- Paddle Southeast, up the Frost River
- Portage Northwest, 10 rods into Fente
F-12, Little Sag, Tuscarora, Temperance Lakes
- DNR Lake No. 160740
- Lake Map No. N/A
- Lake Table No. 9C
- MDH Fish Consumption Advisory - N/A
- MPCA Water Quality - N/A
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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.
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
Last updated on
11 April, 2004