- Paddle East, up the Perent River
- Portage West, 16 rods, to Isabella
F-4, One, Two, Three, Four, Bald Eagle, Insula Lakes
19, Isabella Lake
- DNR Lake No. 380315
- Lake Map No. N/A
- Lake Table No. 6A
- MDH Fish Consumption Advisory - N/A
- MPCA Water Quality - N/A
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Boga is a small lake in the Kawishiwi
watershed, 2¼ miles ENE of Forest Center, connecting the lower reaches
of the Perent River to Isabella Lake and the
Isabella River to the west. Boga is separated from the Perent River
to its southeast by a long, low-lying peninsula, which leaves open a shallow
and rocky channel in which to cross from lake to river. This channel
also provides the inflow from the Perent River, while a shallow and rocky
stream at the north end of Boga provides the outflow of waters toward Isabella.
Not generally navigable, a 16 rod portage bypasses this stream with a shorter
and more direct connection between the two lakes.
The forest which rings Boga dates from a major, stand replacing fire
in 1824, much of which burned again in 1864. The Independence Day
windstorms of 1999 did no significant damage in the Isabella/Boga area.
Boga supports but one established campsite,
on the western shore of the lake.
Boga is a link on the Perent River route,
providing connections with the Isabella River downstream. It is largely
a pass-through lake, though its single campsite does provide an opportunity
to camp near the big lake, yet away from its occasional crowds and heavy
waves. (But when the prevailing winds blow hard across Isabella,
you feel it at the campsite on Boga).
Notes and Comments
While camped on Boga once, we watched an
odd party of four, in a single, large aluminum canoe, bushwhack their way
up the rocky stream from Isabella into Boga. Obviously day trippers,
they paused on the rocks in the streambed to take their lunch and to set
up a folding aluminum lawn chair with bright blue webbing. Even from
our vantage point across the lake, that blue and silver chair shone out
incongruously from its boreal background.
Last updated on
11 April, 2004