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Poplar Lake

Gunflint Trail, Grand Marais, MN 55604
+1 218-388-2214
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Beautiful, very scenic

love the area! great lake to just take in beauty and relax with someone special! Caught some... read more

Reviewed 4 October 2017
Foley, Minnesota
Beautiful Lake

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

Reviewed 2 October 2017
Cascade, Wisconsin
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Entry point to many lakes in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness.
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Gunflint Trail, Grand Marais, MN 55604
+1 218-388-2214
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Reviewed 4 October 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 2 October 2017

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

Thank aprazr
Reviewed 29 September 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.

Thank Gmababs
Reviewed 1 August 2017

Great lake that we enjoyed our time on with fishing, swimming, and exploring in the kayaks, very quiet and peaceful!

Thank JGTadventures
Reviewed 24 July 2017 via mobile

My wife's grandfather bought a cabin on Poplar in the 50's and she made her first trip up here as an infant. We spend 3 weeks here every summer. Over many years, I have fished this lake with success. Smallmouth Bass, Northern Pike, Walleye and...More

Thank Kevin R
Reviewed 19 July 2017

This lake is absolutely beautiful!! We canoed and kayaked around the islands with our 7 yr old daughter and we just loved it! So quiet and the sunsets...they will leave you speechless!!

1  Thank juliemack2017
Reviewed 1 October 2016

Our lodging was on poplar lake. Such a beautiful place. Great place to see moose, bear and wolves. Wonderful lake to canoe on and fish!

Thank K1313L
Reviewed 26 September 2016

Poplar Lake is one of the best lakes on the Gun Flint Trail. It is located about midway up the Trail, behind Trail Center Lodge, and has a number of bays. Excellent for beautiful sunsets and wildlife. We saw an eagle catch and eat a...More

Thank David B
Reviewed 23 August 2016

Beautiful lake with islands. Entry to the BWCAW. Easy portage to other lakes, or just fun staying on this lake for a short trip. Outfitters with canoe rental available on Gunflint trail.

1  Thank Anita D
Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

The first large lake located adjacent to the Gunflint Trail. Located about half the way up the trail. With four resorts, three restaurants, three bars, and one canoe outfitter, Poplar lake offers a beautiful large but not too large lake with many islands, miles of...More

1  Thank Mr_PeteBurnsville
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Barbara S
20 September 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
21 June 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
2 June 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.