Trillium Lake

Making Connections

Maps

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

Links

  • DNR Lake No. 690346
  • Lake Map No. C0899
  • Lake Table No. 2A
  • MDH Fish Consumption Advisory - N/A
  • MPCA Water Quality
Trillium Lake
Scale 1:21420
Full image approximately 2 miles square

Description

Trillium (also known as Ferello) is a small lake in the Lac La Croix drainage basin, 15 miles ENE of Crane Lake and 32¾ miles NNW of Ely. Tucked in among hills rising 100' to 150' above the shore, Trillium is roughly triangular in shape, with less than ½ a mile to the side. It has a surface area of 48 acres with a maximum depth of 38'. Trillium is connected to Takucmich to the northwest by a 20 rod portage, up and over a 42' rise.

The forests which ring Trillium have grown up in the aftermath of the fires of 1864. 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.

Campsites

Trillium supports one established campsite, along its northern shore.

Planning Considerations

Trillium is a spur off the Gun/Takucmich loop, which runs from Lac La Croix through Gun, Tesaker, and Takucmich then back into Lac La Croix, with spur connections to Trillium and Trygg. Through Gun, it also provides links south, through both Eugene and Little Beartrack, to the Snow Bay/Pocket Creek route, the arc of which drops south and east out of Snow Bay on Lac La Croix through a string of lakes (North/South, Steep, Eugene, Little Beartrack, Beartrack, and Thumb) before turning northeast at Finger to Pocket, returning to Lac La Croix at the mouth of Pocket Creek.

Wildlife

Trillium supports populations of Largemouth Bass (Micropterus salmoides) and Yellow Perch (Perca flavescens).

Notes and Comments

Trillium, the three sided lake, is named after the three petal, three leaf, spring wildflower of the same name. Trillium species native to the BWCA include the Nodding Trillium (Trillium cernuum) and the Large Flower Trillium (Trillium grandiflorum).

Line of Spruce Trees

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Last updated on 11 April, 2004