West Round Lake
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Nearest Entry Point: Brant Lake #52 Fishing: MN DNR; Northern Pike
Maps: Fisher F-12; McKenzie #7 Lake Depth: 20 feet
Fire History: 2007 Ham Lake Fire
Lake Size: 10 acres
Campsites: 0 Wildlife Seen on Visit: None
Last Visited: June 14, 2020;
Previous Visit(s): October 9, 2015
Lake Elevation: About 1744 feet
Water Clarity: N/A

ROUTES/PORTAGES FROM WEST ROUND LAKE:
To Round Lake: Walk the 77 rod portage
To Edith Lake: Walk the 47 rod portage

West Round Lake

Gunflint Ranger District

West Round Lake is not in the Boundary Water's Canoe Area (BWCA). To reach the Brant Lake entry point (BWCA Entry Point 52) you must pass through this lake, if coming from Round Lake.

West Round Lake may have been called Ron Lake at one time. Searching the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Lake Finder website, it was once listed under the name of Ron Lake.

This small lake is sandwiched between Edith Lake and Round Lake. None of these lakes are within the BWCA. However, by following this chain out to Edith Lake, you will come to the portage to Brant Lake.

West Round Lake (or Ron Lake) contains northern pike. There are no maintained campsites on Round Lake, West Round Lake or Edith Lake. You much reach Brant Lake before there are campsites. The Edith Lake to Brant Lake portage is often very muddy. Brant Lake has three camping spots and they do get used. Therefore, get an early start if you are heading into the BWCA along this route.

West Round Lake drains to the west into Edith Lake.

Exploring West Round Lake

Routes to locations on West Round Lake are shown below:
Paddling from the Round Lake portage to the Edith Lake portage
Paddling from the Edith Lake portage to the Round Lake portage

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PADDLING FROM THE ROUND LAKE PORTAGE TO THE EDITH LAKE PORTAGE

West Round Lake 1
The fairly wind exposed panorama of West Round Lake. The recent forest fire makes it rather barren. Hug the shoreline on the left that still has trees to get to the Edith Lake portage on the other side of the lake.



The paddle across West Round Lake can be breezy as the shoreline is very open owing to the 2007 Ham Lake forest fire that passed through here. For the shortest passage stick to the side of the lake with the trees to make your way between the Edith Lake and Round Lake portage landings.


West Round Lake 2
A look toward the north up the eastern shoreline of the lake. The mouth of the small creek that flows into the southeast corner of the lake, just north of the Round Lake portage, is visible on the right.


West Round Lake 3
A look east from the Edith Lake portage landing.
Portage to Edith Lake -or- Explore Another Route
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PADDLING FROM THE EDITH LAKE PORTAGE TO THE ROUND LAKE PORTAGE

West Round Lake 4
Looking across West Round Lake from the Edith Lake portage.



West Round Lake map1It only takes several minutes to paddle from the Edith Lake portage to the Round Lake portage. For the short trek across West Round Lake, staying relatively close to the south shoreline.



West Round Lake 5
View along the south shoreline of West Round Lake, looking toward the southeast.
Portage to Round Lake -or- Explore Another Route
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Route Connections for West Round Lake

From West Round Lake, you can portage to Edith Lake or Round Lake.

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