Lounge Lake
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Nearest Entry Point: Round Lake Fishing: Unknown
Maps: Fisher F-11, F-12; McKenzie #7, #8 Lake Depth: Unknown
Bushwhack Rating: Lake Size: 16 acres
Campsites: None Wildlife Seen on Visit: Never visited
Last Visited: Never Lake Elevation: 1690 feet
Water Clarity: Unknown Fire History: 1894, 1875 and 1863-64

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Lounge Lake

Mugwump Lake PMA

This lake is a pit stop when traveling between Marble Lake and Sprig Lake along the creek that connects those two bodies of water. The lakes shape on a map does kind of resemble a recliner. Lounge Lake is connected by a tiny creek to the larger creek that connects Marble Lake and Sprig Lake.

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. Lounge Lake was probably along the northern border of this burned area. The the southern shore of the lake would have been the most impacted, if it was affected at all.

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 Lounge Lake

Begin where the creek flows out of Marble Lake. Follow the creek to the west.


Bushwhack to Lounge Lake

From Marble Lake, paddle and occasionally bushwhack (beaver dams, downed trees, etc.) for almost half a mile to the west. Since you will be unlikely to see the tiny creek coming out of Lounge Lake, you are heading to GPS point: 48.048552, -91.074194. When you reach this point, bushwhack into the forest straight south less than 10 rods to Lounge Lake’s west end. A small creek may be here to help guide you.


Exploring Lounge Lake

A small lake whose east end and south shore has been devoured by peat bog. The rest of the shoreline is also starting to be gobbled up by the peat. It is conceivable that hardy folk may want to bushwhack directly from Lounge Lake to Image Lake which lies to the southeast. This is about 80 rods through peat bog and is a combination of dense and scrubby (former peat bog) forest.


 
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