- Portage Northwest, 320 rods, to Niswi
- Portage South, 100 rods, to Cummings
Big Moose, Fourtown Lakes
No. 16, Burntside
- DNR Lake No. 690323
- Lake Map No. C5073
- Lake Table No. 1
- MDH Fish Consumption
Advisory - N/A
- MPCA Water Quality
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Neewin is a relatively small and shallow
lake in the Moose River drainage, 24¾ miles southeast of Crane Lake
and 14½ miles northwest of Ely. Over mile long on its north/south
axis, its 100 acres have a maximum depth of only 15'. Out of the southeast
corner of the lake, a 100 rod up-and-over portage heads south to the northern
shore of Cummings, cresting some 20' above Neewin.
Off the western shore, a mile long (320 rod) up-and-over portage heads north
and west to Niswi, gaining some 65' of elevation
to the crest, roughly at midpoint.
Most of the forest around Neewin burned in the great fire of 1910, with
older, remnant stands dating back to the fire years of 1863-64 and even
1755. The Independence Day windstorms of 1999 brought significant
tree loss only to a limited area along the southeastern shore.
Neewin supports a single established
campsite, on the point in the north end.
Neewin is on a dead end spur route that
runs north out of Cummings through Neewin, Niswi,
and Neesh, to Bezhik.
Neewin supports populations of Northern
Pike (Esox lucius) and
Yellow Perch (Perca flavescens).
Notes and Comments
Neewin is part of the less well known group of Number Lakes - not Lakes
Three, and Four
but, rather, Bezhik, Neesh,
Niswi, and Neewin, the Ojibwe Number Lakes. Neewin,
then, is "Lake Four".
Last updated on
11 April, 2004