Achundo Lake

Making Connections


  • Fisher F-16, Loon, Lac La Croix, Nina Moose Lakes
  • McKenzie 14, Loon, Wilkins Bay


  • DNR Lake No. 690486
  • Lake Map No. N/A
  • Lake Table No. 2B
  • MDH Fish Consumption Advisory - N/A
  • MPCA Water Quality
Achundo Lake
Scale 1:21420
Full image approximately 2 miles square


Achundo is a small, remote lake in the upper Pocket Creek watershed of the Lac La Croix basin, 1 miles ESE of Crane Lake and 29½ miles NNW of Ely. Less than half a mile long, Achundo sits 6' above, and to the south of, larger Range Line Lake, to which it is connected by a small stream out of its northeast end. A 100' hill overshadows its northwestern shoreline while the southern and eastern edges are lower and marshy. The forests which ring Achundo date back to the stand replacing fires of 1894 with isolated, remnant stands from the fire years of 1755-59. The area escaped the big blowdowns of the 4th of July 1999.


Achundo is a small lake, remote from maintained canoe routes, which supports no established campsites.

Planning Considerations

Achundo is not particularly accessible from anywhere, other than the equally remote Range Line. Long bushwhack paddles up Range Line or Pageant Creeks, followed by a crossing of Range Line and a 35 rod bushwhack will get you there, as would a ½ mile long overland carry from Yodeler in the south. If you just want to visit and don't plan to continue on, a brush bashing hike without boats from Yodeler is probably your best bet.


Notes and Comments

The derivation of the name Achundo is unclear, though perhaps it is from Ajunda, "here" in the Ottawa language. If you do get in to Achundo send us a photo. We'll publish it here. (It's the only way most BWCA paddlers will get to see this lake. We've never gotten any closer than the north end of Rangeline, and without boats at that).

Line of Spruce Trees

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Last updated on 11 April, 2004