- Bushwhack North, 160 rods, to Thumb
- Bushwhack South, 130 rods, to Lucky
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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Nahimana is a small, remote lake in
the upper Pocket Creek drainage of the Lac La
Croix basin, 14 miles ENE of Crane Lake and 31 miles NNW of Ely.
Roughly triangular in form, with under half a mile to a side, Nahimana sits
up among the hills, some 60' above nearby Thumb.
Wooded hills bound the northwest and northeast sides, while the south side
is lower and boggy. Nahimana Creek drains north, out of the northwest
corner of the lake, towards Thumb. The forests which ring Nahimana
Lake date back to the fires of 1894, with some older forest of 1864 vintage
growing just beyond the lake's southern shore. 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.
Nahimana Lake supports one established
campsite, near the outlet of Nahimana Creek in the west end of the lake.
Nahimana Lake is in the Weeny
Lake Primitive Management Area, is not on any established canoe routes,
and so is accessible by neither navigable waterway nor developed portage.
All connections to nearby lakes are likewise without benefit of established
portage though the distances are not unreasonable. It's 160 rods north
to Thumb, 130 rods southwest to Brigand,
130 rods south to Lucky Finn, and 140 rods
northwest to Contentment. (Actual distance
on the ground dependent upon route chosen, of course). Through Lucky
Finn, Nahimana also has reasonably good access to other parts of the Weeny
Lake PMA, south up the Hustler River to Posse and
the chain of small lakes below Hustler Lake,
up Rangeline Creek to Rangeline and Achundo,
and down Pageant Creek to Heritage and East
Nahimana's relative remoteness and marshy
southern shore hint at, but do not guarantee, good wildlife viewing opportunities.
The quality of the fishery is unknown.
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Last updated on
11 April, 2004