Schlamn Lake

Making Connections

  • Portage Northeast, 100 rods, down Schlamn Creek
  • Portage Northwest, 210 rods, to Glenmore


  • Fisher F-8, Vermilion, Trout Lake, Vermilion River, Bootleg Lake; F-9, Cummings, Big Moose, Fourtown Lakes
  • McKenzie No. 16, Burntside Lake


  • DNR Lake No. 690294
  • Lake Map No. C5017
  • Lake Table No. 1
  • MDH Fish Consumption Advisory - N/A
  • MPCA Water Quality - N/A
Schlamn Lake
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Full image approximately 2 miles square


Schlamn is a small, very shallow lake on Schlamn Creek, in the Little Indian Sioux drainage, 27¼ miles southeast of Crane Lake and 14½ miles WNW of Ely. Just over a mile long, but quite narrow, its 65 acres have a maximum depth of only 6', with a measured water clarity of only 2'. Oriented roughly SW/NE, Schlamn Creek enters about a third of the way up the southern shore, leaving again at the northeastern end of the lake, bound for its rendezvous downstream with Lunetta.

Near Schlamn's southwestern end, a 210 rod carry heads to the northwest, in an up-and-over portage that climbs some 80' in fairly short order, before dropping back 90' into Glenmore. Schlamn Creek below the lake is navigable for about ¼ mile, at which point a 100 rod portage on the south bank allows for passage to the lower reaches of the creek, where, at the mouth of Princess Creek, a 60 rod portage connects directly with the northeastern end of Lunetta.

The 4th of July windstorms of 1999 produced only small, scattered blowdowns in this area.


Schlamn supports one established campsite, along the northwestern shore.

Planning Considerations

Schlamn is a link in the route from Buck southeast to Crab, passing through Western, Glenmore, Schlamn, Lunetta, and Little Crab.

Schlamn is included in Beymer, The Boundary Waters Canoe Area, vol. 1, The Western Region, routes 2, 4, and 12.


Schlamn supports populations of Bluegill (Lepomis macrochirus), Northern Pike (Esox lucius), Shorthead Redhorse (Moxostoma macrolepidotum), White Sucker (Catostomus commersoni), and Yellow Perch (Perca flavescens).

Notes and Comments


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Last updated on 11 April, 2004