East Pipe Lake
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Nearest Entry Point: Homer Lake #40 Fishing: MN DNR; Northern Pike, Walleye
Maps: Fisher F-6 and F-12; McKenzie #21 or #3 Lake Depth: MN DNR; 12 feet
Fire History:
Lake Size: 105 acres
Campsites: 0 Wildlife Seen on Visit: None
Last Visited: June 19, 2022 Lake Elevation: 1816 feet
Water Clarity: MN DNR

To Pipe Lake: Walk the 4 rod portage and 6 rod portage. Depending on water levels, it is usually easy to walk the canoe in the river to skip the second 6 rod portage
To Vern River: Walk the 20 rod portage

East Pipe Lake

Tofte Ranger District

Paddlers tend to quickly pass through East Pipe Lake on their way to Pipe Lake. East Pipe Lake doesn't have any campsites. Pipe Lake on the otherhand has three campsites located on the west end of the lake. This are of the BWCA makes for a good weekend trip or a place to bring those that are new to the Boundary Waters experience.

East Pipe Lake is one of the sources of the Vern River (the other being Homer Lake).

Pauly, Daniel, Exploring the Boundary Waters (Minneapolis:  University of Minnesota Press, 2005), 264-265.

Exploring East Pipe Lake

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East Pipe Lake 1
Rocky hill across the channel from the Vern River portage. View is towards the east.

East Pipe Lake 2
The northwest tongue of East Pipe Lake as viewed from the Vern River portage. Looking toward the south/southeast.

Route Connections for East Pipe Lake

From East Pipe Lake, you can portage to Pipe Lake or to the Vern River.

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