Hood Lake
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Nearest Entry Point: Lake One Fishing: Unknown
Maps: Fisher F-11 and McKenzie #19 Lake Depth: Unknown
Bushwhack Rating: Lake Size: 26 acres
Campsites: None Wildlife Seen on Visit: Never visited
Last Visited: Never Lake Elevation: 1515 feet
Water Clarity: MN DNR Fire History: 1916-17, 1910, and 1885-89

Hood Lake

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Hood Lake probably drains into Fire Lake. Hood Lake presents a worthy day trip. Since the lake is not along any route, you will probably return the same direction you came.

Best guess is that the name "Hood" comes from the shape of the lake.

The forest fires of 1885-1889 affected the area from Fire Lake up to Disappointment Lake.

A fire in 1910 burned a swath of forest from the Horseshoe/Wilder Lake area and move north, burning the forests around Parent Lake and Disappointment Lake.

Fire burned the region in 1916-1917 centered on the Drumstick Creek drainage and forest just to its east.

Approach to Hood Lake

The easiest approach seems to be from Fire Lake. The bay to the southwest of Hood Lake on Fire Lake seems to be where the creek from Hood Lake flows in. This would offer a bushwhacker some geographic reference to follow on the bushwhack through the forest. The bay on Fire Lake due south of Hood Lake does not offer a creek to follow, but may be a slightly shorter distance.

Bushwhack to Hood Lake

Suggestion is to follow the creek that flows from Hood Lake into Fire Lake. This involves a 50 rod bushwhack through heavy forest. Eventually the trees part and you will enter the peat bog that surrounds the south end of Hood Lake. Travel across the peat bog to the northeast keeping an eye out for a creek. The creek when found is navigable for probably the last 25 rods of this bushwhack into Hood Lake. The entire bushwhack between the two lakes is roughly 85 rods.

Exploring Hood Lake

A dead end lake that has rarely been seen by human eyes. The north and south end of the lake have peat bog shorelines, while the east and west shores are forested. The lake is probably fairly shallow. One could continue to the northwest past Hood Lake and bushwhack toward Quartz Lake if you are doing a through route.

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