Lac La Croix, Nina Moose Lakes
13, Lac La
- DNR Lake No. 690346
- Lake Map No. C0899
- Lake Table No. 2A
- MDH Fish Consumption
Advisory - N/A
- MPCA Water Quality
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Trillium (also known as Ferello) is
a small lake in the Lac La Croix drainage
basin, 15 miles ENE of Crane Lake and 32¾ miles NNW of Ely.
Tucked in among hills rising 100' to 150' above the shore, Trillium is roughly
triangular in shape, with less than ½ a mile to the side. It
has a surface area of 48 acres with a maximum depth of 38'. Trillium
is connected to Takucmich to the northwest
by a 20 rod portage, up and over a 42' rise.
The forests which ring Trillium have grown up in the aftermath of the
fires of 1864. 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.
Trillium supports one established campsite,
along its northern shore.
Trillium is a spur off the Gun/Takucmich
loop, which runs from Lac La Croix through
Gun, Tesaker, and Takucmich
then back into Lac La Croix, with spur connections to Trillium and Trygg.
Through Gun, 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.
Trillium supports populations of Largemouth
Bass (Micropterus salmoides)
and Yellow Perch (Perca flavescens).
Notes and Comments
Trillium, the three sided lake, is named
after the three petal, three leaf, spring wildflower of the same name.
Trillium species native to the BWCA include the Nodding Trillium (Trillium
cernuum) and the Large Flower Trillium (Trillium grandiflorum).
Last updated on
11 April, 2004