Big Moose, Fourtown Lakes
No. 16, Burntside
- DNR Lake No. 690290
- Lake Map No. N/A
- Lake Table No. 1
- MDH Fish Consumption
Advisory - N/A
- MPCA Water Quality
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Tidbit is a very small, and likely
shallow lake in the Little Indian Sioux drainage, 27 miles southeast of
Crane Lake and 13¼ miles WNW of Ely. Less than ¼ mile
across and largely surrounded by soggy ground, Tidbit lies just to the west
of the most southerly bay of Cummings, separated
from it by a broad, high hill. It has no apparent suface water inlet
or outlet. Nor does Tidbit have maintained portage access.
The area around Tidbit was not significantly affected by the Independence
Day windstorms of 1999.
Tidbit is not on any maintained canoe
routes and supports no established campsites.
Tidbit is on the way to nowhere, and unlikely
to be a destination in its own right, unless you're camped at Cummings
and looking for a vigorous afternoon hike. An up and over the hill,
as-the-crow-flies route from Cummings into Tidbit might be fine if you're
hiking. If carrying canoes, it's probably better to hold to a relatively
constant elevation and work around the hill rather than over it.
Notes and Comments
If you do get in to Tidbit 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