Maxine Lake

Making Connections

  • Bushwhack North, 160 rods, up Ole and Jig Creeks, to Jig Lake
  • Bushwhack Southeast, 320 rods, down Ole Creek, to the Korb River


  • Fisher F-9, Cummings, Big Moose, Fourtown Lakes
  • McKenzie No. 16, Burntside Lake


  • DNR Lake No. 690170
  • Lake Map No. N/A
  • Lake Table No. 1
  • MDH Fish Consumption Advisory - N/A
  • MPCA Water Quality - N/A
Maxine Lake
Scale 1:21420
Full image approximately 2 miles square


Maxine is a small, narrow lake on Ole Creek in the Korb River drainage, 29¼ miles southeast of Crane Lake and 10½ miles WNW of Ely. Some ¾ mile long and narrow, with a slight dogleg, Maxine is wedged in against high, steep hills, rising some 120' above the lake. Ole Creek passes through Maxine along the northern shore, on its course from Ole Lake to the Korb River.

The Independence Day windstorms of 1999 did no significant damage in the Maxine area.


Maxine supports a single established campsite, near the eastern end of the north shore. It probably sees little use.

Planning Considerations

The presence of a campsite on Maxine suggests that the lake is accessible, though it may require good water levels in Ole Creek and the use of unmarked and unmaintained portages. Once camped on Maxine, it would provide a good base of operations to explore the even more remote Jig and Ole.


Notes and Comments

If you do get in to Maxine send us a photo. We'll publish it here. (It's the only way most BWCA paddlers will get to see this lake.)


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Last updated on 11 April, 2004