Charm Lake

Making Connections

Maps

  • Fisher F-16, Loon, Lac La Croix, Nina Moose Lakes
  • McKenzie 13, Lac La Croix

Links

  • DNR Lake No. 690351
  • Lake Map No. N/A
  • Lake Table No. 2A
  • MDH Fish Consumption Advisory - N/A
  • MPCA Water Quality
Charm Lake
Scale 1:21420
Full image approximately 2 miles square

Description

Charm is a small lake in the upper Pocket Creek drainage of the Lac La Croix basin, 15¾ miles east of Crane Lake and 30½ miles NNW of Ely. A half mile long and a quarter mile across at its widest point, Charm lies at the foot of a high hill which rises some 200' above its southern shore. Its outlet is the quarter mile course of Charm Creek, running east into Gebeonequet.

The forests which ring Charm Lake are relatively young, having grown up in the aftermath of the fires of 1894, which blackened much of the area west of Gebeonequet. The exception is along the course of Charm Creek where remnant stands of 18th Century forest survive from the fires of 1755-59. This region of the BWCA escaped damage in the 4th of July windstorms of 1999, which caused such extensive tree loss to the south and east.

Campsites

Charm supports no established campsites.

Planning Considerations

Charm Lake is not on any established canoe route and is accessible only by bushwhacking the quarter mile up from Gebeonequet.

Wildlife

Notes and Comments

Charm, and its near neighbor, Mantle, could make for a great, brush-bashing day trip out of a campsite on Gebeonequet. If you do get in to Charm send us a photo. We'll publish it here. (It's the only way most BWCA paddlers will ever get to see this lake.)

Line of Spruce Trees

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Last updated on 11 April, 2004