Wicksteed to Ballard

Quetico portage
Posted by: Pat Stoiber
Season/Year: Spring 00
Water Level: average
Length: 60 rods
Rating: never again
Additional Perspectives:

Portage Description:
This portage was a regular bushwhack. It is seldom used. The Fisher map says 60 rods but it was more like 100. It would be easier to portage to Darky then back to Ballard.

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

Ballard lake is peanut shaped. Water is clear and flows out into Darky through a small rapids. No campsites are listed on the maps but we saw two areas probably used for a shore lunch. We made our own on the NW portion of the lake, just E of the portage. Fish included Walleyes and Largemouth Bass. We had to work to find the Walleyes.

Portage from Ballard into:

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