- Bushwhack East & North, 2¼ miles,
down Bezhik Creek, to the Moose River
- Bushwhack South & East, 2¼ miles,
up Bezhik Creek, to Bezhik
Trout Lake, Vermilion River, Bootleg Lake; F-9, Cummings,
Big Moose, Fourtown Lakes
No. 16, Burntside
- DNR Lake No. 690317
- Lake Map No. N/A
- Lake Table No. 1
- MDH Fish Consumption
Advisory - N/A
- MPCA Water Quality
Full image approximately 2
Serenade is a small, very shallow lake
in the Bezhik Creek drainage of the Moose River, 21¼ miles
southeast of Crane Lake and 18 miles northwest of Ely. Under ½
mile long and barely ¼ mile wide, the broad oval of Serenade has
a maximum depth of but 6'. Set in a low marshy area, it appears to
be a wild rice lake, with no apparent surface outlet. Serenade also
has no maintained portage access.
The forest around Serenade was largely burned over by the fires of 1894.
However, significant remnant stands dating back as far as the fire of
1755 may be found exending south from the lake, as well as in a more limited
area to the north. The Independence Day windstorms of 1999 did no
real damage in this area.
Serenade is not on any maintained route
and supports no established campsites.
Serenade is on the way to nowhere, and
unlikely to be a destination in its own right, unless you're paddling down
Bezhik Creek and looking for a little side trip.
Serenade is a good lake for moose; just
one big dinner plate.
Notes and Comments
Serenade is also known as Jonathan.
If you do get in to Serenade/Jonathan send us a photo. We'll publish
it here. (It's the only way most BWCA paddlers will get to see this
Last updated on
11 April, 2004