Chickadee 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: 16 acres
Campsites: None Wildlife Seen on Visit: Never visited
Last Visited: Never Lake Elevation: 1672 feet
Water Clarity: MN DNR Fire History: 1863-64

Chickadee Lake

Fungus Lake PMA

Chickadee Lake is (probably) the headwaters of Maniwaki Creek. Chickadee drains toward the west into Fungus Lake which in turn drains to the north into Whittler Lake. Chickadee Lake and Fungus Lake avoided the 2011 Pagami Creek Fire, but the north shore of Whittler Lake was not so lucky.

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 Chickadee Lake

Cannot recommend any approach to this lake since it is so remote. I think an interesting journey would be to start at Maniwaki Lake and follow Maniwaki Creek all the way to Chickadee Lake. This would require a couple of very intense days of bushwhacking for most travelers, as it covers a distance of at least 5 miles.

Bushwhack to Chickadee Lake

There are no obvious routes out to these three little lakes (Chickadee Lake, Fungus Lake and Whittler Lake).

Exploring Chickadee Lake

A tiny lake surrounded by forest. Chickadee has the highest elevation of these three small lakes.

PMA #1: Weeny PMA #4: Tick PMA #7: Pitfall PMA #10: Hairy
PMA #2: Canthook PMA #5: Spider PMA #8: Mugwump PMA #11: Weasel
PMA #3: Sundial PMA #6: Drag PMA #9: Humpback PMA #12: Fungus
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Arrow Lake 2 (Middle) Fungus Lake Nuthatch Lake South Hope Lake
Arrow Lake 3 (Lower) Gogie Lake Powwow Creek Tomahawk Lake
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