- Bushwhack North, 80 rods, to Ruby
Lac La Croix, Nina Moose Lakes
12, Moose River
- DNR Lake No. 690333
- Lake Map No. C5028
- Lake Table No. 2A
- MDH Fish Consumption
Advisory - N/A
- MPCA Water Quality
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Warpaint (also known as Big Ruby) is
a small, but relatively deep wilderness lake in the Loon River drainage,
15 miles ESE of Crane Lake and 27 miles northwest of Ely. Only a half
mile long, its 39 acres reach a maximum depth of 49'. The north end,
beyond the island, is quite shallow and filled with vegetation and the shoreline
in general is quite marshy. Warpaint has no apparent outlet, only
a marshy seepage in the general direction of Lynx.
The forests which ring Warpaint Lake, and most of the area between Lynx
and Ruby lakes, was logged off during the First
World War by the Virginia and Rainy Lake Lumber Company. 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.
Warpaint supports no established campsites
Warpaint is not on any established canoe
routes and not particularly accessible on foot without mucking through fen
Warpaint and its marshy environs, with
little human traffic, is probably good moose country, but you'd have to
be there to know for sure.
Notes and Comments
Not for the faint of heart.
Last updated on
11 April, 2004