Marshall Lake
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Nearest Entry Point: Bower Trout Lake #43 Fishing: MN DNR; Northern Pike, Smallmouth Bass, Walleye
Maps: Fisher F-13; McKenzie #3 Lake Depth: 16 feet
Fire History: Lake Size: 56 acres
Campsites: 1 (0 visited) Wildlife Seen on Visit: Loon, Waterfowl
Last Visited: July 24, 2020 Lake Elevation: 1661 feet
Water Clarity: MN DNR

ROUTES/PORTAGES FROM MARSHALL LAKE:
To Bower Trout Lake: Walk the 91 rod portage
To the South Brule River (Dugout Lake): Walk the 30 rod portage

Marshall Lake

Gunflint Ranger District

MARSHALL LAKE CAMPSITES:
Campsite 1: West end of the lake just south of Dugout Lake portage

This is a fairly small lake with a single campsite. Both portages into this lake are relatively easy. The lake contains northern pike, smallmouth bass and walleye, with perhaps a good supply of the latter.

The southeast part of the lake is shadowed by Brule Mountain, which rises over 500 feet above the lake. The north side of the lake is low lying terrain with some wetlands along the shoreline.

The South Brule River, a tributary of the Brule River, flows into Marshall Lake just south of the portage on the west end of the lake. The river exits the lake at the far eastern end just south of the portage to Bower Trout Lake.

The route west of Marshall Lake passes through two small lakes: Dugout Lake and Skidway Lake. Those lakes are more like wide sections of the South Brule River, unlike Marshall Lake and Bower Trout Lake which feel like lakes. There is a small, shallow set of rapids (more like riffles) just before you enter Dugout Lake that you have to paddle through. There is another section of rapids along the route west between Dugout Lake and Skidway Lake. This set of riffles may require getting out of the canoe and lining over them if the water is too low. There are no portages for these two minor obstacles.

Exploring Marshall Lake

Routes to locations on Marshall Lake are shown below:
Paddling from the Bower Trout Lake portage to the South Brule River (Dugout Lake) portage
Paddling from the South Brule River (Dugout Lake) portage to the Bower Trout Lake portage

PADDLING FROM THE BOWER TROUT LAKE PORTAGE TO THE SOUTH BRULE RIVER (DUGOUT LAKE) PORTAGE

Marshall Lake 1
Gloomy skies. This is looking toward the west along the north shoreline of Marshall Lake.



Marshall Lake map1Marshall Lake is not a very big lake. As you first set out from the Bower Trout Lake portage, the dark bulk of Brule Mountain is visible to your left. Your paddling takes you along the north shoreline westward until arriving at the South Brule River portage. This would also be the portage for Dugout Lake. There is a campsite just south of the portage. This is the last campsite until you reach Swan Lake.


Marshall Lake 2
The small point that is just west of the center of the lake along the north shoreline can be seen here.
Portage to Dugout Lake -or- Explore Another Route
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PADDLING FROM THE SOUTH BRULE RIVER (DUGOUT LAKE) PORTAGE TO THE BOWER TROUT LAKE PORTAGE

Marshall Lake 3
View to the east of Marshall Lake from the South Brule River (Dugout Lake) portage. There is a campsite just around the corner to the right from this location.



Marshall Lake map1Beginning at the portage to Dugout Lake, paddle east along the low lying south shoreline of Marshall Lake until reaching the Bower Trout Lake portage.



The south shoreline of Marshall Lake is low land. A great many cedar trees grow along the shore of this lake. This image is of the south shoreline near the east end of the lake.
Portage to Bower Trout Lake -or- Explore Another Route
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Route Connections for Marshall Lake

From Marshall Lake you can portage to Bower Trout Lake or to the South Brule River (the way to Dugout Lake).

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