Lac La Croix, Nina Moose Lakes
13, Lac La
- DNR Lake No. 690213
- Lake Map No. N/A
- Lake Table No. 2A
- MDH Fish Consumption
Advisory - N/A
- MPCA Water Quality
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Toe is a small lake at the northern
end of 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. Toe is located in the Lac La Croix
drainage basin, 20 miles east of Crane Lake and 28 miles NNW of Ely.
Nearly ¾ mile long, Toe is largely surrounded by hills, with a marshy
bit at the south end and the outflow to Lady Boot Bay in the southwestern
corner of the lake. The outflow stream, bypassed by an 8 rod portage,
provides access to Toe from the south, while a 100 rod portage off the northern
shore yields a 30' up-and-over carry back into Lac La Croix.
The forests to the south and west of Toe have grown up since the fires
of 1864, while those to the north and east are older, having last seen
stand replacing fire in 1784. The Wabang Peninsula escaped the big
blowdowns of the 4th of July 1999.
Toe supports one established campsite,
along its northeastern shore.
Toe (along with Kelsey,
Mug, 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
Toe offers a good opportunity to leave the
big lake for a bit and, if you camp here, with only one site you will have
the lake to yourself.
Last updated on
11 April, 2004