Bewon Lake
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Nearest Entry Point: Snowbank Lake and Kawishiwi Lake Fishing: Unknown
Maps: Fisher F-11, F-12; McKenzie #7, #8 Lake Depth: Unknown
Bushwhack Rating: Lake Size: 10 acres
Campsites: None Wildlife Seen on Visit: Never visited
Last Visited: Never Lake Elevation: 1695 feet
Water Clarity: Unknown Fire History: 1875 and 1863-64

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Bewon Lake

Mugwump Lake PMA

Bewon Lake is sort of a pit stop on the way to Van Lake if paddlers are coming in from Ledge Lake. Not that many folks are heading to Van Lake mind you, but if you are, Bewon Lake is along the way. Have not been able to determine the meaning of the name ‘Bewon’. Bewon Lake appears to drain into Cap 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 Bewon Lake

From the northwest end of Ledge Lake, head to GPS point: 48.027645, -91.108328.


Bushwhack to Bewon Lake

From Ledge Lake, bushwhack about 50 rods north until you reach the southern tip of the arm of a large peat bog. This GPS point is: 48.029268, -91.109008. From here, continue straight north across the peat bog for about 100 rods until you reach the forest edge and the very south tip of Bewon Lake. There may be faint trails from previous bushwhackers barely evident along this route. It is difficult but doable to bushwhack into Bewon from Van Lake.


Exploring Bewon Lake

Bewon Lake has a boggy south bay that is separated from the rest of the lake by two prominent, forested points that jut out from each side of the lake toward each other. Bewon Lake is sort of a crossroads on the way to two other destinations. There are two streams flowing into the northeastern corner of Bewon Lake. The smaller stream (farthest south) can be followed to the east out to Darlet Lake. The other, larger creek can be traced due north toward Van Lake.


 
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