- Bushwhack East, 30 rods, down Arch Creek, to
Lady Boot Bay of Lac La Croix
Lac La Croix, Nina Moose Lakes
13, Lac La
- DNR Lake No. 690359
- Lake Map No. N/A
- Lake Table No. 2A
- MDH Fish Consumption
Advisory - N/A
- MPCA Water Quality
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Arch is a small lake at the northern
end of the Wabang peninsula, the neck of land which extends north into Lac
La Croix between Lady Boot Bay to the west and the main body of Lac
La Croix to the east, separated from Coleman Island to the north by the
waters of the Fish Stake Narrows. Arch is located in the Lac
La Croix drainage basin, 19¼ miles east of Crane Lake and 27½
miles NNW of Ely. Just over a quarter mile across, Arch sits some
33' above Lady Boot Bay, with a high hill rising some 165' above its northern
shore and a marshy edge along its southern margins. The forests which
ring Arch date back to the mid-19th century, to the fires of 1864.
The Wabang Peninsula escaped the big blowdowns of the 4th of July 1999.
Arch is not on any maintained route and
supports no established campsites.
Arch (along with Kelsey,
Toe, Mug, Yabut,
and Wabang), is one of 6 small lakes on the Wabang
peninsula, all of which are reached by portage or bushwhack from Lac
La Croix, which wraps about the peninsula. None of these lakes
readily connect to one another and only Toe allows for ongoing travel (though
it is from Lac La Croix to Lac La Croix).
Notes and Comments
Arch might provide good afternoon exploration
opportunities for parties camped nearby on Lady Boot Bay. (A good
way to burn up excess teenage energy if the day's paddle was insufficient).
If you do get in to Arch 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