Lower George Lake
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Nearest Entry Point: Cross Bay Lake #50 Fishing: Unknown
Maps: Fisher F-12; McKenzie #7 Lake Depth: MN DNR; About 10 feet
Fire History:
Lake Size: 17 acres
Campsites: 0 Wildlife Seen on Visit: None
Last Visited: June 16, 2019 Lake Elevation: 1745 feet
Water Clarity: MN DNR

Routes from Lower George Lake:
To Rib Lake: Walk the 35 rod portage
To Karl Lake: Walk the 28 rod portage
To George Creek: Paddle In

Lower George Lake

Gunflint Ranger District

Another skinny lake (basically a wide spot along the river) similar to Rib Lake, only smaller. The shoreline of Lower George Lake is lowland. The lake has two major tributaries, George Creek in the northeast part of the lake and what may still be called the Cross River flowing into the south end of the lake.

There is no fishing information on this lake, but with all the moving water, would imagine is stays oxygenated through the winter.

There are no campsites on this lake.

Highly recommend a paddle up George Creek. It is a dead end route, but probably not often visited as most paddlers who just pass through Lower George Lake on their way to other destinations.


Exploring Lower George Lake

Paddling from Rib Lake Portage to Karl Lake Portage


Looking toward the south from the Rib Lake portage. Lower George Lake bends to the right in the distance. Behind to the left is the mouth of George Creek.



The mouth of George Creek is in the center of this view in the far distance. The portage to Rib Lake is just out of sight to the left.



Paddling the entire length of Lower George Lake from the Rib Lake portage to the Karl Lake portage on the south end of the lake.



Western shoreline of Lower George Lake looking south just before the lake begins to narrow.



Looking toward south where the lake quickly narrows to a width of only 100 feet or so.



Rapids flowing into Lower George Lake to the left of the Karl Lake portage.



Rapids from stream flowing in from Karl Lake. The portage to Karl Lake is just out of the view to the right.



Looking north at Lower George Lake while standing at the Karl Lake portage.

Route Connections for Lower George Lake

From Lower George Lake, you can portage to Karl Lake or Rib Lake. You can also paddle up George Creek.

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