Adolf Lake

Making Connections

  • Bushwhack Southeast, 180 rods, to Boulder


  • Fisher F-8, Vermilion, Trout Lake, Vermilion River, Bootleg Lake; F-9, Cummings, Big Moose, Fourtown Lakes
  • McKenzie No. 16, Burntside Lake


  • DNR Lake No. 690301
  • Lake Map No. N/A
  • Lake Table No. 1
  • MDH Fish Consumption Advisory - N/A
  • MPCA Water Quality - N/A
Adolf Lake
Scale 1:21420
Full image approximately 2 miles square


Adolf is a small, relatively isolated lake in the Phantom Creek drainage of the Vermilion basin, 28 miles southeast of Crane Lake and 14½ miles WNW of Ely. Barely a third of a mile long and rather narrow, it has no identifiable tributary streams and no apparent outlet. There are no maintained portages into Adolf, the nearest connection with established canoe routes being Boulder to the southeast.

Adolf was not damaged by the Fourth of July windstorms of '99.


Adolf is not on any maintained route and supports no established campsites.

Planning Considerations

Adolf is on the way to nowhere, and unlikely to be a destination in its own right, unless you're camped at Boulder and looking for a vigorous afternoon hike.


Notes and Comments

If you do get in to Adolf send us a photo. We'll publish it here. (It's the only way most BWCA paddlers will ever get to see this lake.)


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Last updated on 11 April, 2004