Maniwaki Creek
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Nearest Entry Point: Lake One Fishing: Probably white suckers since they are present in Maniwaki Lake. Hopefully other species.
Maps: Fisher F-4, F-5, F-11; McKenzie #19, #20 Creek Depth: Unknown; MN DNR Lake Map
Bushwhack Rating: Unknown Creek Length: About 2 miles between Maniwaki Lake and Andek Lake. Maniwaki Creek may continue south all the way out to Whittler Lake which is another 2 1/2 miles. The creek connecting Chickadee Lake to Fungus Lake to Whittler Lake may also be Maniwaki Creek which is about another mile. So entire creek may be around 5 1/2 miles in length. MN DNR Lake Map
Campsites: Unknown Wildlife Seen on Visit: Never visited
Last Visited: Never Creek Elevation: Headwaters could be Chickadee Lake which is 1672 feet in altitude. The mouth is at Maniwaki Lake which is at 1581 feet. North and west of Maniwaki Lake the creek is called Hope Creek. Hope Creek eventually drains into Lake Insula.
Water Clarity: N/A Fire History: 2011 and 1863-64

Maniwaki Creek

Fungus Lake PMA

This was a route out to Andek Lake and once allowed for through travel all the way to Baskatong Lake. Maniwaki Creek appears to begin at Chickadee Lake, then continues north through Fungus Lake and Whittler Lake, and then continues on to Andek Lake. The last stretch of Maniwaki Creek is between Andek Lake and Maniwaki Lake. The name 'Maniwaki' seems to have a Native American origin from the region that is now modern day Quebec, Canada.

This area was scorched by the 2011 Pagami Creek Fire that burned much of the southwestern part of the BWCA and was the largest fire in recorded history at about 100,000 acres (almost 10% of the entire BWCA).

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.

Paddling Maniwaki Creek

Maniwaki Creek can be paddled (with some obstructions along the way requiring pullovers) between Maniwaki Lake and Andek Lake. The creek continues to be navigable south of Andek Lake for the first mile or so as you travel upstream toward Whittler Lake. The remaining distance to Whittler Lake (about a mile), becomes less and less passable as the creek narrows a bit. Maniwaki Creek connects Whittler Lake, Fungus Lake and Chickadee Lake to each other.

An interesting point as you paddle along Maniwaki Creek is where an old road or trail used to cross it. See if it is still evident. This is at GPS point: 47.872925, -91.186693.

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
Albino Lake Chickadee Lake Lethe Lake Record Creek
Andek Lake Clevise Lake Maniwaki Creek Record Lake
Arrow Creek Ferne Creek Maniwaki Lake Screamer Lake
Arrow Lake 1 (Upper) Ferne Lake (North) Hope Lake Snusbox Lake
Arrow Lake 2 (Middle) Fungus Lake Nuthatch Lake South Hope Lake
Arrow Lake 3 (Lower) Gogie Lake Powwow Creek Tomahawk Lake
Assawan Lake Hope Creek Powwow Lake Tornado Lake
Briar Lake Hope Lake Promise Lake Whittler Lake
Bugo Lake Jupiter Lake Puffer Lake Yoke Lake
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