Spider Lake
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Nearest Entry Point: Snowbank Lake Fishing: Unknown
Maps: Fisher F-11 and McKenzie #8, #9 Lake Depth: 55 feet; MN DNR Lake Map
Bushwhack Rating: Lake Size: 31 acres; MN DNR Lake Map
Campsites: One Wildlife Seen on Visit: Never visited
Last Visited: Never Lake Elevation: 1465 feet
Water Clarity: MN DNR Fire History: No fires in recorded history

Spider Lake

Spider Lake PMA

The namesame lake for the PMA and it isn't a swamp for once. Spider Lake is small, but quite deep for its size. It is connected by a short bushwhack along what used to be a maintained portage trail to Kettle Lake. This area was heavily impacted by the windstorm that occurred in this area on July 4, 1999, so this short bushwhack could be rugged. A possible origin of this lakes name is an old type of cast-iron frying pan. The frying pan had "legs" on it so that it could be used for cooking directly over coals. It sort of resembled a spider and was called a spider pan.

Approach to Spider Lake

Start from the west end of Kettle Lake and look for the remains of the old portage trail. A small creek connects the two lakes.

Bushwhack to Spider Lake

A 10 rod bushwhack that hopefully can use what remains of the old portage trail that used to exist between the two lakes. Expect a lot of horizontal trees to lift your gear over in this area.

Exploring Spider Lake

There was a campsite on the west end of the lake, so check to see if that is still there. There is no information on fishing for this lake, but it is 55 feet deep. Not sure if lake trout could survive in this lake, but that depth is nearing their requirements. Maybe worth "testing" the fishin'.

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