Trout Lake, Vermilion River, Bootleg Lake
No. 15, Trout Lake
- DNR Lake No. 690xxx
- Lake Map No. N/A
- Lake Table No. 1
- MDH Fish Consumption
Advisory - N/A
- MPCA Water Quality
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Alf is a small lake in the Vermilion
River drainage, situated just beyond the western boundary of the BWCAW,
18¼ miles SSE of Crane Lake and 26½ miles WNW of Ely.
Some ½ mile in length and as much as ¼ mile or more in width,
Alf sits just over the hill from Oriniack, ¾
mile northwest of that bigger lake and ¼ mile west of the wilderness
boundary. Alf has no apparent surface water inlet or outlet.
It does not have a maintained portage.
The Independence Day windstorms of 1999 did not affect Alf or its immediate
Alf is not on any maintained route
and supports no established campsites. It is, however, outside of
the BWCAW proper and so subject to the less restrictive regulations of the
Superior National Forest.
Alf is on the way to nowhere, and unlikely
to be a destination in its own right, unless you're camped at Oriniack
and looking for a vigorous afternoon hike.
Notes and Comments
If you do get in to Alf send us a photo.
We'll publish it here. (It's the only way most BWCA paddlers will
get to see this lake.)
Last updated on
11 April, 2004