Sprite Lake

Making Connections

  • Portage East, 90 rods, to Meat
  • Portage West, 24 rods, to Phantom


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


  • DNR Lake No. 690304
  • Lake Map No. C1306
  • Lake Table No. 1
  • MDH Fish Consumption Advisory - N/A
  • MPCA Water Quality - N/A
Sprite Lake
Scale 1:21420
Full image approximately 2 miles square


Sprite is a very small and shallow lake in the Phantom Creek drainage of the Vermilion basin, 29¾ miles southeast of Crane Lake and 12½ miles WNW of Ely. Less than ¼ mile across, its 12 acres have a maximum depth of 16' and a measured water clarity of 3'. To the west, a short, 24 rod carry over a low rise connects with Phantom. To the east, a longer, 95 rod portage follows a gentle, downhill grade, dropping 17' to the shores of Meat.

Sprite was not damaged in the Independence Day windstorms of 1999.


Sprite is a small, pass through lake and supports no established campsites.

Planning Considerations

Sprite is part of a group of small, interconnected lakes clustered near the southern boundary of the BWCAW, just to the southwest of Crab. Other lakes in the group are Battle, Boulder, Clark, Glimmer, Hassel, Meat, Phantom, and Saca.


Sprite supports populations of Northern Pike (Esox lucius) and Yellow Perch (Perca flavescens).

Notes and Comments


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Last updated on 11 April, 2004