- Portage North, 12 rods, to Weird
- Portage South, 65 rods, to Kelly
Full image approximately 2
Jack is another long, narrow, shallow
lake on the Temperance River, with small and narrow arms reaching out between
the surrounding high hills. Stretching some two miles along the Temperance
but often very narrow, Jack is just over 100 acres, with a maximum depth
only 10'. Just upriver to the north, a 12 rod portage connects with Weird.
A 65 rod portage to the south connects with the north end of Kelly
and the mouth of Pipe Creek. A number of small, unnamed streams, connecting
small unnamed lakes and ponds, enter Jack from both the east and west.
Jack has two established campsites, situated
on points along the eastern shore. We once came upon much of a winter
killed moose skeleton at the southernmost of the two sites. It's a
fine site, even without dead animals
Jack is yet another elongated link on
the Temperance River route, running up from the Baker
Lake entry through Peterson, Kelly,
Jack, and Weird into South
and North Temperance. This is a
chain of smaller lakes and some more rugged portages, providing the most
direct route into Cherokee. Like most of the
other lakes on the Temperance, Jack provides what appear to be interesting
bushwacking opportunities up the tribuatary streams which feed the river.
Jack supports populations of Northern
Pike (Esox lucius), Walleye
White Sucker (Catostomus
commersoni), and Yellow Perch (Perca
Notes and Comments
If you've never been there, well... you just
don't know Jack........
Last updated on
11 April, 2004