Blizzard Lake

Making Connections

  • Bushwhack Northeast, 360 rods, to Big Rice


  • Fisher F-9, Cummings, Big Moose, Fourtown Lakes
  • McKenzie No. 16, Burntside Lake


  • DNR Lake No. 690xxx
  • Lake Map No. N/A
  • Lake Table No. 1
  • MDH Fish Consumption Advisory - N/A
  • MPCA Water Quality - N/A
Blizzard Lake
Scale 1:21420
Full image approximately 2 miles square


Blizzard is a small, and likely quite shallow lake in the Portage River drainage, 27¼ miles ESE of Crane Lake and 12 miles northwest of Ely. Scarcely ¼ mile across, Blizzard has no apparent surface water inlet or outlet. Nor does it have a maintained portage.

The forests which surround Blizzard burned in the Civil War era fires of 1863-64. With some portions burned again in 1875. The area immediately surrounding Blizzard did not suffer significant blowdown in the Independence Day windstorms of 1999.


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

Planning Considerations

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


Blizzard, with all the marshy terrain nearby, should be good moose habitat.

Notes and Comments

Blizzard is also known as Robin. If you do get in to Blizzard/Robin send us a photo. We'll publish it here. (It's the only way most BWCA paddlers will get to see this lake.)


Line of Spruce Trees

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Last updated on 11 April, 2004