Mantle 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 25 acres
Campsites: Unknown Wildlife Seen on Visit: Never visited
Last Visited: Never Lake Elevation: 1290 feet
Water Clarity: Unknown Fire History: 1755 and 1681

Mantle Lake

Weeny Lake PMA

This lake is most conveniently accessed from Charm Lake. There is a creek flowing out of Mantle Lake to the northeast that traces a thin line through forest and peat bog for about a mile before emptying into Ge-be-on-a-quet Creek just south of Lac La Croix. This would be the hard way to get to Mantle Lake..

Mantle Lake and Charm Lake are not connected; each drains in a different direction. Their waters however both end up in Lac La Croix via Ge-be-on-a-quet Creek.

Either of these little lakes would serve as a nice campsite for those seeking solitude. None of the few trip reports that exist about this area seem to indicate any established campsites on these lakes.

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 Mantle Lake

It is most likely that you will approach Mantle Lake through Charm Lake. See the Charm Lake page for more information.

Bushwhack to Mantle Lake

Do not know if there is any kind of trail that could ease the amount of effort required to bushwhack from Charm Lake into Mantle Lake. Regardless, it is only about 20 rods.

Exploring Mantle Lake

Like Charm Lake, Mantle Lake offers some guaranteed solitude for those wishing to camp just a little off the beaten path in the BWCA. You must have a valid permit to camp in a Primitive Management Area and it must be for the correct zone.

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
Brigand Lake Hag Creek Lucky Finn Lake Posse Lake
Charm Lake Hag Lake Mantle Lake Range Line Creek
Contentment Lake Hustler River Nahimana Lake Weeny Lake
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