- DNR Lake No.160486
- Lake Map No. N/A
- Lake Table No. 10D
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Baker is a small, shallow, entry point
lake on the Temperance River (so called because of all of the many rivers
which empty into Lake Superior along the North Shore, it is the only one
without a bar at its mouth). Straddling the southern border of the BWCAW,
22 miles SSE of Gunflint Trail's End, and 23 miles NNE of Forest Center,
Baker is but 24 acres in size, its maximum depth only 10'. Just upriver
to the north, and accessible by a 10 rod portage, is Peterson.
Horn Creek enters the southern end of the lake, down from Horn Lake to the
northeast. The Temperance River exits to the South, towards Marsh Lake and,
Baker is a small lake only partially
within the BWCAW and has no established wilderness campsites. However, there
is a Forest Service campground on the southern shore of the lake, outside
of the BWCAW.
Baker is the primary entry point for the
Temperance River route, running up from the Baker Lake entry through Peterson,
Kelly, Jack, and Weird
into South and North
Temperance. This is a chain of smaller lakes and some more rugged
portages, providing the most direct route into Cherokee.
Baker supports populations of Northern
Pike (Esox lucius),Walleye
Sucker (Catostomus commersoni),
and Yellow Perch (Perca flavescens).
Notes and Comments
While Baker is generally thought of as little
more than a jumping off point for the Temperance River route into the interior,
it does provide an interesting bushwhacking opportunity in Horn Creek and
Last updated on
11 April, 2004