Spring Creek
» Display Spring Creek Map
» Display scrollable USGS Topo Map of Spring Creek
» Show Simple Spring Creek Map
Nearest Entry Point: Stuart River Fishing: Unknown
Maps: Fisher F-16, F-17; McKenzie #11, #12 Creek Depth: Unknown
Bushwhack Rating: Creek Length: About 8.75 miles from an unnamed bog to its mouth at the Beartrap River. Note: Only a the very end of Spring Creek near its confluence with the Beartrap River is within the Sundial Lake Primitive Management Area
Campsites: None Wildlife Seen on Visit:
Last Visited: Never Creek Elevation: Spring Creek "springs" from an unnamed bog at an elevation of of about 1435 feet and at its confluence with the Beartrap River, the elevation of the creek is about 1270 feet
Water Clarity: N/A Fire History: 1894, 1875, 1864 and 1822

Spring Creek

Have not yet visited this Primitive Management Area lake. The information displayed on this page are notes used for planning a future trip to this area. Use the information on this page at your own risk.

Sundial Lake PMA

Only the very northern end of this creek exists within the Sundial Lake Primitive Management Area. The lower stretches of this creek are navigable. The creek gets more difficult to travel the farther you proceed upstream from its mouth at the Beartrap River.

The upper reaches of Spring Creek is crossed by the Angleworm Lake portage/Angleworm Lake Trail.

The known fires in this region were the 1894 fires (possibly two of them) that are known as the Oriniack/Sioux River/Lac La Croix/Crooked Lake Complex and the Chad/Cummings/Lac La Croix/Crooked Lake Complex. In 1875 the Mule Creek/Sterling Lake/Sunday Lake/Crooked Lake Complex burned much of the area. Eleven years prior to that, in 1864, the Little Indian Sioux River/Lac La Croix/Crooked Lake Complex burned here. The oldest fire known to affect the area occurred in 1822 and is referred to as the Hook Lake/Hegman Lake/Crooked Lake Complex (Heinselman, 1999).

Beymer, Robert, Boundary Waters Canoe Area – Volume 1 – Western Region (Berkeley: Wilderness Press, 2006), 120.
Heinselman, Miron, The Boundary Waters Wilderness Ecosystem (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1999).

Traveling Spring Creek

Click on the photos below to see the full resolution image - Use your browsers back button to close photo and return to this page.

Spring Creek
Spring Creek where the Angleworm Lake Trail crosses it on a board walkway.

It is possible to paddle upstream from the Beartrap River for about three miles through some very remote areas, by following Spring Creek. There will be a lot of beaver dams. The stream is otherwise very navigable through this stretch. Continuing upstream past the three mile mark, the creek will become increasingly difficult to travel.

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
Beartrap River Contest Lake Sinneeg Creek Sterling Lake
Bibon Lake Nibin Lake Sinneeg Lake Sunday Lake
Bunggee Creek Parley Lake Spring Creek Sundial Lake
Bunggee Lake Ritual Lake Sterling Creek White Feather Lake
- www.BWCAwild.com - All Rights Reserved.
All images, videos and text property of www.BWCAwild.com - No reuse without permission.