Amimi Lake
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Nearest Entry Point: Kawishiwi Lake or Snowbank Lake Fishing: Unknown
Maps: Fisher F-11, F-12; McKenzie #7, #8 Lake Depth: Unknown
Bushwhack Rating: Lake Size: 19 acres
Campsites: None Wildlife Seen on Visit: Never visited
Last Visited: Never Lake Elevation: 1647 feet
Water Clarity: MN DNR Fire History: 1894, 1875 and 1863-64

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Amimi Lake

Mugwump Lake PMA

Vintage maps (think 1960’s and 1970’s) show a long portage from Vee Lake to Amimi Lake that was 180 rods long. This old portage connected the southern (larger) of the two bays on Vee Lake’s east shoreline to the inlet on the west shore of the north half of Amimi Lake. If you in fact look at a satellite image (Google Maps), you can still “imagine” the portage track.

To this point, haven't discovered information on the meaning of the name Amimi.

In 1894, a relatively small fire burned the area between Pace Lake and Sprig Lake in what is now the Mugwump Lake Primitive Management Area within the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. It may have impacted the very northern end of Amimi Lake.

In 1875, a large fire complex called the Alice Lake/Ogishkemuncie Lake/Tuscarora Lake/Cherokee Lake Complex burned the area around all those major lakes. It probably started near Lake Insula or the Hog Lake area.

There was another large fire in this area around 1863-1864. This fire is known as the North Kawishiwi River/Alice Lake/Cypress Lake/Saganaga Lake Complex. Like the fire that burned this area in 1875, it began south of the current BWCAW's southern boundary.


Approach to Amimi Lake

From the northwest corner of Maymay Lake, look for the old 36 rod portage that used to exist here that followed the east side of the creek. If you cannot find it, head up the creek.


Bushwhack to Amimi Lake

Whether you can find the old portage here or not, the distance is 36 rods between Maymay Lake and Amimi Lake. Just follow the creek.


Exploring Amimi Lake

Amimi Lake has a mostly forested and rocky shoreline. The south end of the lake is peat bog where the creek flows out to Maymay Lake. Pace Lake is just over a beaver dam to the north. Look for the long portage that used to connect Amimi Lake to Vee Lake.


 
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