Snipe Lake

Making Connections


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


  • DNR Lake No. 160527
  • Lake Map No. N/A
  • Lake Table No. 10E
  • MDH Fish Consumption Advisory - N/A
  • MPCA Water Quality - N/A
Snipe Lake
Scale 1:21420
Full image approximately 2 miles square


Snipe is a deep, sprawling, multi-armed lake in the Cross River watershed, just south of the BWCAW boundary and the Gunflint Trail. Its 112 acres reach out in three directions, southwest, northwest to the 150 rod portage into Missing Link, and east to the 80 rod portage down to Cross Bay. A 100 rod portage south connects with Copper, on the way to Tuscarora. Though up to 90' deep, most of the lake has a depth of less than 15'.


Snipe supports four established campsites, one on the southern shore of the central bay and one each in the three arms of the lake, that in the southwestern arm on an island.

Planning Considerations

Snipe, along with its neighbor Missing Link, provides a connection between the two popular entry points at Round Lake and Ham. They also provide the access to Tuscarora from the east.


Lake Trout were stocked in Snipe in 1993.

Notes and Comments

Line of Spruce Trees

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Last updated on 11 April, 2004