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Beautiful,private lake

We walked up to Honeymoon Bluff around sunset, the view over the lake was breathtaking Beautiful... read more

Reviewed July 11, 2018
Jenn S
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Beautiful lake....gorgeous scenery

This lake is stunning! Many different bays to visit and fish in. Nature is everywhere and it is so... read more

Reviewed June 24, 2018
Maple Grove, Minnesota
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Entry point to many lakes in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness.
Gunflint Trail, Grand Marais, MN 55604
+1 218-388-2214
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Reviewed August 19, 2018

Poplar Lake is the first large lake you will encounter on a trip up the Gunflint Trail. With multiple resorts, restaurants, outfitters and four ways to enter the BWCAW, Poplar attracts many tourists. Yet, the lake is so large that it remains a quiet retreat...More

Thank Mr_PeteBurnsville
Reviewed July 31, 2018

This is a little way up the GunFlint Trail in Grand Marais Good ramp nice lake. But Be careful Not a lake I would go hot rodding through as many large bolders very shallow be careful. We trolled the entire lake one afternoon but caught...More

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Reviewed July 11, 2018 via mobile

We walked up to Honeymoon Bluff around sunset, the view over the lake was breathtaking Beautiful! You simply cannot pass up the opportunity to see this view it's like no other.

1  Thank Jenn S
Reviewed June 24, 2018

This lake is stunning! Many different bays to visit and fish in. Nature is everywhere and it is so peaceful.

Thank timmerb922
Reviewed June 14, 2018

Stayed at Big Bear Lodge and cabins - Beautiful Lake and so fun to stay right on the Lake and enjoy the sunsets and view!

Thank Kat B
Reviewed May 26, 2018 via mobile

Poplar Lake is a gorgeous lake about half way up the Gunflint Trail. This lake has a number of islands and resorts with canoes, kayaks, and great food. We stayed at the newly renovated Poplar Haus Resort and Restaurant. The food and beer selection was...More

Thank Susan P
Reviewed February 14, 2018

This is at about the midway point on the Gunflint Trail. You can have motors on the lake, and there is camping areas nearby. Trail Center has a nice bar and grill [used to be called the Poplar Lake Resort], and gut down the road...More

Thank BearManNorth
Reviewed October 4, 2017

love the area! great lake to just take in beauty and relax with someone special! Caught some fish, and some great memories

Thank angelaN3119LF
Reviewed October 1, 2017

We stayed at the Big Bear Lodge on Poplar Lake. Was beautiful and offers kayaking, boating, and fishing.

1  Thank aprazr
Reviewed September 29, 2017

What a gorgeous lake. Our cabin was on this lake and we loved the views. It was interesting that this lake had 2 entrances to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness.

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Barbara S
September 19, 2017|
Response from Kevin R | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there are a few located within a short distance of the lake & at least 20 throughout the Gunflint Trail ranging from easy to difficult. You can get maps and trail info in Grand Marais or online by searching "gunflint... More
June 20, 2016|
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Response from Scott S | Reviewed this property |
The shoreline is mainly rocky and water can be deep near shore but it is refreshing. Most of the resorts on the lake have swimming areas. Plus literally no weeds!
Marietta D
June 2, 2015|
Response from Scott S |
Motorized boats are allowed with no motor restrictions. However lake and shoreline is very rocky so be cautious when traveling. You will see a more canoes and kayaks on the lake than motor boats most days but very scenic.