Brule Lake

Grand Marais, Minnesota 55604

Brule Lake

Brule Lake Professional Review and Guide

"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."

Brule Lake Reviews

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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.

Brule Lake Photos

Trail Information

Grand Marais
Nearby City
Skill Level
4 to 8 days, with time spent fishing
Class I
May through September, depending on weather
Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, Tofte Ranger District
Local Contacts
USGS Brule Lake, Cherokee Lake, Gunflint Lake
Local Maps

Activity Feed

Jul 2018