- Portage East, 50 rods, to West Round
- Portage West, 36 rods, to Brant
F-12, Little Sag, Tuscarora, Temperance Lakes
- DNR Lake No. 160604
- Lake Map No. N/A
- Lake Table No. 8A
- MDH Fish Consumption Advisory
- MPCA Water Quality - N/A
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Edith is a quite small lake, little
more than a large pond really, 6½ miles ESE of Gunflint Trail's End
and 47 miles ENE of Ely. Virtually all of its 10 acres are outside the BWCAW.
It is a small, and for some annoying, link in the heavily traveled route
from Round Lake in the east to Gillis
in the West. A well worn 36 rod portage links Edith's BWCAW western shore
to Brant in the west, while an equally well worn
50 rod trail connects with West Round to the east and, 85 rods further east,
to Round. The forests surrounding Edith date from the 1854 fire which burned
much of the area.
Edith has no designated campsites, which
is probably just as well.
Think of Edith as a short opportunity
to give your shoulders a rest on a first day's carry into the BWCA. Put
in, take out, move on.
Despite the heavy traffic, moose are occasionally
encountered on the portages. The small lake also supports a good population
of Northern Pike (Esox lucius)
in a fair range of sizes. A small population of Yellow Perch (Perca
flavescens), large White Sucker (Catostomus
commersoni), and Pumpkinseed Sunfish (Lepomis
gibbosus) are also present.
Notes and Comments
While waiting in the queue at one of the
portages, take a look in the shallows for Pipewort (Eriocaulon
aquaticum) or Water Lobelia (Lobelia
Last updated on 11 April, 2004