Clearwater Lake Loop

Grand Marais, Minnesota 55604

Clearwater Lake Loop

Clearwater Lake Loop Professional Review and Guide

"This region is probably the most scenic of the entire BWCAW. Deep blue-water lakes stretch for miles between spectacular bluffs. All the customary game fish can be caught, and one lake even has muskellunge.

Most time will be spent paddling, but there are a few long portages. Motors are allowed on some of the lakes. Wind will probably be a consideration. Independence Day storm–affected area."

Clearwater Lake Loop Reviews

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Didn't do this exact route. Canoed the area from the Canadian side as a kid, but unfortunately there is no public documentation of the various routes and portages in Canada for this area. Mountain lake is one of the most magical areas to canoe. Crystal clear spring fed water. Lake trout with flesh as pink as a salmons.

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Trail Information

Grand Marais
Nearby City
Skill Level
5 to 7 days, with fishing and sightseeing. Allow for a "wind day." Anglers might want 8 days or more
Class I
May through September, depending on weather
Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, Gunflint Ranger District
Local Contacts
USGS Hungry Jack Lake, Crocodile Lake, Pine Lake East, Pine Lake West
Local Maps

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Jul 2018