Portage between Bat Lake and Green Lake and surrounding area
Length in Rods: 25 rods Date portage was last visited: October 9, 2015
Portage Rating: Easy  

The Portage between Bat Lake and Green Lake

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Portaging Direction: From Bat Lake to Green Lake

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The beginning of the 25 rod portage from Bat Lake to Green Lake. The landing is a bit rocky on the Bat Lake end of this portage.

The length of this portage depends somewhat on the depth of the creek/long bay extending out of the west end of Green Lake. If water levels are good, it is a 25 rod portage and you can just paddle the creek the rest of the way into Green Lake. Otherwise, like you see here, you have to walk a muddy path along the creek for 30 extra rods.

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You take a look at the creek extending out of the west end of Green Lake. If water levels are too low, you will have to walk along the right edge of this "creek" to the open water in the far distance.

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Looking to the east over Green Lake near where the creek/shallow bay extends out the west side of Green Lake. The western arm of the lake extends back over your left shoulder. The canoe landing (which you can see just to the lower right at your feet) is nice.

Now that you've made it over the portage, visit: GREEN LAKE

Portaging Direction: From Green Lake to Bat Lake

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The portage from Green Lake to Bat Lake can be started from two locations. This is the landing area that makes for the longest haul. If you follow the channel up to the right of where the canoe is resting, there is another landing. However, this landing is only available with good water levels. The water levels you see here were just slightly too low to make it worth the effort to paddle up the channel.

The first part of this portage is optional if you can paddle up the channel that you see to your right. You only need to do this part when water levels are low.The ground through here is fairly squishy, but not overly difficult. The second part of the Green Lake to Bat Lake portage begins at the western end of the channel. That part of the portage is an easy, fairly short carry through the woods on a flat path.

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View toward the west of Bat Lake from the Green Lake portage. Late afternoon. Rocky landing. You may have to get a foot wet for this one.

Now that you've made it over the portage, visit: BAT LAKE

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