Ashdick to Swamp

Boundary Waters portage
Posted by: Brian Johnson
Season/Year: Summer 00
Water Level: average
Length: 155 rods
Rating: difficult
Additional Perspectives:

Portage Description:
This is not an easy portage! My wife rates this one as never again. It climbs steeply above the northern shore of Ashdick Lake then levels out for a considerable distance before descending to to a shallow bay just around the corner from Monument portage at the western end of Swamp lake. The portage wouldn't be too bad without the added obstacles along the way (deadfalls, bottomless mud pits, narrow and mosquito-infested pathway). I don't believe this path sees very many travelers.

Lake after portage: Swamp
Known campsites: None at all
Lake Description:

Swamp Lake is about a 200 acre border lake. While there are no campsites on the US side, I do recall seeing a Canadian site or two. Much of this lake is quite shallow and weedy. We had good luck with the smallmouth and Northerns among the many downed trees in the western portion of the lake

Portage from Swamp into:
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