- Portage East, 85 rods, to the Phoebe River, bound for Grace
- Paddle North, ½ mile down the Phoebe River, to Knight
- DNR Lake No. 160808
- Lake Map No. C1692
- Lake Table No. 9B
- MDH Fish Consumption Advisory - N/A
- MPCA Water Quality - N/A
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Phoebe is a rather large lake, over
a mile across in pretty much all directions. It sits in the middle of the
Lady Chain of lakes, four river portages and 120 rods west of Grace,
and connected by an open, fully navigable ½ mile channel with Knight
to the north. The western half of the lake is graced with almost a dozen
rocky islands where, not surprisingly, most of the campsites are located.
The largest island is a good ¼ mile across. Into a long and narrow
inlet on the southern shore drains Poet Lake, a modest little lake without
campsites or established portage.
Phoebe has eight campsites, six in the
island dotted west end, (three of them on islands) and the other two at
the extreme north and southeast ends of the lake. Phoebe can get quite busy
and the prime island sites are often claimed early in the day.
The north end of Phoebe 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.
Phoebe supports populations of Northern
Pike (Esox lucius), Walleye
White Sucker (Catostomus
commersoni), and Yellow Perch (Perca
flavescens). Walleye have developed a self-sustaining population
since their initial introduction in 1966.
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Last updated on
11 April, 2004