- Portage East, 90 rods, to Meat
- Portage West, 24 rods, to Phantom
Big Moose, Fourtown Lakes
No. 16, Burntside
- DNR Lake No. 690304
- Lake Map No. C1306
- Lake Table No. 1
- MDH Fish Consumption
Advisory - N/A
- MPCA Water Quality
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Sprite is a very small and shallow
lake in the Phantom Creek drainage of the Vermilion basin, 29¾ miles
southeast of Crane Lake and 12½ miles WNW of Ely. Less than
¼ mile across, its 12 acres have a maximum depth of 16' and a measured
water clarity of 3'. To the west, a short, 24 rod carry over a low
rise connects with Phantom. To the east,
a longer, 95 rod portage follows a gentle, downhill grade, dropping 17'
to the shores of Meat.
Sprite was not damaged in the Independence Day windstorms of 1999.
Sprite is a small, pass through lake
and supports no established campsites.
Sprite is part of a group of small, interconnected
lakes clustered near the southern boundary of the BWCAW, just to the southwest
of Crab. Other lakes in the group are Battle,
Boulder, Clark, Glimmer,
Hassel, Meat, Phantom,
Sprite supports populations of Northern
Pike (Esox lucius) and
Yellow Perch (Perca flavescens).
Notes and Comments
Last updated on
11 April, 2004