Maymay Lake
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Nearest Entry Point: Kawishiwi Lake or Snowbank Lake Fishing: Unknown
Maps: Fisher F-11, F-12; McKenzie #7, #8 Lake Depth: Unknown
Bushwhack Rating: Lake Size: 10 acres
Campsites: None Wildlife Seen on Visit: Never visited
Last Visited: Never Lake Elevation: 1643 feet
Water Clarity: Unknown Fire History: 1875 and 1863-64

Maymay Lake

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Mugwump Lake PMA

Maymay “may” have is origin in the Ojibwa language where it could refer to the Maymayguayshi which are spirit people. This is an easy lake to reach from Hoe Lake's northwest corner.

In 1875, a large fire complex called the Alice Lake/Ogishkemuncie Lake/Tuscarora Lake/Cherokee Lake Complex burned the area around all those major lakes. It probably started near Lake Insula or the Hog Lake area.

There was another large fire in this area around 1863-1864. This fire is known as the North Kawishiwi River/Alice Lake/Cypress Lake/Saganaga Lake Complex. Like the fire that burned this area in 1875, it began south of the current BWCAW's southern boundary.

Approach to Maymay Lake

Find the creek flowing into Hoe Lake, just north of the portage between Fee Lake and Hoe Lake.

Bushwhack to Maymay Lake

A 30 rod paddle up a swampy creek gets you to Maymay Lake.

Exploring Maymay Lake

Maymay Lake’s sole purpose seems to be providing access to Cookoosh Lake and Amimi Lake to its north. The 1993 Fisher F-12 map showed a 36 rod portage between Maymay Lake and Amimi Lake. It was on the right side of the creek that connects the two 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
Amimi Lake Glitter Lake Maymay Lake Raven Lake
Bakekana Lake Horsefish Lake Median Lake Riddle Lake
Balmy Lake Image Lake Mugwump Lake Siren Lake
Bewon Lake Incus Lake My Lake Sprig Lake
Capote Lake Kaiak Lake Pace Lake Travois Lake
Cookoosh Lake Leg Lake Pouch Lake Van Lake
Darlet Lake Lounge Lake Rapture Lake Your Lake
Elk Lake Marble Lake    
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