeing Guide No. 11. From
Gloucester Rd to Warren Bridge- mostly flat water, some logs,
some portaging. Small rapid or two depending on water level.
|5 Warren Bridge to Heartbreak Trail Ford *
water, some logs, one or two very small drops including the ford.
|6 Heartbreak Trail Ford to Barker Road Ford
||Two significant rapids which require care owing to
logs and vegetation. If in doubt scout first. One section with
numerous logs. (White water skills
Barker Road Ford to Larkin Raod Bridge - the river drops thirty
metres in this section.
dangerous section. See comments by
Larkin Road Bridge to river mouth *
may be moving due to winter rains, some logs to start off with.
- 4WD and an experienced
driver is necessary for the track across the dunes The sand bar
at the mouth is usually open in winter, closed in summer. Make
this an overnight camping trip if 4WD access is not possible,
paddling back upstream next day. Portaging over or around logs
with full canoe may prove hard going. More detailed notes and some pics.
Recommended paddle with appropriate skills.
sections of the Warren River are very scenic.