South Temperance Lake
- Portage Northeast, 55 rods, to North
- Portage South, 240 rods, to the Temperance
and Pike Lakes; F-12, Little Sag, Tuscarora, Temperance
- DNR Lake No.
- Lake Map No. N/A
- Lake Table No. 10D
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South Temperance is a moderate size,
island studded lake near the headwaters of the Temperance River. Its central
bay is barely ¾ mile across with a narrow, ½ mile long arm
reaching east towards Brule. The lake covers some
200 acres, with a maximum depth of 24' though ¾ of its waters are
less than 15' deep. Upriver to the north, an 55 rod portage connects with
North Temperance while a 240 rod portage
to the south opens onto an open, S curve on the Temperance River, followed
by an 80 rod carry into Weird. The long, eastern
arm of the lake leads to a small stream and a quick, 10 rod portage into
the west end of Brule.
South Temperance supports four established
campsites, well separated. One is situated along the northern shore, one
in the northwestern corner, one in the southeast, and a fourth well back
into the long eastern arm.
South Temperance is one of the primary
destinations 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 the Temperance Lakes and Cherokee.
South Temperance also provides ready access to the west end of giant Brule.
South Temperance 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
Notes and Comments
Last updated on
11 April, 2004