- Paddle East, to the Dahlgren River
Lac La Croix, Nina Moose Lakes
- DNR Lake No. 690201
- Lake Map No. N/A
- Lake Table No. 2A
- MDH Fish Consumption
Advisory - N/A
- MPCA Water Quality
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Batista is a small lake in the Dahlgren
River drainage of the Lac La Croix basin,
22½ miles ESE of Crane Lake, and 23¼ miles NNW of Ely.
Just over ½ mile long, Batista is situated on Batista Creek, a bit
less than ½ upstream, and to the east, of its confluence with the
Dahlgren River. Batista Creek originates in the soggy uplands, nearly
a mile to the northeast of the lake, making its way through half a dozen
small ponds before taking a fairly abrupt, 35' drop into the northeast end
The forest along the north shore ofBatista last saw a major fire
in the same year Atlanta did (1864). The narrow band of forest on
the southern shore is older, having not seen a major, stand replacing
burn since the mid-18th Century. This area was not hit in the big,
Independence Day windstorms of 1999, which wreaked such havoc farther
to the east.
Batista supports one established campsite,
along its northern shore.
Batista is on a deadend spur off the Stuart/Dahlgren
route, which runs northward down the Stuart and Dahlgren Rivers, from the
Echo Trail to the Boulder River just upstream from Boulder Bay of Lac La
Croix, passing through Stuart Lake on the way.
While no portages are shown on Batista Creek, one should be prepared for
liftovers in the boggy way upstream from the Dahlgren.
The soggy banks of the Dahlgren and lower
Batista Creek should be good for moose. (and sqvirrel?)
Notes and Comments
Last updated on
11 April, 2004