Spring Creek
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Nearest Entry Point: Stuart River Fishing: Unknown
Maps: Fisher F-16, F-17; McKenzie #11, #12 Creek Depth: Unknown
Bushwhack Rating: Creek Length: About 8.75 miles from an unnamed bog to its mouth at the Beartrap River. Note: Only a the very end of Spring Creek near its confluence with the Beartrap River is within the Sundial Lake Primitive Management Area
Campsites: Unknown Wildlife Seen on Visit: Never visited
Last Visited: Never Creek Elevation: Spring Creek "springs" from an unnamed bog at an elevation of of about 1435 feet and at its confluence with the Beartrap River, the elevation of the creek is about 1270 feet
Water Clarity: N/A Fire History: 1894, 1875, 1864 and 1822

Spring Creek

Sundial Lake PMA

Only the very northern end of this creek exists within the Sundial Lake Primitive Management Area.

The known fires in this region were the 1894 fires (possibly two of them) that are known as the Oriniack/Sioux River/Lac La Croix/Crooked Lake complex and the Chad/Cummings/Lac La Croix/Crooked Lake complex. In 1875 the Mule Creek/Sterling Lake/Sunday Lake/Crooked Lake complex burned much of the area. Eleven years prior to that, in 1864, the Little Indian Sioux River/Lac La Croix/Crooked Lake complex burned here. The oldest fire known to affect the area occurred in 1822 and is referred to as the Hook Lake/Hegman Lake/Crooked Lake complex.

Paddling Spring Creek

For an extra invigorating method of entering the Sundial Lake Primitive Management Area, begin your trip at the Angleworm Lake #20 entry point and portage to the point where it crosses Spring Creek, which is shortly after the Angleworm Trail officially enters the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. Head north, downstream along Spring Creek. If you attempt this, make sure waters levels are nice and high. Much of Spring Creek is navigable in a canoe and this will take you through a very long stretch of remote wilderness.

PMA #1: Weeny PMA #4: Tick PMA #7: Pitfall PMA #10: Hairy
PMA #2: Canthook PMA #5: Spider PMA #8: Mugwump PMA #11: Weasel
PMA #3: Sundial PMA #6: Drag PMA #9: Humpback PMA #12: Fungus
Beartrap River Contest Lake Sinneeg Creek Sterling Lake
Bibon Lake Nibin Lake Sinneeg Lake Sunday Lake
Bunggee Creek Parley Lake Spring Creek Sundial Lake
Bunggee Lake Ritual Lake Sterling Creek White Feather Lake
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