Lac La Croix, Nina Moose Lakes
13, Lac La
Croix; 14, Loon, Wilkins Bay
- DNR Lake No. 690390
- Lake Map No. C5049
- Lake Table No. 2A
- MDH Fish Consumption
Advisory - N/A
- MPCA Water Quality
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Trygg (also known as Twigg, and to
McKenzie, Trugg) is a small,
relatively deep lake in the Lac La Croix basin,
14 miles ENE of Crane Lake and 34½ miles NNW of Ely. Just over
½ mile long and narrow, its 25 acres have a maximum depth of 35'.
Trygg is linked to Takucmich to the east by
a short, but steep, 15 rod portage, which holds level for the first 6 rods
then drops 50' to the lakeshore in the remaining 9 rods.
The forests which ring the western half of Trygg date back to the fires
of 1864 with isolated remnant stands from the 1755 burn. At the
east end of Trygg, the area off the eastern portion of the north shore
burned more recently, in 1894, as did that off the eastern end of the
south shore, which burned in 1882. 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.
Trygg supports one established campsite,
midway down the southern shore.
Trygg 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.
Trygg supports populations of Brook Trout
Golden Shiner (Notemigonus
crysoleucas), and Rainbow Trout. Brook Trout were stocked
annually, from 1993 to 1997.
Notes and Comments
Trygg may be named after early Ely ranger
Last updated on
11 April, 2004