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Address: Gunflint Trail, Grand Marais, MN 55604
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Entry point to many lakes in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness.

Entry point to many lakes in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness.

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Vacation on Poplar Lake!

This lake is beautiful and filled with wildlife. Ducks, loons, and moose abound. Great fishing also. Explore an island or two. Excellent for kayaks and canoes. One of my fave... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
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Grand Marais, Minnesota
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Grand Marais, Minnesota
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 via mobile

This lake is beautiful and filled with wildlife. Ducks, loons, and moose abound. Great fishing also. Explore an island or two. Excellent for kayaks and canoes. One of my fave lakes on Gunflint Trail plus my fave restaurant The Trail Center. Happy Fishing! Christine Wiger Grand Marais, MN

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Lino Lakes, Minnesota
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

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.

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1 Thank tbitt
Burnsville, Minnesota
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

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

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1 Thank randy_ryder
Apple Valley, Minnesota
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 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.

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2 Thank kattie133
Grand Marais, Minnesota, United States
2 reviews
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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 

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Grand Marais, Minnesota
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126 reviews
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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.

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1 Thank Mr_PeteBurnsville
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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.

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Grand Marais, Minnesota
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126 reviews
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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 

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Osceola, Wisconsin
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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!

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Grand Marais, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 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!

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