- Portage Southeast, 170 rods, to Trout
Trout Lake, Vermilion River, Bootleg Lake
No. 15, Trout Lake
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Oriniack is a large, relatively shallow
lake in the Vermilion River drainage, 18¾ miles SSE of Crane Lake
and 24¾ miles WNW of Ely. Elongated along a SW/NE axis 3 miles
in length, its 762 acres have a maximum depth of only 17', with a measured
water clarity of 8' (Sechi disk).
Near the north end of the lake, Hilda Creek begins its meandering 15 mile
course north, then west, to the Vermilion River. Along Oriniack's
southeastern shore, an up-and-over portage of just over ½ mile heads
to the southeast, gaining some 85' of elevation to the crest of the trail,
then dropping back some 75' to the northwest end of big Trout
The Oriniack area was not seriously affected by the Independence Day
windstorms of 1999 though more significant damage was sustained just to
the south in the Trout Lake area.
Oriniack supports four established campsites.
Oriniack is something of a deadend lake,
tucked up tight against the BWCAW boundary just to the northwest of Trout.
Oriniack supports populations of Northern
Pike (Esox lucius), Rock
Bass (Ambloplites rupestris),
vitreum), White Sucker (Catostomus
commersoni), and Yellow Perch (Perca
Notes and Comments
Last updated on
11 April, 2004