- Portage East, 25 rods, to Takucmich
- Portage West, 80 rods, to Gun
Lac La Croix, Nina Moose Lakes
13, Lac La
Croix; 14, Loon, Wilkins Bay
- DNR Lake No.
- Lake Map No. C0888
- Lake Table No. 2A
- MDH Fish Consumption
Advisory - N/A
- MPCA Water Quality
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Tesaker (also known as Tesoker, the
spelling that is recorded in all DNR legal documentation) isa very
small lake in the Lac La Croix drainage basin,
14½ miles ENE of Crane Lake and 34¼ miles NNW of Ely.
Less than ½ mile across, Tesaker has a surface area of only 24 acres,
with a maximum depth of 37'. From the northeastern end of the lake,
a 25 rod portage runs east, dropping some 25' into Takucmich.
Out of the northwestern lobe of Tesaker, an 80 rod carry heads west, up
and over a relatively gentle 30' rise, to Gun.
The forests to the north and west of Tesaker, as far as Gun and Lac La
Croix date from the major stand replacing fires of 1864, with remnant
stands dating back to the fires of 1755. The forest to the east,
between Tesaker and Takucmich, burned in 1882. 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.
Tesaker supports a single established
campsite, at the east end near the Takucmich
Tesaker is, for most travelers, a pass
through lake connecting Gun in the west to Takucmich in the east.
This Gun/Takucmich loop runs from Lac La Croix
through Gun, Tesaker, and Takucmich
then back into Lac La Croix, with spur connections to Trillium
and Trygg. It also provides links south,
through both Eugene and Little
Beartrack, to the Snow Bay/Pocket Creek route, the arc of which drops
south and east out of Snow Bay on Lac La Croix
through a string of lakes (North/South,
Steep, Eugene, Little
Beartrack, Beartrack, and Thumb)
before turning northeast at Finger to Pocket,
returning to Lac La Croix at the mouth of Pocket Creek.
Tesaker supports populations of Bluegill
Largemouth Bass (Micropterus
salmoides), White Sucker (Catostomus
commersoni), and Yellow Perch (Perca
Notes and Comments
Last updated on
11 April, 2004