Caribou Lake

Making Connections

  • Portage Northwest, 13 rods, to Meeds Creek, to 12 rod portage to Meeds
  • Portage Northeast, 73 rods, to Lizz
  • Portage Northeast, 148 rods, to Swamp
  • Portage South, 20 rods, to Horseshoe


  • Fisher F-13, No. Gunflint Trail, Gunflint, Bearskin Lakes
  • McKenzie 3, Ballclub Lake


Caribou Lake
Scale 1:21420
Full image approximately 2 miles square


Caribou is a moderate sized lake in the North Brule drainage, 19½ miles ESE of Gunflint Trail's End and 61¾ miles ENE of Ely. Some 1½ miles long and ½ mile across, Caribou covers 255 acres, most of it deep water beyond the littoral zone, with a maximum depth of 26'.


Caribou supports 8 established campsites, well scattered along its irregular shoreline.

Planning Considerations


Caribou supports populations of Northern Pike (Esox lucius), Walleye (Stizostedion vitreum), White Sucker (Catostomus commersoni), and Yellow Perch (Perca flavescens).

Notes and Comments

Line of Spruce Trees

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Last updated on 11 April, 2004