Afton Lake

Making Connections

  • Paddle Southeast, up the Frost River
  • Portage Northwest, 10 rods into Fente


  • Fisher F-12, Little Sag, Tuscarora, Temperance Lakes
  • McKenzie 7, Tuscarora


  • DNR Lake No. 160740
  • Lake Map No. N/A
  • Lake Table No. 9C
  • MDH Fish Consumption Advisory - N/A
  • MPCA Water Quality - N/A
Afton Lake on the Frost River
Scale 1:21420
Full image approximately 2 miles square

Afton Lake on the Frost River

Morning Mist On Afton Lake


Afton is a small lake on the Frost River, offering one of only three campsites on the long river run from Frost Lake down to Mora. The Frost flows into Afton from the southeast after meandering through a long stretch of sedge bog. It exits to the northwest over a small rapid which is best viewed from the 10 rod portage. The the red, green, and silver "canoe sign" on the rocks however, suggests that others have found shooting the rapids irresistable. Beyond the rapid, narrow, Y-shaped Fente provides access north through Whipped Lake to Mora and south over a 339 rod portage into Hub and the Louse River country.


The sole campsite on Afton sits among Jack Pine (Pinus banksiana) on the north shore opposite a wooded point.

Planning Considerations

While the Frost River is not the busiest of routes, the distance from Frost Lake down to Mora is a two day trip for most parties and the campsite options are limited. Afton is the best midway stopover on the river but plan to get in early enough to paddle on to the next site if Afton is taken.


Notes and Comments

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Last updated on 11 April, 2004