Pan Lake

Making Connections

  • Portage Northeast, 55 rods, to Panhandle
  • Portage Southeast, 50 rods to Kivandeba
  • Portage Southwest, 20 rods, to pond, 15 rods to Anit


  • Fisher F-11, Snowbank, Knife, Kekekabic Lakes
  • McKenzie 8, Knife, Kekekabic Lake


  • DNR Lake No. 380151
  • Lake Map No. C1792
  • Lake Table No. 8C
  • MDH Fish Consumption Advisory - N/A
  • MPCA Water Quality - N/A
Pan Lake
Scale 1:21420
Full image approximately 2 miles square


Pan is a moderate size, relatively deep lake on the southeastern stretch of the Boulder/Kawishiwi Loop. Nearly round in form and half a mile across, it is almost 60' deep. To the northeast a 55 rod portage leads to Panhandle and to Makwa beyond. To the south a 50 portage provides access to Kivandeba, while to the southeast a 20 rod carry to a small pond is followed by a 15 rod carry into Kivaniva. To the west lies the backcountry of the Humpback Lake Primitive Management Area.


Pan has two designated campsites, on its northwestern and northeastern shores.

Planning Considerations

Pan is a link in a chain of lakes running from Makwa in the north to the Kawishiwi River, a chain which is itself a part of the great loop of interior lakes arching up from Makwa over to Boulder, and then back southward through Beaver to return to the slow moving Kawishiwi. Pan is also well situated to serve as a base camp for bushwhacking into the Humpback Lake PMA, or up the creek from Kivandeba towards John Ek Lake.


Pan supports a variety of fish species including Bluegill (Lepomis macrochirus), Northern Pike (Esox lucius), Rock Bass (Ambloplites rupestris), Walleye (Stizostedion vitreum), White Sucker (Catostomus commersoni), and Yellow Perch (Perca flavescens).

Notes and Comments

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Last updated on 11 April, 2004