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Birch Lake

Lake County - Minnesota
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Frequently Asked Questions About Birch Lake, MN

How big is Birch Lake?
Birch Lake is approximately 836 sq acres (3.4 sq km) in size with 28 miles (44.7 km) of shoreline.

How deep is Birch Lake?
Birch Lake is approximately 34 feet (10.4 m) at its deepest point.

What kind of fish can you catch in Birch Lake?
Although thery may be others but anglers can expect to find a variety of fish including Bluegill, Largemouth Bass, Northern Pike, Rock Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Walleye and Yellow Perch in Birch Lake.

Other fish species in the lake include Cisco (Tullibee), Hybrid Sunfish, Lake Whitefish, Shorthead Redhorse and White Sucker.

Are there places to stay in the Birch Lake area?
Are you craving a weekend escape from the hustle and bustle of city life? Or maybe you're an avid angler in search of the perfect fishing spot? Look no further! Birch Lake and its surrounding area offer an abundance of options to suit your needs. If you're in need of accommodation, check out our area map which highlights some of the best places to stay. And if you're looking for even more options, head on over to our Travel section. But why settle for a traditional hotel or resort when you can take your adventure to the next level by renting a RV? The open road awaits you!
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Are there boat launches on Birch Lake?
We know of 3 public boat launches on Birch Lake. Please observe any specific lake regulations posted by the boat launch and please help keep the launch area free of litter.

Are there places to eat and drink near Birch Lake?
Yes, you can find numerous options in the area. Click the button below to see what's nearby.

Explore the Birch Lake area in a RV
Are you looking for an adventurous vacation option that won't break the bank? Look no further than renting an RV! Contrary to popular belief, the process is much simpler than you might imagine. With just a few easy steps, you'll soon be experiencing the ultimate freedom and convenience of exploring the open road in your very own recreational vehicle. And the best part? RV travel can save you up to 60% compared to other types of vacations! With the money you'll save, you'll be able to travel even more and create unforgettable memories along the way. So why wait? Start planning your next adventure today with an RV rental. Learn more about renting a RV.

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History & Status of the Fishery

Birch Lake is a 711-acre lake with a maximum depth of 34 feet located on the Canadian/U.S. border. The Canadian portion of the lake is in Quetico Provincial Park and the U.S. portion of the lake is in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCAW). It is on one of the most heavily traveled routes in the BWCAW. The entire lake is a non-motorized area. The BWCAW is administered by the United States Forest Service (USFS). Access to Birch Lake is by canoe from Sucker Lake or by portage from Sucker and Carp Lakes. Over-night permits from the USFS are required and numbers are limited by quota. Day use permits are required year-round and numbers are not limited by quotas.

The fish community of Birch Lake is dominated by walleye, northern pike, smallmouth bass, white sucker, and cisco. The lake has been primarily managed by MNDNR for walleye. Birch Lake, along with 40 other northeastern Minnesota lakes, is in ecological lake class 7. Typically, these lakes are large in size (average = 1807 acres), have soft water, and are irregular in shape.

Walleye abundance on Birch Lake has been quite consistent over the past twenty years and is typical of lakes in the BWCAW. Based on the 2010 population assessment, anglers can expect to catch walleye from 10 to 23 inches in length with an average size of about 16 inches. Five different year classes were identified in the 2010 sample; all resulting from natural reproduction. Although Birch Lake is managed primarily for walleye, it has a variety of other species of interest to anglers. Northern pike abundance was typical of other BWCAW lakes. Lengths ranged from 17 to 42 inches with an average of 26 inches. The 2010 pike catch consisted of eight different year classes. Smallmouth bass abundance is also typical of other BWCAW lakes, and fish up 16 inches have been sampled by DNR personnel.

Both white sucker and cisco are present in good numbers in Birch Lake and provide good forage for predator fish.

Rusty crayfish and Clearwater crayfish are both non-native that now exist in Birch Lake. Their introduction into Birch Lake and adjoining lakes was probably accidental by anglers using them as bait. It is unlawful to harvest and transport crayfish.

What is the average air temp for Birch Lake?
Looking forward to your next adventure at Birch Lake? Don't forget to plan ahead! Weather can be unpredictable, but we've got you covered. On average, air temperatures during this time of year range from a high around 27°F (-3°C) to a low around 10°F (-12°C). Of course, these are just historical averages, so be prepared for anything Mother Nature throws your way. For the most up-to-date weather information, be sure to check out our Weather Bar located at the top of this page.

More Nearby Lakes To Explore
There's more lake's to explore around Birch Lake...
Frog Lake 1.3 mi 53 38 ft
Trident Lake 1.6 mi 93 14 ft
Ensign Lake 2.1 mi 1,411 30 ft
Splash Lake 2.1 mi 92 18 ft
Sucker Lake 2.1 mi 393 31 ft
Grub Lake 3.1 mi 31 31 ft
Vera Lake 3.5 mi 250 55 ft
Boot Lake 3.5 mi 197 83 ft
Haven Lake 3.6 mi 14 7 ft
Ashigan Lake 3.7 mi 153 59 ft
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