- Portage North, 320 rods, on the Pow Wow Hiking Trail, to Mirror
- Portage East, 710 rods, on the Pow Wow Hiking Trail, to Campfire
F-4, One, Two, Three, Four, Bald Eagle, Insula Lakes
18, Lake One
- DNR Lake No. 380593
- Lake Map No. N/A
- Lake Table No. 6A
- MDH Fish Consumption Advisory - N/A
- MPCA Water Quality - N/A
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Superstition is a small, somewhat remote
lake in the Isabella River drainage of the lower Kawishiwi River watershed.
Tucked in among hills 18 miles ESE of Ely, and 7½ miles northwest
of Forest Center, Superstition sits astride the Pow Wow Hiking Trail, once
more being maintained thanks to the volunteer efforts of the Kekekabic
Trail Club. Out of its northeastern end, Superstition Creek flows/seeps
southeast for ¾ mile to Myth and through Myth Creek to the Isabella
The forest surrounding the lake dates back to a major 1854 fire which
burned a large area north of the Isabella River, from Rice
Lake west beyond Superstition and as far north as Cargo and Diana.
The Independence Day windstorms of 1999 did no significant damage in the
Superstition supports one established
campsite, on its southeastern shore, intended for the use of backpackers
on the Pow Wow Hiking Trail.
Superstition is on the Pow Wow Hiking
Trail but otherwise well away from canoe routes and maintained portages.
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. Do allow extra time.
Notes and Comments
Recent editions of the McKenzie
maps provide tremendous detail on the Pow Wow Trail, including landmarks
and GPS coordinates. This is the map you want at hand if portaging
the Pow Wow.
Last updated on
11 April, 2004