Lac La Croix, Nina Moose Lakes
14, Loon, Wilkins Bay
- DNR Lake No. 690486
- Lake Map No. N/A
- Lake Table No. 2B
- MDH Fish Consumption
Advisory - N/A
- MPCA Water Quality
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Achundo is a small, remote lake in
the upper Pocket Creek watershed of the Lac La
Croix basin, 13¼
miles ESE of Crane Lake and 29½ miles
NNW of Ely. Less than half a mile long, Achundo sits 6' above, and
to the south of, larger Range Line Lake, to
which it is connected by a small stream out of its northeast end.
A 100' hill overshadows its northwestern shoreline while the southern and
eastern edges are lower and marshy. The forests which ring
Achundo date back to the stand replacing fires of 1894 with isolated, remnant
stands from the fire years of 1755-59. The area escaped the big blowdowns
of the 4th of July 1999.
Achundo is a small lake, remote from
maintained canoe routes, which supports no established campsites.
Achundo is not particularly accessible
from anywhere, other than the equally remote Range
Line. Long bushwhack paddles up Range Line or Pageant Creeks,
followed by a crossing of Range Line and a 35 rod bushwhack will get you
there, as would a ½ mile long overland carry from Yodeler
in the south. If you just want to visit and don't plan to continue
on, a brush bashing hike without boats from Yodeler is probably your best
Notes and Comments
The derivation of the name Achundo is unclear,
though perhaps it is from Ajunda, "here" in the Ottawa language.
If you do get in to Achundo send us a photo. We'll publish it here.
(It's the only way most BWCA paddlers will get to see this lake. We've
never gotten any closer than the north end of Rangeline, and without boats
Last updated on
11 April, 2004