- Bushwhack South, 32 rods, down Mug Creek, to
Lady Boot Bay of Lac La Croix
Lac La Croix, Nina Moose Lakes
13, Lac La
- DNR Lake No.
- Lake Map No. N/A
- Lake Table No. 2A
- MDH Fish Consumption
Advisory - N/A
- MPCA Water Quality
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Mug is a very small lake on 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. Mug sits in the Lac
La Croix drainage basin, 20 miles east of Crane Lake and 28 miles NNW
of Ely. Less than a quarter mile across, Mug sits among high hills
just off Lady Boot Bay and southwest of Toe.
It has no maintained portage access.
The forests which ring Mug are over 200 years old, dating back, for the
most part, to the fires of 1784. The Wabang Peninsula escaped the
big blowdowns of the 4th of July 1999.
Mug is not on any maintained route and
supports no established campsites.
Mug (along with Kelsey,
Toe, Arch, 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
Mug might make an interesting destination
for an afternoon bushwhack, especially if you're camped on the point in
Lady Boot Bay just east of the creek mouth below Mug.
Last updated on
11 April, 2004