- Portage North, 100 rods, to Cam
- Portage North, 30 rods to South
- Portage North, 37 rods to Lily
- Portage Northeast, 32 rods, to Echo
- Portage East, 49 rods to Vernon
- Portage South, 70 rods, to Juno
- Portage West, 10 rods, to pond, to South
and Pike Lakes, F-12, Little Sag, Tuscarora, Temperance
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Brule is the largest lake in this region
and, at 4617 acres, the 7th largest lake in the BWCAW. Over 7 miles
long and up to 1½ miles across, it has a maximum depth of 78'.
Brule is the headwaters of the South Brule River. It is a BWCAW entry
point and provides connections to multiple canoe routes; east down the South
Brule to Bower Trout, south to the Juno/Vern
area, west to the Temperance Lakes and
the interior beyond, and north to the many lakes of the North Brule watershed.
Brule supports over two dozen established
campsites, along some 41 miles of shoreline. Most are clustered among
the islands of the east end, the west end, or Cone Bay along the north shore.
In some cases, the next site down the lake can be a 2½ mile paddle.
Not surprising, given its east/west orientation
and great length, Brule is notorious for being very rough going in stormy
or windy weather. Keep that in mind when planning a crossing of this very
large and open body of water.
Brule supports populations of Northern
Pike (Esox lucius), Smallmouth
Bass (Micropterus dolomieui),
Tullibee (Cisco) (Coregonus
artedi), Walleye (Stizostedion
vitreum), White Sucker (Catostomus
commersoni), and Yellow Perch (Perca
flavescens). It has not been stocked since 1985.
Notes and Comments
Brule is huge. Nuf said.
Last updated on
11 April, 2004