F-4, One, Two, Three, Four,
Bald Eagle, Insula Lake
18, Lake One
- DNR Lake No.
- Lake Map No. C1357
- Lake Table No. 6A
- MDH Fish Consumption
Advisory - N/A
- MPCA Water Quality
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Camdre is a small, shallow, nearly
rectangular lake, 10½ miles WNW of Forest Center, and 15 miles ESE
of Ely. It crowns a low rise on the Clearwater route between Pietro,
65 rods to the south and 50' lower, and Clearwater,
125 rods to the north and 55' lower. Less than ½ mile across,
its 51 acres are ringed by a low and boggy shore; its greatest depth but
12'. Camdre has no noticable inflow or outflow points.
The forests extending back from the southern shore date back to the fire
of 1875 while the rest of the forest on Camdre is older, dating back to
the 1824 burn. The Independence Day windstorms of 1999 did no significant
damage in the Camdre area.
Camdre has no established campsites;
not surprising given the low, boggy terrain and shallow waters.
Camdre is a small pass through lake on
the eastern leg of the Clearwater route, connecting Bald Eagle to the southwest,
with the Number Lakes to the northeast, by way of Gull,
Pietro, Camdre, and, of course, Clearwater.
Camdre supports populations of White Sucker
and Yellow Perch (Perca flavescens).
Notes and Comments
Though Camdre is generally seen as little
more than a short paddle between portages, it does have a lonely, wild character,
especially on a grey day. A short pause to absorb the spirit of the
place is time well spent.
Last updated on
11 April, 2004