Kayoskh Lake
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Nearest Entry Point: Lake One Fishing: Unknown
Maps: Fisher F-4 or F-31; McKenzie #18 Lake Depth: Unknown
Bushwhack Rating: Lake Size: 20 acres
Campsites: Unknown Wildlife Seen on Visit: Never visited
Last Visited: Never Lake Elevation: 1538 feet
Water Clarity: MN DNR Fire History: 2011 and 1875

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Kayoskh Lake

Weasel Lake PMA

This lake derives its name from the Ojibwa word ‘gayaashk’ which means ‘gull’. Gull Lake lies just to the west. This would be ‘little’ Gull Lake then? This lake is probably the most difficult to reach in the Weasel Lake Primitive Management Area.

In 1875, a fire began in the August Creek area, a notable stream that runs through this region. This fire swept along August Creek and then spread and burned the forests around Bald Eagle Lake and Clearwater Lake.






Approach to Kayoskh Lake

One could try to get here from the west end of Gull Lake as that seems the most direct.  However, coming from this direction means traveling through some rugged, rocky terrain that lies between the two lakes.  An easier route (maybe), assuming one is already at Janis Lake, would be to approach from the south end of that lake. 


Bushwhack to Kayoskh Lake

From Janis Lake, this is a straightforward bushwhack through the forest that went up in flames as a result of the 2011 Pagami Creek Fire.  It is about a half mile or 130 rods (maybe slightly less) straight south. 


Exploring Kayoskh Lake

If anyone makes it to Kayoshk Lake, they will be greeted by total devastation.  There are almost no old trees remaining and bedrock will be exposed around the perimeter of the entire lake.


 
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