Toe Lake

Making Connections


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


  • DNR Lake No. 690213
  • Lake Map No. N/A
  • Lake Table No. 2A
  • MDH Fish Consumption Advisory - N/A
  • MPCA Water Quality
Toe Lake
Scale 1:21420
Full image approximately 2 miles square


Toe is a small lake at the northern end of 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. Toe is located in the Lac La Croix drainage basin, 20 miles east of Crane Lake and 28 miles NNW of Ely. Nearly ¾ mile long, Toe is largely surrounded by hills, with a marshy bit at the south end and the outflow to Lady Boot Bay in the southwestern corner of the lake. The outflow stream, bypassed by an 8 rod portage, provides access to Toe from the south, while a 100 rod portage off the northern shore yields a 30' up-and-over carry back into Lac La Croix.

The forests to the south and west of Toe have grown up since the fires of 1864, while those to the north and east are older, having last seen stand replacing fire in 1784. The Wabang Peninsula escaped the big blowdowns of the 4th of July 1999.


Toe supports one established campsite, along its northeastern shore.

Planning Considerations

Toe (along with Kelsey, Mug, 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

Toe offers a good opportunity to leave the big lake for a bit and, if you camp here, with only one site you will have the lake to yourself.

Line of Spruce Trees

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Last updated on 11 April, 2004