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Boulder Lake

St. Louis County - Minnesota
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A wilderness experience with all the comforts of a Minnesota resort vacation.A Lake Vermilion vacation means some of Minnesota’s best fishing, unique attractions and family vacation fun.It also means romance, championship golf, non-stop casino gaming, and a great place to getaway and relax. Discover why Lake Vermilion has been a favorite destination for fishermen and family vacations for more than 100 years! Lake Vermilion is a highly rated Midwest vacation destination.
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Frequently Asked Questions About Boulder Lake, MN

How big is Boulder Lake?
Boulder Lake is approximately 63 sq acres (0.3 sq km) in size with 3 miles (4.7 km) of shoreline.

How deep is Boulder Lake?
Boulder Lake is approximately 51 feet (15.6 m) at its deepest point.

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

Other fish species in the lake include White Sucker.

What are the closest cities to Boulder Lake?
Nearby cities and towns include Soudan, MN.

Are there places to stay in the Boulder 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! Boulder 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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Boulder Lake area businesses:
Please check out these local businesses in the Boulder Lake area:
Business Card: Lake Vermilion Resort & Tourism Association
Lake Vermilion Resort & Tourism Association
Cook, MN
(218) 666-5850
about 11 miles away

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

History & Status of the Fishery

Boulder Lake is located approximately 12 miles NW of Ely and is entirely within the BWCAW. It has a surface area of 68 acres and a maximum depth of 41 feet. The water is brown and bog stained. Dissolved oxygen was adequate to a depth of 27 feet.

Access is by portage from Phantom Lake (38 rods). There is one designated USFS campsite located on the NW end of the island.

Northern pike numbers in 2013 (3.7/gill net) were slightly above average compared to other area pike lakes. The average pike sampled was 20.8 inches long and about 6 years old. The largest pike sampled was 23.9 inches long.

Several large bluegill up to 9.3 inches long were sampled. One 22 inch walleye was sampled and found to be 14 years old. Walleye were last stocked in 1979. Low numbers of largemouth bass, yellow perch and white sucker are also present.

What is the average air temp for Boulder Lake?
Looking forward to your next adventure at Boulder 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 35°F (2°C) to a low around 19°F (-7°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 Boulder Lake?
Enjoy more of the outdoors with a visit to an area state park. There are 2 state parks in the vacinity of Boulder 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 Boulder Lake...
Boulder Lake 0.0 mi 238 51 ft
Boulder Lake (Boulder Lake Reservoir) 0.0 mi 3,882 18 ft
Phantom Lake 0.6 mi 47 10 ft
Battle Lake 0.9 mi 76 24 ft
Sprite Lake 1.1 mi 12 16 ft
Meat Lake 1.6 mi 14 24 ft
Hassel Lake 1.7 mi 86 8 ft
Glimmer Lake 1.9 mi 17 7 ft
Schlamm Lake 2.0 mi 69 6 ft
Saca Lake 2.0 mi 77 18 ft
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