Sable Lake
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Nearest Entry Point: Lake One or Snowbank Lake Fishing: Unknown
Maps: Fisher F-11 and McKenzie #19 Lake Depth: Unknown
Bushwhack Rating: Lake Size: 14 acres
Campsites: None Wildlife Seen on Visit: Never visited
Last Visited: Never Lake Elevation: 1560 feet
Water Clarity: MN DNR Fire History: 1903

Sable Lake

Drag Lake PMA

This lonely little lake is at the northern most end of this chain between Coon Lake and Beam Lake.

A sable (Martes zibellina) is a member of the weasel family that is native to northern Asia and Japan. Therefore, even though it resembles similar weasels that are native to the BWCA, there is doubt that this lake is named for this animal since it is not from around here. Another possibility is that the lake is named for the color that sable represents (black). The lakes water could be very darkly stained. Since there is no information on this lake to be found at the moment, it will require a visit to corroborate this hypothesis.

This area of the BWCAW was burned by a fire that scorched the forest between Muzzle Lake and Kiana Lake in 1903.

Approach to Sable Lake

From Coon Lake: From the west most tip of Coon Lake, strike out to the northwest through the forest.

From Beam Lake: From the north end of Beam Lake, find the faint creek in that boggy area of the lake and follow it north into the forest.

Bushwhack to Sable Lake

From Coon Lake: From the very western end of Coon Lake, head into the forest on a bearing of due northwest. Bushwhack for about 45 rods and you will eventually pop out into another peat bog. Simply follow the eastern edge of the peat bog along the forest line toward the northwest until you reach Sable Lake. About halfway across the peat bog you will encounter a creek that may or not be passable for a loaded canoe.

From Beam Lake: From the north end of Beam Lake, follow a small creek generally north for about 50 rods. Eventually the creek breaks into the clear and passes through a peat bog the remainder of the way to Sable Lake. This last stretch across the peat bog is around 20 rods.

Exploring Sable Lake

Researching Sable Lake produced no information on it. You will have to discover what is here for yourself.

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PMA #3: Sundial PMA #6: Drag PMA #9: Humpback PMA #12: Fungus
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