- Paddle West and North, 1½ miles down the Phoebe River,
with a 140 rod portage into Hazel
- Paddle South, ½ mile up the Phoebe River, to Phoebe
- DNR Lake No. 160807
- Lake Map No. C1625
- Lake Table No. 9A
- MDH Fish Consumption Advisory
- MPCA Water Quality - N/A
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Knight is a rather small lake, stretching
3/4 mile SW to NE, though its shape makes it appear smaller from the water.
It sits on the Lady Chain of lakes, in the middle of the Phoebe River, connected
by an open, fully navigable ½ mile channel with Phoebe
to the south and by almost 1½ miles of river and a 140 rod portage
to Hazel, downstream to the northwest. The short
channel between Knight and Phoebe has an average depth of six feet. The
river downstream from Knight passes through one of the finest large riverside
bogs in the area. Pause to look more closely at the varied plant life, and
note the stunted Black Spruce (Picea
mariana) and Tamarack (Larix
laricina). You might even encounter a moose.
Knight Lake is a 99 acre, very soft-water lake in the Phoebe River system
of the Kawishiwi watershed. The maximum depth of Knight Lake is six feet,
and there are three inlets and one outlet. Shoal soils are mostly muck,
ledgerock, and boulder. Some rubble is also present. About one-half of
the shoreline is marsh.
Knight has but one campsite, tucked away
in the northeastern arm, largely out of sight of the remainder of the lake
and the through traffic on the Phoebe River.
Knight sits astride one of the more popular
canoe routes in the BWCAW, the "Lady Chain" of lakes from Polly
in the west through Hazel, Knight (?), Phoebe,
Grace, Ella, and Beth
to Alton/Sawbill in
the east. It is a route from which no others branch off so expect to travel
in the company of other parties during any of the busier travel periods.
And, as always, stop early in the day to get a site
Knight supports populations of Northern
Pike (Esox lucius), Pumpkinseed
Sunfish (Lepomis gibbosus),
White Sucker (Catostomus
commersoni), and Yellow Perch (Perca
flavescens), as well as darters, shiners, and minnows.
Notes and Comments
Last updated on
11 April, 2004