Lac Lake

Making Connections

  • Portage Northwest, 230 rods, to Burnt
  • Portage North, 65 rods, to Jack
  • Portage South, 3 rods, to Peterson


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


Kelly Lake
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Full image approximately 2 miles square


Lac is a small, relatively shallow lake in the South Brule drainage in the southeast corner of the BWCAW. Some ¾ mile long, 80% of its 55 acres are under 15' deep, its maximum depth only 20'. Lac Creek exits the lake at the far east end, dropping into the South Brule River at Skidway. An old portage of 30 rods, not shown on current maps, connects Lac with Swan to the west but may no longer exist.


Lac is a small lake and supports no established campsites.

Planning Considerations

Lac is a spur on the South Brule route, the 8½ miles of river and small lakes up from the Bower Trout entry point to Brule Lake. Access is limited, the choice being between an old portage which may no longer exist, and a bushwhack up Lac Creek from Skidway.


Lac supports populations of Northern Pike (Esox lucius).

Notes and Comments

Lac Lake is another of those annoyingly redundant placenames, lac being the French for lake.

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Last updated on 11 April, 2004