- Bushwhack South, 160 rods, down Jig and Ole
Creeks, to Maxine
Big Moose, Fourtown Lakes
No. 16, Burntside
- DNR Lake No. 690219
- Lake Map No. N/A
- Lake Table No. 1
- MDH Fish Consumption
Advisory - N/A
- MPCA Water Quality
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Jig is a small double lake in the Korb
River drainage, 28¾ miles southeast of Crane Lake and 11¼
miles WNW of Ely. The lake's two distinct basins are connected by
a small channel; the combined length being just over ½ mile.
Jig sits among hills which crowd the lakeshore and rise 50' to 70' above
it. Through a gap in the hills, Jig Creek flows out of the northeastern
basin to its confluence with Ole Creek, dropping 24' in just over ¼
mile. There are no maintained portages into Jig.
The Independence Day windstorms of 1999 produced limited damage in the
immediate vicinity of Jig.
Jig supports a single established campsite,
on the northeastern body of the lake pair, near the connecting channel.
It probably sees little use.
The presence of a campsite on Jig suggests
that the lake is accessible, though it may require good water levels in
Ole Creek and the use of unmarked and unmaintained portages. Jig Creek,
from Ole Creek up to the lake, shows too great an elevation change to be
navigable for any significant distance. Look for "unofficial" portages
Notes and Comments
If you do get in to Jig send us a photo.
We'll publish it here. (It's the only way most BWCA paddlers will
get to see this lake.)
Last updated on
11 April, 2004