Canoeists near Cache Bay
|Location||Ontario / Minnesota|
|Primary inflows||Saganaga Falls on the Granite River; Seagull River; Curran Bay from Northern Light Lake|
|Primary outflows||Silver Falls in Cache Bay|
|Basin countries||Canada, United States|
|Surface area||13,832 acres (5,598 ha)|
|Max. depth||280 ft (85 m)|
|Surface elevation||1,430 ft (440 m)|
|Frozen||typically November to May|
|Islands||Campers Island, Connors Island, Horseshoe Island, Munker Island, many others|
Saganaga Lake is a large lake on the Minnesota – Ontario international border. It is protected by the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness in the United States and by Quetico Provincial Park and La Verendrye Provincial Park in Canada.
It is both the deepest and largest lake in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness with a maximum depth of 280 ft (85 m) and surface area of 13,832 acres (5,598 ha).
Saganaga is a popular fishing destination, with northern pike, walleye, lake trout, smallmouth bass, and lake whitefish among others. Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has issued a consumption advisory for some fish in Saganaga Lake due to mercury pollution. The Lake is the eastern boundary of the historical Hunter Island region. Saganaga Lake is bordered to the south by Seagull Lake, home to Wilderness Canoe Base.
|Saganaga Lake, with the US/Canada border running through it.|
- "Lake Information Report". Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. Retrieved 2009-06-02.