Baker Lake
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Nearest Entry Point: Baker Lake #39 Fishing: MN DNR; Northern Pike, Walleye
Maps: Fisher F-5; McKenzie #21 Lake Depth: MN DNR; 10 feet
Fire History: 2011
Lake Size: 20 acres
Campsites: None Wildlife Seen on Visit: Waterfowl
Last Visited: July 10, 2016 Lake Elevation: About 1748 feet
Water Clarity: MN DNR

Routes from Baker Lake:
To Peterson Lake: Walk the 10 rod portage

Baker Lake

Tofte Ranger District

This is a small lake where BWCA Entry Point 39 is located. The only route from Baker Lake is to the north into Peterson Lake over a 10 rod portage. From Peterson Lake you have to portage one more lake further north into Kelly Lake before more route options open up. The Temperance River flows through Baker Lake and out its south end to the right of the entry point canoe landing if you are standing there and facing the lake.

There are no campsites on Baker Lake. The lakes does support a population of northern pike and walleye.

Besides the Temperance River, another small creek, Horn Creek flows into Baker Lake.

The Baker Lake Rustic Campground is also located here. You can camp here for free and reservations are not required. You could just basecamp at the campground and explore the other lakes in the area with an empty canoe. Sure makes those portages easy.

Exploring Baker Lake

Baker Lake in the BWCA
Baker Lake from the entry point landing. Heading to your left leads you up to Peterson Lake. The Temperance River flows out of Baker Lake to the right just out of view.

Baker Lake in the BWCA
Looking northeasterly from the entry point landing.

Baker Lake in the BWCA
A view of the south end of shallow Baker Lake.

From the entry point canoe landing, you can see the majority of Baker Lake. The entire lake is only 20 acres.

Route Connections for Baker Lake

From Baker Lake, you can portage into Peterson Lake. You can also exit the wilderness through BWCA Entry Point 39.

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