Saganaga Lake

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Saganaga Lake
Boundary Waters canoes minnesota.jpg
Canoeists near Cache Bay
Location Ontario / Minnesota
Coordinates 48°14′39.01″N 90°54′42.83″W / 48.2441694°N 90.9118972°W / 48.2441694; -90.9118972Coordinates: 48°14′39.01″N 90°54′42.83″W / 48.2441694°N 90.9118972°W / 48.2441694; -90.9118972
Type glacial lake
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
References [1]

Saganaga Lake is a large lake on the MinnesotaOntario 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).[1]

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.[1] 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.


  1. ^ a b c "Lake Information Report". Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. Retrieved 2009-06-02. 

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