Gordon Lake

Making Connections

  • Portage North, 25 rods, to Long Island River
  • Portage South, 15 rods, to Cherokee
  • Portage West, 140 rods, to Unload, to 40 rod portage to Frost


  • Fisher F-12, Little Sag, Tuscarora, Temperance Lakes
  • McKenzie 7, Tuscarora


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


Gordon is a modest sized but deep lake on the Long Island River, over a mile long and covering nearly 140 acres, to a depth approaching 100'. In form it appears rather like the isle of Albion, albeit somewhat stretched and misshapen. From its north end, in the Caledonian highlands, a 25 rod portage leads farther north, down the Long Island River towards Long Island Lake, while a 140 rod portage heads west to tiny Unload and 40 rods beyond, into Frost. An easy 15 rod portage off the south Channel Coast leads up to the north end of Cherokee.


Gordon supports two established campsites, one in the far northeastern corner, near to John O'Groats, and a second in the southeast, on the north coast of East Anglia just east of The Wash.

Planning Considerations

Gordon, in some respects a wide spot in the Long Island River, connects three of the area's larger and more popular lakes: Long Island in the North, Cherokee to the south, and Frost to the west.


Gordon supports populations of Lake Trout (Salvelinus namaycush), Northern Pike (Esox lucius), and White Sucker (Catostomus commersoni).

Notes and Comments

The shape of the lake causes one to wonder if it might not be named for Gordon of Khartoum, but I really haven't a clue. Anyone know who Gordon was?

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Last updated on 11 April, 2004