Lac La Croix, Nina Moose Lakes
13, Lac La
- DNR Lake No. 690351
- Lake Map No. N/A
- Lake Table No. 2A
- MDH Fish Consumption
Advisory - N/A
- MPCA Water Quality
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Charm is a small lake in the upper
Pocket Creek drainage of the Lac La Croix
basin, 15¾ miles east of Crane Lake and 30½ miles NNW of Ely.
A half mile long and a quarter mile across at its widest point, Charm lies
at the foot of a high hill which rises some 200' above its southern shore.
Its outlet is the quarter mile course of Charm Creek, running east into
The forests which ring Charm Lake are relatively young, having grown
up in the aftermath of the fires of 1894, which blackened much of the
area west of Gebeonequet. The exception is along the course of Charm
Creek where remnant stands of 18th Century forest survive from the fires
of 1755-59. This region of the BWCA escaped damage in the 4th of
July windstorms of 1999, which caused such extensive tree loss to the
south and east.
Charm supports no established campsites.
Charm Lake is not on any established canoe
route and is accessible only by bushwhacking the quarter mile up from Gebeonequet.
Notes and Comments
Charm, and its near neighbor, Mantle, could
make for a great, brush-bashing day trip out of a campsite on Gebeonequet.
If you do get in to Charm send us a photo. We'll publish it here.
(It's the only way most BWCA paddlers will ever get to see this lake.)
Last updated on
11 April, 2004