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

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Beyond beautiful and great fishing

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 9, 2015
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Grand Marais, Minnesota, United States
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Grand Marais, Minnesota, United States
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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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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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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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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 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!

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bethel mn usa
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14 helpful votes 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.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2012

We entered the BWCAW from here, and its a beautiful lake. Because of its very irregular shape and many islands, its hard to find the Lizz portage, but you'll get there eventually!

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Chicago, Illinois
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38 reviews 38 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2011

thank goodness this was the last stop on our trip. we (rented from an outfitter) kayaked this gorgeous lake for two days. It is oddly shaped with about 20 islands, creating beautiful nooks and crannies and vistas every which way you look. We saw a few canoeists and although the lake allows motors, it was quiet and peaceful during our... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2010

My wife and I did a two week tour of several cities in Minnesota, including Grand Marais, Duluth & Hibbing. We were up there to escape the Florida heat and didn't really know what we were going to do, but turned out to have a really great vacation. Please see my other posts regarding lodging, meals, etc. if you are... More 

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