Portage between Bower Trout Lake and Marshall Lake and surrounding area
Length in Rods: 91 rods Date portage was last visited: July 24, 2020
Portage Rating: Average  

The Portage between Bower Trout Lake and Marshall Lake

Portaging Direction: From Bower Trout Lake to Marshall Lake

Bower Trout Lake to Marshall Lake Portage 1
The portage is at the far western end of Bower Trout Lake on the south shore. Pulling up on the left side of the dock was found to be easiest. Be aware that some of the nails on the dock have their heads rising above the surface of the wood. Easy to stub a toe and/or trip on them.



The portage passes through a squishy area at the beginning, but their are boardwalks crossing this area. The trail then rises up a small hill, but nothing two steep. The path is undulates up and down slightly as it traverses the top of the hill and then descends modestly to the shore of Marshall Lake. The trail can be a little brushy in summer. A few muddy and rocky spots too. A view of Brule Mountain rising over the east end of Marshall Lake greets you at the end of the portage.


Bower Trout Lake to Marshall Lake Portage 2
The landing on this end is a little rocky. The footing isn't that difficult however. Water is shallow enough to stand in while loading the canoe.

Now that you've made it over the portage, visit: MARSHALL LAKE


Portaging Direction: From Marshall Lake to Bower Trout Lake

Bower Trout Lake to Marshall Lake Portage 3
This landing is not the best with all the rocks, but the water is shallow enough to make getting out of the canoe in the water not too arduous.



From Marshall Lake, ascend a small hill at the beginning of the portage. The trail has a few wet areas and occasional stretches of protruding rocks, but nothing too rugged. The trail rises and falls at it goes over the top of the small hill and then heads easily downhill for the last 30 rods until it reaches Bower Trout Lake. The last stretch is marshy, but it is avoided because of the installed boardwalks.


Bower Trout Lake to Marshall Lake Portage 4
Beware footing on this old dock. Notice the two raised nailheads just right and below center. Hard to see and easy to trip on. If someone with some sort of hammer sees this and passes through this way, pound them nails down..and thank you (July 2020).


Bower Trout Lake to Marshall Lake Portage 5
The left side of the dock from this vantage point seemed better for landing the canoe.

Now that you've made it over the portage, visit: BOWER TROUT LAKE

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