Hag Lake
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Nearest Entry Point: Either Moose River #16 or Little Indian Sioux North #14 Fishing: Unknown
Maps: Fisher F-16; McKenzie #12, #13, #14 Lake Depth: Unknown
Bushwhack Rating: Lake Size: About 10 acres
Campsites: Unknown Wildlife Seen on Visit: Never visited
Last Visited: Never Lake Elevation: 1350 feet
Water Clarity: Unknown Fire History: 1755 and 1681

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Hag Lake

Weeny Lake PMA

This is the most difficult lake to reach in the Weeny Lake Primitive Management Area. Hag Lake may not have had any visitors in decades. Looking at the shape of Hag, can envision a head with a long nose sticking out like old, ugly hags are often depicted with. The long north arm could also be representative of a witches pointed hat.

This area of the BWCA has escaped fire for a long time. The most recent fire was in 1755. That fire is known as the Big Moose, Oyster and Lac La Croix complex. Another fire affected the area in 1681.




Approach to Hag Lake

The shortest approach begins from Hustler Lake.


Bushwhack to Hag Lake

The bushwhack will be through heavy forest without any trail to follow so good orienteering skills and a lot of determination will be needed to make it to Hag Lake.

In order to "bag the Hag", it is nearly a mile bushwhack from Hustler Lake, the nearest regularly traveled lake in the Boundary Waters to Hag Lake. A guess would be to approach from the west, starting from the small pond just south of Posse Lake. Follow the small creek west to an even smaller pond. From here, head east/northeast about 90 rods to another pond on the west edge of a wooded peat bog. Lastly head due west along the south edge of the peat bog for about 65 rods towards the north tip of the old Hag. Hag Lake is about 100 feet through the woods to the south when you reach the halfway point of the peat bog. From that point, you should also be able to see another small pond to the northeast perhaps 500 feet away.

Another approach to Hag Lake would be from Weeny Lake to the south. From Weeny Lake, head north up the creek that enters that lake to the small pond. This is about 45 rods. From this small pond, bushwhack straight north up the west side of the peat bog that extends from the lakes north end. At the end of the peat bog, begin a long bushwhack through the forest to the northeast for about 80 rods to the south end of Hag Lake.

Finally, Hag Creek, about a two and a half mile creek that begins in Hag Lake and flows to the northeast into Ge-be-on-a-quet Lake. Good sections of this creek are navigable and it passes through a few small open water ponds and swamps. However, good sections of this creek are also not passable sitting in a canoe and require substantial bushwhacks. Nevertheless, a journey from "Gebe" to Hag would make a fine adventure.


Exploring Hag Lake

Hag Lake appears to be almost entirely surrounded by peat bog. It is probably fairly shallow. There is little other data on this remote lake.


 
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