Brule Lake

Grand Marais, Minnesota

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This trip heads north from gigantic Brule Lake through two chains of lakes and one river, before returning to the put-in point. A variety of lakes and one river are encountered. Tall, scenic bluffs border some of the lakes. Fishing for walleye, northern pike, and smallmouth bass can be productive. A moose might be sighted; beaver, mink, and otter inhabit the region as well. Waterfowl, eagles, and osprey are common here.
Paddling the Boundary Waters and Voyageurs National Park

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Paddling the Boundary Waters and Voyageurs National Park

by James Churchill (Falcon Guides)

This trip heads north from gigantic Brule Lake through two chains of lakes and one river, before returning to the put-in point. A variety of lakes and one river are encountered. Tall, scenic bluffs border some of the lakes.

Fishing for walleye, northern pike, and smallmouth bass can be productive. A moose might be sighted; beaver, mink, and otter inhabit the region as well. Waterfowl, eagles, and osprey are common here.

©  James Churchill/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing
Nearby City: Grand Marais
Distance: 32
Skill Level: Easy
Duration: 4 to 8 days, with time spent fishing
Class: Class I
Season: May through September, depending on weather
Local Contacts: Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, Tofte Ranger District
Local Maps: USGS Brule Lake, Cherokee Lake, Gunflint Lake
Driving Directions: Directions to Brule Lake

Recent Trail Reviews

8/11/2009
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This lake was amazing - beautiful, big and accessible. However, it is too accessible and VERY crowded. We spent several hours, canoeing close to 6 miles, and checking almost a dozen sites before finding one that was vacant. So if you are staying on that lake, make sure to set up base camp right away, then take day-trips to explore the rest of the lake. If you are portaging further in, then you will loose the crowds. It is a good family lake - we brought our three-year-old who hasn't stopped talking about how fun it was.



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