- Bushwhack Northwest, 290 rods, up Geraldine
Creek, to Ole
- Bushwhack Southwest, 640 rods, down Geraldine
Creek and Crab Creek to Burntside
Big Moose, Fourtown Lakes
No. 16, Burntside
- 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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Geraldine is a small lake in the Burntside
basin, straddling the BWCAW boundary 29¾ miles ESE of Crane Lake
and 9½ miles northwest of Ely. Just over ½ mile long
with a SW/NE orientation, Geraldine lies tight against the base of a large,
high hill, which rises over 50' above its southern shore. Geraldine
Creek enters the lake from the northwest, dropping some 40' in the final
¼ mile. It exits nearby from the far southwestern end of Geraldine,
heading southwest to Crab Creek, just over ½ mile downstream.
There are no maintained portages into Geraldine.
The Independence Day windstorms of 1999 did no significant damage in
the Geraldine Lake area.
Geraldine is not on any maintained route
and supports no established campsites.
Geraldine is on the way to nowhere, and
unlikely to be a destination in its own right. Getting there from
anywhere would seem to require serious bushwhacking, and hiking in would
seem to make much more sense than trying to visit with canoes.
Notes and Comments
If you do get in to Geraldine 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