Mug Lake

Making Connections

  • Bushwhack South, 32 rods, down Mug Creek, to Lady Boot Bay of Lac La Croix


  • Fisher F-16, Loon, Lac La Croix, Nina Moose Lakes
  • McKenzie 13, Lac La Croix


  • DNR Lake No. 690213A
  • Lake Map No. N/A
  • Lake Table No. 2A
  • MDH Fish Consumption Advisory - N/A
  • MPCA Water Quality - N/A
Mug Lake
Scale 1:21420
Full image approximately 2 miles square


Mug is a very small lake on the Wabang peninsula, the neck of land which extends north into Lac La Croix between Lady Boot Bay to the west and the main body of Lac La Croix to the east, separated from Coleman Island to the north by the waters of the Fish Stake Narrows. Mug sits in the Lac La Croix drainage basin, 20 miles east of Crane Lake and 28 miles NNW of Ely. Less than a quarter mile across, Mug sits among high hills just off Lady Boot Bay and southwest of Toe. It has no maintained portage access.

The forests which ring Mug are over 200 years old, dating back, for the most part, to the fires of 1784. The Wabang Peninsula escaped the big blowdowns of the 4th of July 1999.


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

Planning Considerations

Mug (along with Kelsey, Toe, Arch, Yabut, and Wabang), is one of 6 small lakes on the Wabang peninsula, all of which are reached by portage or bushwhack from Lac La Croix, which wraps about the peninsula. None of these lakes readily connect to one another and only Toe allows for ongoing travel (though it is from Lac La Croix to Lac La Croix).


Notes and Comments

Mug might make an interesting destination for an afternoon bushwhack, especially if you're camped on the point in Lady Boot Bay just east of the creek mouth below Mug.

Line of Spruce Trees

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Last updated on 11 April, 2004