Virgin Lake

Making Connections


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


  • DNR Lake No. 160719
  • Lake Map No. C0359
  • Lake Table No. 8B
  • MDH Fish Consumption Advisory - N/A
  • MPCA Water Quality - N/A
Region 8 Lake
Scale 1:21420
Full image approximately 2 miles square


Virgin is a small, kidney-shaped lake in the chain of small lakes linking Gillis to the east, with Gabimichigami and Little Saganaga to the west. Barely ½ mile long at its greatest reach, it sits at the west end of a low ridge forming the southern shore of larger Peter Lake. It lies 30 rods west, and 25' below West Fern, but 80 rods south, and 54' above, Peter and 90 rods northeast, and 64' above, Little Sag. Excepting a small stretch of the northwestern shore, the forests ringing Virgin have grown up subsequent to the big local fire of 1864.


Virgin has but one campsite, along the northwestern shore.

Planning Considerations

The small chain of lakes extending east from Virgin appears to be under-traveled, especially when compared to larger nearby lakes like Little Sag and Gabi.


Virgin is not noted for its fishing but does support a large population of White Suckers (Catostomus commersoni).

Notes and Comments

Noting the names and juxtaposition of the lakes Peter and Virgin, one wonders if they might not have been named by a missionary priest, or perhaps just an earthy lumberjack.

Line of Spruce Trees

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Last updated on 11 April, 2004