Beatty Lake

Making Connections

  • Bushwhack South, 1½ miles, down Beatty Creek, to Loon


  • Fisher F-15, Crane, Echo Lakes, Loon River, West Echo Trail; F-16, Loon, Lac La Croix, Nina Moose Lakes
  • McKenzie 14, Loon, Wilkins Bay


  • DNR Lake No. 690483
  • Lake Map No. N/A
  • Lake Table No. 2B
  • MDH Fish Consumption Advisory - N/A
  • MPCA Water Quality
Beatty Lake
Scale 1:21420
Full image approximately 2 miles square


Beatty is a small wilderness lake in the Loon River drainage, 9¾ miles ENE of Crane Lake and ¾ mile ENE of the portage with which it shares its name. It sits perched high in the hills between the north ends of Loon and Little Loon, 125' above these larger lakes. It is drained by Beatty Creek, a distinctly non-navigable watercourse, which loses 50' of elevation in the first 100 yards below the lake before meandering southward to empty into Loon.

This region escaped damage in the 4th of July windstorms of 1999, which caused extensive tree loss to the south and east.


Beatty is not on any maintained route and supports no established campsites.

Planning Considerations

Beatty is likely little visited but would make for an interesting day trip from one of the nearby campsites on Loon or Little Loon. Probably best done hiking overland with compass, though, rather than hauling a canoe up the little creek.


Notes and Comments

If you do get in to Beatty send us a photo. We'll publish it here. (It's the only way most BWCA paddlers will ever get to see this lake.)

Line of Spruce Trees

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Last updated on 11 April, 2004