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Blackwood Lake

St. Louis County - Minnesota
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Frequently Asked Questions About Blackwood Lake, MN

How big is Blackwood Lake?
Blackwood Lake is approximately 34 sq acres (0.1 sq km) in size with 1 miles (1.9 km) of shoreline.

How deep is Blackwood Lake?
Blackwood Lake is approximately 26 feet (7.9 m) at its deepest point.

What kind of fish can you catch in Blackwood Lake?
Although thery may be others but anglers can expect to find a variety of fish including Black Bullhead, Black Crappie, Bluegill, Bowfin, Largemouth Bass, Northern Pike, Pumpkinseed, Rock Bass and Yellow Perch in Blackwood Lake.

Other fish species in the lake include White Sucker.

What are the closest cities to Blackwood Lake?
Nearby cities and towns include Cromwell, MN and Floodwood, MN.

Are there places to stay in the Blackwood 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! Blackwood 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 Blackwood Lake?
We know of 1 public boat launch on Blackwood 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 Blackwood Lake?
Yes, you can find numerous options in the area. Click the button below to see what's nearby.

Explore the Blackwood 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

Blackwood is a 27 acre lake with 12 acres (44%) of littoral area and a maximum depth of 26 feet. The lake is located 7 miles north of Cromwell off State Highway 73. Access is gained by walking in from the east side of the lake off Hwy 73. Blackwood was surveyed in 1975 by DNR fisheries, and again during the summer of 2007 to evaluate species composition and to gather information about fish populations. There is no record of any fish stocking into Blackwood Lake.

Northern pike abundance of 4.5 per gillnet lift was average compared to other Minnesota lakes of similar type. Average size was 18.0 inches and growth was slow when compared to other Duluth Area lakes. All year-classes from 2002 through 2005 were represented in the sample.

Black crappie abundance of 0.6 per trapnet lift was below average when compared to other Minnesota lakes of similar type. Only 5 individuals were sampled. Mean length of 9.0 inches was above average but growth was slow. Only two year-classes were present, 2001 and 2002.

Bluegill abundance of 13.4 per trapnet lift was average when compared to other Minnesota lakes of similar type. Average size of 6.7 inches was large and growth was slow. All year-classes from 1998 to 2003 were represented.

A total of 6 largemouth bass were sampled during the survey. Average length of sampled bass was 14 inches. Length at age four of 11.3 inches represents average growth for Duluth Area bass populations. Only two year-classes were present, 2002 and 2003.

Other fish species sampled include black bullhead, bowfin, pumpkinseed sunfish and yellow perch.

Information was collected on aquatic vegetation, substrate and water quality. Diversity of aquatic plants was moderate with 20 species or species groups identified along 10 transects. Four species were identified along 100% of the transects: yellow water lily, white water lily, coontail and northern water-milfoil. Rare species include bulrush, horsetail, white buttercup and bushy pondweed, which were identified at 10% of the sampling stations. The most common substrate types were sand and muck, which were identified along 100% and 90% of the transects, respectively. Water analysis indicate Blackwood is a slightly basic, hard water lake.

What is the average air temp for Blackwood Lake?
Looking forward to your next adventure at Blackwood 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.

Are there any state parks near Blackwood Lake?
Enjoy more of the outdoors with a visit to an area state park. There are 3 state parks in the vacinity of Blackwood Lake.

For more Minnesota State Park information see our State Park Guide.

More Nearby Lakes To Explore
There's more lake's to explore around Blackwood Lake...
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Heikkila Lake 1.7 mi 107 10 ft
Moberg Lake 2.6 mi 40 27 ft
Thirty-Six Lake 3.4 mi 110 10 ft
Cross Lake 3.9 mi 107 23 ft
Headquarters Lake 4.9 mi 66 24 ft
Upper Island Lake (North) 6.6 mi 114 25 ft
Lower Island Lake (South) 7.7 mi 320 22 ft
Spruce Lake 9.3 mi 11 17 ft
Eagle Lake 9.5 mi 389 35 ft
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