Pace Lake
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Nearest Entry Point: Kawishiwi Lake Fishing: Unknown
Maps: Fisher F-11, F-12; McKenzie #7, #8 Lake Depth: Unknown
Bushwhack Rating: Lake Size: 12 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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Pace Lake

Mugwump Lake PMA

This lake lies just north of Amimi Lake. Pace Lake used to be the beginning (or end) of a long portage that extended out to Horsefish Lake. An old route through Pace Lake was to portage from Vee Lake to Amimi Lake. Then paddle and liftover your canoe and gear into Pace Lake. The route next required a portage from Pace Lake to Horsefish Lake. This was part of the old shortcut route between Vee Lake and Gabimichigami 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.

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 Pace Lake

Head to the north end of Amimi Lake and find the beaver dam you will have to lug your gear over.


Bushwhack to Pace Lake

Hop the beaver dam and you are good to go.


Exploring Pace Lake

Pace Lake has a large peat bog extending off its north end and another peat bog located along its southwest border. A small island is just off the point that juts from the middle of the south side of the lake. The formerly maintained portage to Horsefish Lake can be found on the very eastern tip of Pace Lake. There may be a cairn there to help paddlers find it.


 
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