Norway Lake

Making Connections

Maps

  • Fisher F-15, Crane, Echo Lakes, Loon River, West Echo Trail; F-16, Loon, Lac La Croix, Nina Moose Lakes
  • McKenzie 14, Loon, Wilkins Bay

Links

  • DNR Lake No. 690477
  • Lake Map No. N/A
  • Lake Table No. 2B
  • MDH Fish Consumption Advisory - N/A
  • MPCA Water Quality
Norway Lake
Scale 1:21420
Full image approximately 2 miles square

Description

Norway is a small, narrow, and relatively deep lake in the Lac La Croix basin, 10 miles ENE of Crane Lake and 34½ miles northwest of Ely. The lake sits just east of, and 45' above, Lac La Croix, up against a high hill which rises some 150' above its northeastern shore. Just ¾ mile long and narrow, its 58 acres have a maximum depth of 37', with most of the lake deeper than 15'. A boggy and intermittent stream drops out of the east end of Norway Lake down to Slim.

Campsites

Norway Lake has no established campsites.

Planning Considerations

Norway Lake is sandwiched between two major travel routes, the Border route through Lac La Croix to the west and, to the east, the Little Loon/North route, that north/south chain of interior lakes running parallel to, but just east of the much larger lakes of the Border Route, from Little Loon, to Slim, to Section 3 Pond, to South Lake, to North Lake. Current maps show no portage into Norway. However, the DNR lake survey for the lake, from the summer of 1974, makes mention of a 70 rod portage in from Lac La Croix. It's been 25 years but it may still be visible.

Wildlife

Norway Lake supports populations of Northern Pike (Esox lucius), Yellow Perch (Catostomus commersoni), and Yellow Perch (Perca flavescens).

Notes and Comments

Norway Lake probably received its name due to the fact that, while most of the early voyageurs were French, most of the early loggers were of Scandinavian origins.

Line of Spruce Trees

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Last updated on 11 April, 2004