Square Lake

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  • DNR Lake No. 380074
  • Lake Map No. C1431
  • Lake Table No. 9D
  • MDH Fish Consumption Advisory - N/A
  • MPCA Water Quality - N/A
Square Lake
Scale 1:21420
Full image approximately 2 miles square


Square is a small, shallow lake, roughly square in form, on the upper Kawishiwi River. Only half a mile across, its 129 acres do not exceed 7' in depth. The river enters in the southeast corner of the lake, draining out to the northeast towards Kawasachong. In the northwest corner, a 69 rod portage drops into Baskatong.


Square has two designated campsites, both on the southeastern shore.

Planning Considerations

Square sits on the upper Kawishiwi River route, which runs north from the river's headwaters at Kawishiwi Lake through Square, Kawasachong, Townline, Polly, and Koma into Malberg. This is a popular and heavily traveled route into the interior lakes from the Sawbill entry. Expect to see other parties along the Kawishiwi here during the busier summer travel periods.


Square supports populations of Northern Pike (Esox lucius), Rock Bass (Ambloplites rupestris), Walleye (Stizostedion vitreum), White Sucker (Catostomus commersoni), and Yellow Perch (Perca flavescens). Walleye are fairly abundant, the population maintained through natural reproduction. Northern Pike are common in Square, though small.

Notes and Comments

The route in and out of Square is river travel through broad boglands. Look for Blue Flag (Iris versicolor) in bloom at the waterside.

Line of Spruce Trees

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Last updated on 11 April, 2004