West Bearskin Lake
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Nearest Entry Point: Duncan Lake #60 and Daniels Lake #61 Fishing: MN DNR; Bluegill, Lake Trout, Northern Pike, Smallmouth Bass
Maps: Fisher F-13; McKenzie #2 Lake Depth: MN DNR; 78 feet
Fire History: Lake Size: 509 acres
Campsites: 1 Wildlife Seen on Visit:
Last Visited: July 17, 2022;
Previous Visit(s): August 17, 2020
Lake Elevation: 1678 feet
Water Clarity: MN DNR

To BWCA Entry Point 60: There is no portage. Parking lot right on the lake.
To BWCA Entry Point 61: There is no portage. Parking lot right on the lake.
To Daniels Lake: Walk the 60 rod portage
To Duncan Lake: Walk the 75 rod portage
To Hungry Jack Lake: Walk the 21 rod portage (outside of the BWCA)

West Bearskin Lake

Gunflint Ranger District

This lake is also known as Bearskin Lake, especially on older maps.

This lake lies outside of the BWCA, but is noteworthy as it is the location of the entry point parking lot for both BWCA Entry Point 60 - Duncan Lake and BWCA Entry Point 61 - Daniels Lake. This entry point is on the south side of the lake accessible from Hungry Jack Lake Road. There is a portage to Hungry Jack Lake through this parking lot.

YMCA Camp Menogyn is located along the south shore of the lake just down the road from the entry point parking lot.

Beymer, Robert, Boundary Waters Canoe Area – Volume 2 – Eastern Region (Berkeley: Wilderness Press, 2006), 210, 220, 221, 223, 227, 230.
Heinselman, Miron, The Boundary Waters Wilderness Ecosystem (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1999), 107, 210.

Exploring West Bearskin Lake

West Bearskin Lake 1
This is West Bearskin Lake from the Duncan Lake/Daniels Lake entry point landing. This is also the start of the short portage leading to Hungry Jack Lake.

Route Connections for West Bearskin Lake

From West Bearskin Lake you can portage to Daniels Lake, Duncan Lake and Hungry Jack Lake. The portage to Hungry Jack Lake lies outside of the BWCA. This portage runs through the BWCA Entry Point 60 and 61 parking lot. You can also exit or enter the BWCA at the BWCA Entry Point 60 or BWCA Entry Point 61 parking lot.

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