Mora Lake

Making Connections

  • Portage North, 10 rods, to Tarry
  • Portage South, 100 rods, to Whipped
  • Paddle Southeast to Time
  • Portage West, 45 rods, to Little Saganaga


  • Fisher F-12, Little Sag, Tuscarora, Temperance Lakes
  • McKenzie 7, Tuscarora


  • DNR Lake No. 160732
  • Lake Map No. N/A
  • Lake Table No. 8B
  • MDH Fish Consumption Advisory - N/A
  • MPCA Water Quality - N/A
Mora Lake
Scale 1:21420
Full image approximately 2 miles square


Mora is a moderate size lake just to the southeast of Little Saganaga. Its form features two great westward reaching arms and a center marked with large islands. At the end of the narrow northeast arm a 10 rod portage extends to Tarry and to Crooked and Gillis beyond. From the small southwest arm, a 100 rod portage connects with Whipped and the Frost River area to the south and east. From the tip of the most southerly of the two great western arms, a 45 rod portage leads west to Little Sag.


Mora has four established campsites, two along its northern shore, one on the western shore opposite the large island, and one on the east end of the island itself.

Planning Considerations

Mora provides connections linking the Frost River in the south with Little Sag in the west, and north, through Crooked, with Gillis and the routes to the Round Lake landing and to the Chub River. Mora is also a worthy, if popular, destination in its own right, the high ratio of shoreline to area giving it an almost cozy feel.


Mora supports Yellow Perch (Perca flavescens), White Sucker (Catostomus commersoni), Northern Pike (Esox lucius), and perhaps Lake Trout (Salvelinus namaycush).

Notes and Comments

While there is no reason, necessarily, to try to avoid Mora, the maps suggest that something of a shortcut could be effected on the way from Whipped to Little Sag by way of Time Lake. There is a water route throughout but how passable is it? We'd love to hear from those who've tried it.

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Last updated on 11 April, 2004