Sawbill Lake

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Sawbill Lake
Location Tofte Township, Cook County, Minnesota, United States
Coordinates 47°53′12″N 90°52′40″W / 47.8867°N 90.8779°W / 47.8867; -90.8779Coordinates: 47°53′12″N 90°52′40″W / 47.8867°N 90.8779°W / 47.8867; -90.8779
Basin countries United States
Surface area 765 acres (310 ha)
Max. depth 45 ft (14 m)
Surface elevation 1,787 ft (545 m)
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Sawbill Lake is a lake in Cook County, Minnesota. It is a popular entry point (number 38) to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness in the Superior National Forest. Sawbill is a nickname of the common merganser duck. There is a United States Forest Service cabin, a canoe outfitter, and a campground located at the southern end of the lake. During the Great Depression there was a Civilian Conservation Corps camp six miles south of the lake.

Sawbill has portages connecting it to Smoke Lake, Kelso Lake, Ada Creek and Alton Lake.


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

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