- Bushwhack Northwest, 95 rods, to Hudson
One, Two, Three, Four, Bald Eagle, Insula Lakes
19, Isabella Lake
- DNR Lake No. 380466
- Lake Map No. C1789
- Lake Table No. 6B
- MDH Fish Consumption Advisory
- MPCA Water Quality - N/A
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Tremolo is a small, remote lake, in
the Insula basin of the Kawishiwi River drainage,
23½ miles east of Ely, and 6½ miles NNW of Forest Center.
Just a third mile long on its NW/SE axis, Tremolo covers 25 acres with a
maximum depth of 19'. The lake is situated between the lower reaches of
Ahmoo Creek (just above Hudson) and the southwestern
shore of Insula, in elevation only 3' above Insula and 13' above Hudson.
Tremolo is one of several lakes situated in the broad swath of land burned
in the Insula Lake fire of 1864; its surrounding forests date back only
to that time. The Independence Day windstorms of 1999 hit the area between
Tremolo and Hudson, with the loss in standing trees estimated at between
34% and 67%.
Tremolo is not on any maintained canoe
routes, and supports no established campsites.
Tremolo is off the beaten path, but not
all that far off. A brush-bashing hike in from a campsite on Hudson
or Insula might be just the thing to while away
a BWCA afternoon. For the next several years, however, coming in from Insula
probably makes the most sense. With something like half the trees blown
down between Tremolo and Hudson, that particular approach could be more
exciting than most travelers are up for. And if you do come in from the
Insula side, try to come at Tremolo from the southeast, to stay clear of
most of the damage. If you do get in to Tremolo send us a photo. We'll publish
it here. (It's the only way most BWCA paddlers will ever get to see this
Tremolo supports populations of Northern
Pike (Esox lucius) and
White Sucker (Catostomus
commersoni) - hardly worth the trouble for the angler.
Notes and Comments
Is this lake name a reference to the haunting
call of the loon? Just could be....
Last updated on
11 April, 2004