Ole Lake

Making Connections

  • Bushwhack Southwest, 240 rods, to Maxine


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


  • DNR Lake No. 690175
  • Lake Map No. N/A
  • Lake Table No. 1
  • MDH Fish Consumption Advisory - N/A
  • MPCA Water Quality - N/A
Ole Lake
Scale 1:21420
Full image approximately 2 miles square


Ole is a small lake at the head of Ole Creek, in the Korb River drainage, 29 miles southeast of Crane Lake and 10¼ miles northwest of Ely. Having something of an exaggerated kidney shape to it, Ole is just over ½ mile long with a maximum width, in its northern and southern bays, of barely ¼ mile. Out of the southwest corner of the lake, Ole Creek begins its 2 mile course to the Korb River. There are no maintained portages into Ole Lake.

The Independence Day windstorms of 1999 caused little damage in the Ole Lake area.


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

Planning Considerations

Ole is on the way to nowhere, and unlikely to be a destination in its own right, unless you're camped at Maxine, or perhaps at Jig, and looking for a vigorous afternoon of bushwhacking.


Notes and Comments

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


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Last updated on 11 April, 2004