- Portage East, 70 rods, to Flying
- Portage South, 70 rods, to Crag
- Portage West, 25 rods, to Bat
F-12, Little Sag, Tuscarora, Temperance Lakes
- DNR Lake No. 160628
- Lake Map No. C0229
- Lake Table No. 8A
- MDH Fish Consumption Advisory - N/A
- MPCA Water Quality - N/A
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Green is a small, deep lake in the Gabimichigami
basin, 6 miles south of Gunflint Trail's End and 45 miles ENE of Ely.
Only 40 acres in area Green is a full 75' deep. It sits on the busy route
from the Round Lake landing in the east to Gillis
in the west, linked by a 70 rod portage, and a rare set of wooden stairs,
to Flying Lake to the northeast and by a more
conventional 25 rod portage to Bat in the west.
Another portage leads south, 70 rods off the main line to Crag.
The forest on the shores of Green dates back to the big fire year of 1864,
with slightly older forest of the 1854 generation just back from the southern
Green is a paddle-through lake, with
no designated campsites.
Green is an appealing little lake on a
heavily traveled route, a fact to which the tall wooden stair starkly attests.
It is there, so out of place as it may seem, to spare the steep hillside
beneath from the erosion of too many feet. A detour south through Crag,
though lengthening the route, might be worth considering, and it would eliminate
the need to portage a canoe up a wooden staircase. It's not quite the wilderness
experience most of us had in mind.
It seems likely that White Sucker (Catostomus
commersoni) and minnows are the only fish present.
Notes and Comments
As lovely or interesting as the lakes on
this route may be, it does become tiresome after a few trips, especially
when there are queues at the portage landings.
Last updated on 11 April, 2004