- Portage South, 230 rods, to Entry Point 67
F-4, One, Two, Three, Four,
Bald Eagle, Insula Lakes
19, Isabella Lake
- DNR Lake No.
- Lake Map No. C1423
- Lake Table No. 6A
- MDH Fish Consumption
Advisory - N/A
- MPCA Water Quality
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Bog is a round, mid-sized lake in the
Mitawan Creek drainage of the Isabella River watershed, 3½ miles
WSW of Forest Center, and 22 miles southeast of Ely. Less than a mile
across, its 249 acres are relatively shallow, with a maximum depth of only
16'. Brush Creek enters the lake from the southeast, winding down
through broad bogs from Brush Lake. To the west, less than a mile
of Bog Creek connects the outflow of Bog Lake to Mitawan Creek. Bog
is tucked just inside the southern border of the BWCAW, at the end of a
230 rod portage from the Bog Lake Entry (#67). Because of its location,
it is essentially a dead end and does not provide ready access to other
lakes or to the Isabella River.
The forests surrounding the lake date from a major, stand replacing fire
back in 1824, significant portions of which burned again in 1864.
The Independence Day windstorms of 1999 did no significant damage in the
Bog Lake area.
Bog supports three established campsites,
all on the northern shore of the lake. Older maps may show one or
two additional sites on the southwestern shore, just south of Bog Creek.
Bog is suitable for a visit or a fishing
stay, but as a dead end, it provides no opportunity for travel. Unless,
of course, one rises to the challenge of bushwhacking over four miles down
Bog and Mitawan Creeks to the Isabella River.
Bog supports populations of Brook Trout
Northern Pike (Esox lucius),
Burbot (Lota lota), Walleye
White Sucker (Catostomus
commersoni), and Yellow Perch (Perca
Notes and Comments
Bog presumably takes its name from the surrounding
expanse of flat, saturated land.
Last updated on
11 April, 2004