Kayaking or River Rafting - Eve River
At Montague Creek to Lower Bridge
Suitable for intermediate and advanced kayakers’ only
Conditions of the river: Class 2 and 3+: a Class 4 drop and a Class 5 or 6 waterfall (portage able) some technical.
Length of run: is suggest at 10.9 kilometres 3.5 hours or (6.8 miles)
Shuttle to 9.6 kilometres for 15 minutes on a gravel logging road.
Season: Fall and Spring: best in May or June. Rain-fed and snow-melt, when the gravel at the take-out is just covered The Eve River is at optimum level. River flow 11 m 3/S or 390 cubic meters per second estimated.
What to expect: This is a very small river. Fairly consistent descent, over gravel with one boulder-strewn cascade, pale green water through fern-clad valleys, evidence of extensive logging but a great paddle.
Topographical maps required: Adam River 92L/8 1:50,000
Facilities: Camp ground facilities available at the Village of Sayward with hot showers, laundry facilities, shopping etc.
Guidelines: Small, shallow and dangerous, as well as beautiful. Spring peak is the best time to run this river, lots of debris in the autumn months. High mountains everywhere; over 1600 meters. Gradient averages 12 meters/kilometre. Danger from sweepers, log jams and fallen trees. From 15 meters wide to 30 meters at the take out. Be prepared to carry kayaks around fallen trees.
Access to put-in and take-out: From Highway 19 turn into the road with a signpost “Eve River Woodlands” travel 1.9 kilometres to a triple fork, keep to the centre fork, then turn left and stop to take a look at the put-in bridge. To reach take out continue downstream along East Main Road, where the Adam River Road enters from the right; stay left and continue downhill to the take-out bridge over the Eve River.