Albino Lake
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Nearest Entry Point: Lake Isabella Fishing: Unknown; Intermittent water
Maps: Fisher F-4, F-5, F-11; McKenzie #19, #20 Lake Depth: Unknown; Intermittent water
Bushwhack Rating: Lake Size: 10 acres or less and intermittent
Campsites: Unknown Wildlife Seen on Visit: Never visited
Last Visited: Never Lake Elevation: 1605 feet
Water Clarity: Unknown; Intermittent water Fire History: 1863-64

Albino Lake

Fungus Lake PMA

You will have to travel a long way to visit a lake that might not even be there. This lake is intermittent as it is now mostly a peat bog. It probably only contains water during wet periods.

Albino perhaps refers to the lakes color (green) and how it is hard to recognize as a lake.

There was a large fire in this area around 1863-1864. This fire is known as the North Kawishiwi River/Alice Lake/Cypress Lake/Saganaga Lake Complex. This burn began south of the current BWCAW's southern boundary near the town of Isabella, Minnesota.

Approach to Albino Lake

Probably from the Perent River. There is no easy way to reach this area though.

Bushwhack to Albino Lake

Beginning at GPS point: 47.803559, -91.205361, you could head up a series of ponds and small creeks towards the northeast for about a mile to reach the area of Albino Lake. This would be the same approach you could take if going to Tomahawk Lake.

Exploring Albino Lake

All that remains of Albino Lake is a peat bog. Back when the BWCA was first being established, there may have been water in this lake thus giving surveyors a reason to call it a lake and give it a name. Satellite images now show a peat bog and little open water in the area. A creek heading toward the east from near Albino Lake continues toward the east and north to Tomahawk Lake. An old spur of the Powwow Trail used to pass just south of here.

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