From the old bridge, it is six miles down to the delta-like entrance of Umsaskis Lake. A popular spot to camp for the night as the slow meandering river has many back channels where an abundance of wildlife resides, especially in the evening; a great place to get up close and personal with moose! This area is also great dry fly fishing for brook trout in the spring. From here it is an 11 mile paddle across Umsaskis, past another ranger station and gravel road access point, across Long Lake to Long Lake dam. Through this stretch there are numerous springs and stream inlets where native brook trout reside. Across from the ranger station at the north end of Umsaskis is a nice ledge hole that holds big lake trout.
Long Lake dam is a tricky spot to navigate as the old dam cribworks still remain just under the surface and can give a false sense of being able to canoe over them safely. There are large metal spikes scattered through the cribworks that can easily tear through a canoe if not navigated properly. Inexperienced canoers are strongly recommended to portage the dam on the east side of the river. The large pool below the old cribworks holds very nice brook trout, as well as the numerous stream inlets just below the old dam.