Bugo Lake
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Nearest Entry Point: Kawishiwi Lake Fishing: Unknown
Maps: Fisher F-4, F-5, F-11; McKenzie #19, #20 Lake Depth: Unknown
Bushwhack Rating: Lake Size: 30 acres
Campsites: None Wildlife Seen on Visit: Never visited
Last Visited: Never Lake Elevation: 1675 feet
Water Clarity: MN DNR Fire History: 1863-64

Bugo Lake

Fungus Lake PMA

A shallow remote lake accessible from the Record Creek drainage. This lake was not impacted by the 2011 Pagami Creek Fire. The name of the lake is perhaps a reference to the swarms of mosquitoes and black flies that surely inhabit the area and will be enough to drive any BWCA visitor "BUGO"!

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 Bugo Lake

From the very south end of the eastern arm of Record Lake, head south up the creek toward Bugo Lake. Bugo Lake seems to drain out towards Record Creek through a maze of peat bogs and tiny creeks.

Bushwhack to Bugo Lake

Basically follow Record Creek south until you run out of water. If you have a GPS unit, you are trying to get to: 47.930535, -91.136159. Most of Record Creek is navigable in a canoe (expect some beaver dams of course). Once you reach the GPS point just mentioned, you will need to bushwhack due southwest for about 130 rods through peat bog and scattered patches of forest. A couple small areas of open water may also be encountered. You are shooting for GPS point 47.927253, -91.143646 at the very northeastern end of Bugo Lake.

Exploring Bugo Lake

From satellite images, Bugo Lake appears to be somewhat uninspiring. It is a shallow, marshy lake surrounded by a wide peat bog. The very southwest end of the lake offers some forested shoreline and some rocks if you need to camp.

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