Echo Lakes, Loon River, West Echo Trail; F-16, Loon,
Lac La Croix, Nina Moose Lakes
14, Loon, Wilkins Bay
- DNR Lake No. 690477
- Lake Map No. N/A
- Lake Table No. 2B
- MDH Fish Consumption
Advisory - N/A
- MPCA Water Quality
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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.
Norway Lake has no established campsites.
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.
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.
Last updated on
11 April, 2004