- Portage East, 3 rods, pond, 5 rods, to East
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Pipe is a moderate sized lake up the
Vern River, in the Temperance River drainage. Nearly 2 miles from
end to end, half its 300 acres are less than 15' deep, with a maximum lake
depth of 33'. At its eastern end, two single digit portages
lead to East Pipe and the Vern River country beyond.
Pipe supports three established campsites,
all in the western end.
Pipe is basically a spur route; a dead
end. For the hardy, however, there is Pipe Creek, originating at Tobacco
Lake, just beyond the west end of Pipe, and running west to Kelly
Lake on the Temperance River. A trifling 2½ mile bushwhack
that loses nearly 100' of elevation along the way.
Pipe supports populations of Northern
Pike (Esox lucius), Walleye
White Sucker (Catostomus
commersoni), and Yellow Perch (Perca
Notes and Comments
Pipe Lake is a part of a name cluster which,
in addition to Pipe Creek, East Pipe, and West Pipe, includes Tobacco and
Last updated on
11 April, 2004