Flour Lake Stats:

Map Flour Lake is located in Cook County - Northeastern Minnesota near the Canadian border. Adjacent to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, Flour Lake takes on the beauty of pristine wilderness with rock cliffs, virgin white pines, and northern white cedars creating the untouched perimeter of the lake. The lake stretches to a length of nearly 3-1/2 miles east to west and one-half mile across at its widest. The lake reaches depths of 100 feet and has 20+ foot water clarity. With many quiet bays, Flour Lake is an interesting lake to explore and fish by canoe. Fishermen also take advantage of the lake by using the public access on the north-west end to launch their boats and troll for walleye and other fish species found in Flour Lake.

Sunset on Flor Lake There are no motor restrictions on Flour Lake due to it not being in the BWCAW and there are two portages into the BWCA at the east end of Flour Lake. For more information about Flour Lake, visit the Minnesota DNR website.


Fish Species found in Flour Lake:

Big WalleyeStringer of FishFlour Lake is abundant with fish of the following species: lake trout, northern pike, perch, smallmouth bass, sunfish, herring, and walleye. Shoreline fishing by boat or canoe is popular for catching smallmouth bass and walleye. Flour Lake reaches down to nearly 100 feet deep and the lake trout are typically found near these holes. If fish biting action is what you are after, the many rock outcroppings and two small islands on the west end of the lake are fairly consistent for catching perch, sunfish, smallmouth bass and walleye. There is a slot limit on smallmouth bass caught on Flour Lake. The regulation specifies that all smallmouth bass 12" to 20" long must be immediately release. While the smallmouth possession limit is 6, only one can be longer than 20". This regulation is intended to maintain a high-quality smallmouth bass fishery. To view stocking reports and additional information about Flour Lake, visit the Minnesota DNR website. Click here to view more fish pictures.

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Small Mouth Bass

Hiking around Flour Lake:

With over 40 miles of trails that completely circle the lake, you can enjoy Flour Lake at any angle. These hiking trails are a great way to experience the surrounding wilderness and spot wildlife along the way. Old Logging Camp Trail, a nine-mile loop around the lake, offers beautiful vistas overlooking Flour Lake on the south side and massive virgin white pines and glacier eskers on the west end. For shorter distance hikers, there are many smaller loops that offer overlooks, views of Flour Lake and varying landscapes-pine forest, spruce bogs, rock cliffs, open pastures, and rolling hills. Print off a trail map and go for a hike!

Boy on dock

Note: These trails are maintained for skiing, making them considerably wide. However, they and are not maintained in the summer-be prepared for tall grasses and rough terrain. Mowed in the fall of the year, these trails are great for grouse hunting (foot travel only).

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