- Portage Northeast, 72 rods, to North/South
- Portage South, 52 rods, to Slim
Echo Lakes, Loon River, West Echo Trail; F-16, Loon,
Lac La Croix, Nina Moose Lakes
Loon, Wilkins Bay
- DNR Lake No.
- Lake Map No. C0817
- Lake Table No. 2B
- MDH Fish Consumption
Advisory - N/A
- MPCA Water Quality
Minnesota DNR Lake Names
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Section Pond is a small lake in the
Lac La Croix drainage basin, 11 miles ENE
of Crane Lake and 35 miles northwest of Ely. (Section is the name
given by the US Geological Survey (USGS)
and followed by Fisher and
McKenzie, to whom it is
Section 3 Pond. To the Minnesota DNR this is South Lake.) Only
2/3 mile long, 10' deep, and quite narrow, the 35 acre "pond" is wedged
in among the hills in line with its longer and deeper neighbor to the south.
Section 3 Creek enters at the south end, down from Slim
and bypassed by a 52 rod portage on the west side. The creek exits
at the north end, dropping 40' in its quarter mile course to South
Lake. A 72 rod carry to the south of the creek provides the connection
for bipedal travelers.
Section Pond supports one established
campsite, on its western shore.
Section Pond is a link in the Little Loon/North
route, the north/south chain of interior lakes running parallel to, but
just east of the much larger lakes of the Border Route, from Little
Loon, to Slim, to Section Pond, to South
Lake, to North Lake. For most it will
be a pass-through lake (er, pond).
Section Pond is included in Beymer,
The Boundary Waters Canoe Area, vol. 1, The Western Region, routes
5, 11, 14, 15, 16, and 19.
Section Pond supports populations of Northern
Pike (Esox lucius), Pumpkinseed
Sunfish (Lepomis gibbosus),
White Sucker (Catostomus
commersoni), and Yellow Perch (Perca
Notes and Comments
Last updated on
11 April, 2004