We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Improve this listing
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Gunflint Trail, Grand Marais, MN 55604
Activities: Canoeing
Description: Entry point to many lakes in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness.

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 16 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 16
    Excellent
  • 0
    Very good
  • 0
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Peaceful Poplar

This lake is absolutely incredible! 800 acres of serenity and splendor. Don't miss the opportunity to canoe around and enjoy the expanse of evergreens and beautiful bluffs.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
tbitt
,
Lino Lakes, Minnesota
Add Photo Write a Review

16 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Your overall rating of this attraction
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Lino Lakes, Minnesota
Level Contributor
3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

This lake is absolutely incredible! 800 acres of serenity and splendor. Don't miss the opportunity to canoe around and enjoy the expanse of evergreens and beautiful bluffs.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Burnsville, Minnesota
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

First time at this lake in the BWCA and it was beautiful. Fishing was good, Walleye, Pike and Small mouth bass were all over the lake, ask the locals where to fish

Was this review helpful? Yes
Apple Valley, Minnesota
Level Contributor
5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We stayed at Big Bear Lodge and Cabins on Poplar Lake , very beautiful area. Our stay there was wonderful and quiet and the perfect place to get away.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Grand Marais, Minnesota, United States
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Located mid Gunflint Trail, Poplar Lake is just shy of 800 acres, dotted with over 25 Islands, and has 3 entry points into the BWCA Wilderness. Great fishery for Walleye, Smallmouth Bass, Northern Pike, Crappie and Yellow Perch. Good clear water, amazing sunsets, Loons, Eagles, and plenty of four legged wildlife to view. Poplar lake is notably one of the... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Grand Marais, Minnesota
Level Contributor
118 reviews
50 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

This is the first major lake that you will come to on your trip 'up' the Gunflint Trail. With four resorts on the lake you can usually find an accommodation. The lake is about 3.5 miles long and a mile wide with many many bays, islands, and pristine shorelines.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Level Contributor
24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Not weedy, very clean water. Small mouth and Northern were biting on a variety of bait. Canoe friendly, hardly any boat traffic on a holiday week-end. LOONS. DUCKS.

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Grand Marais, Minnesota
Level Contributor
118 reviews
50 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Poplar Lake is about thirty miles up the Gunflint Trail, a national scenic highway. If you're looking for a beautiful drive through some of the last wilderness area in the state, the Gunflint trail takes you deep into the hear of the BWCA. The lake sports several fine resorts, a public access and four portages into the Boundary Waters Canoe... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Osceola, Wisconsin
Level Contributor
22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013

We have friends that live on Poplar Lake and we visit them every year and have stayed at their home there. Lots of fish to catch, great for canoeing or swimming. Lots of peace and quiet. It is about 35 miles up the Gunflint Trail from Grand Marais. Huge, beautiful pines and fresh smelling northern air!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Grand Marais, Minnesota
Level Contributor
4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2012

Nice place to go fishing. There are bunches of Small Mouth Bass and Lake Trout as well as Walleye. All of them are so delicious. Afford a fish license ! And go for it!

Was this review helpful? Yes
bethel mn usa
Level Contributor
28 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2012

This lake has it all, enter into the BWCAW from here. Good fishing, resorts to stay at, like Trail Center Lodge, with bed/breakfest places and camp grounds with in the area. public landing to the lake with large parking lot.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1

Travelers who viewed Poplar Lake also viewed

 

Been to Poplar Lake? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Poplar Lake

Address: Gunflint Trail, Grand Marais, MN 55604
Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Grand Marais

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Poplar Lake and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
Questions? Get answers from Poplar Lake staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?