- Paddle North, to Honker
- Portage South, 10 rods, pond, and 10 rods, to Flying
- Portage West, 55 rods, to Glee
F-12, Little Sag, Tuscarora, Temperance Lakes
- DNR Lake No. 160627
- Lake Map No. C0233
- Lake Table No. 8A
- MDH Fish Consumption Advisory
- MPCA Water Quality - N/A
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Bingshick is a lovely little lake of
44 acres on the Kekekabic Trail, 5¼ miles south of Gunflint Trail's
End and 45¼ miles ENE of Ely, just inside the eastern boundary of
the BWCAW. Barely ¾ mile long on its east/west axis and never more
than an 1/8 wide, Bingshick sits in the upper reaches of the Chub River
drainage. It is 15 rods south of Honker and provides
access through two 10 rod portages and a series of ponds to Flying
Lake in the south, on the Round Lake to Gillis
route. To the west, it connects via 55 rod portage with Glee, and through
it to Fay, Warclub, and the Chub River.
The forest which rings Bingshick dates largely from the fire of 1864,
with isolated stands on both the northern and southern shores which survived
that fire and date back to the earler fire of 1801. Most of the forest
is less than 135 years old, though some stands are survivors of nearly
two centuries. Can you pick them out?
Bingshick has two fine campsites, on
the northern shore, to either side of the inflow from Honker
Lake to the north. The site to the east is quite large and suitable
as a group camp for backpackers on the Kekekabic Trail.
Bingshick's proximity to the Round
Lake entry makes it a fine choice for the first or last night of an
extended trip. The presence of the Kekekabic Trail also provides hiking
options; east to Mine Lake and the Gunflint Trail, or west past Fay,
Glee, Warclub, and the Chub River.
Bingshick contains populations of White
Sucker (Catostomus commersoni),
Green Sunfish (Lepomis cyanellus),
and Brook Trout (Salvelinus
fontinalis), the latter species having been stocked in '92, '93,
'95, and '96.
Notes and Comments
One of the finer small lakes in the region.
Last updated on 11 April, 2004