- Bushwhack and portage East, 480 rods, on the Pow Wow Hiking
Trail, to Marathon
- Bushwhack South, 1½ miles down Diana Creek, to the
- Bushwhack and portage West, 815 rods, on the Pow Wow Hiking
Trail, to Campfire
One, Two, Three, Four, Bald Eagle, Insula Lakes
19, Isabella Lake
- DNR Lake No. 380459
- Lake Map No. C1372
- Lake Table No. 6A
- MDH Fish Consumption Advisory
- MPCA Water Quality - N/A
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Diana is a small and relatively remote
lake in the Isabella River drainage of the Lower Kawishiwi, 21 miles ESE
of Ely, and 4½ miles northwest of Forest Center. Situated 1½
miles up twisting, boggy Diana Creek from the Isabella, it gathers the waters
of Cargo Creek, running down from Cargo Lake in the west, with Marathon
Creek draining Wagner, Marathon, and Hump in
the east. Diana's 44 acres have a maximum depth of but 13'.
The forest to the south and west of the lake dates back to a major 1854
fire which burned a large area north of the Isabella River, from Rice
Lake west as far as Superstition and
as far north as Cargo and Diana. The forest to the north and east
is somewhat older, dating back to a major, stand replacing fire in 1796,
with large portions burning again in 1824. The Independence Day
windstorms of 1999 did no significant damage in the Diana area.
Diana has no established campsites.
Diana lies just to the north of the Pow
Wow Hiking Trail, which crosses Diana Creek on an old logging road.
The lake sits well back from canoe routes and maintained portages, the nearest
access points being the Pow Wow crossing of the Isabella River just below
Isabella Lake, 5½ miles to the east and
south, or at Quadga, 2½ miles to the southwest.
Getting there with a boat requires making use of the hiking trail as a long
portage and one which, even when maintained, is not cleared with the turning
radius of a portaged canoe in mind.
Diana supports populations of Northern
Pike (Esox lucius), Pumpkinseed
Sunfish (Lepomis gibbosus),
vitreum), White Sucker (Catostomus
commersoni), and Yellow Perch (Perca
Notes and Comments
Diana who? Goddess of the hunt or lumberjack's
Last updated on
11 April, 2004