Darky Lake to William Lake
Posted by: Huck
Season/Year: Spring 04
Water Level: average
Length: 139 rods
There are three portages on this route from Darky's northeast corner to William. The first portage is 24 rods, flat and easy. Fisher map shows it on the left, but it's on the right side of the rapids. The second portage is 45 rods and is right where the map shows it. This portage has a steep elevation change at both ends, making it difficult with heavy loads. The third portage is not shown on Fisher or McKenzie maps. It's located on the right side of the stream about a quarter mile upstream from the second portage. It's about 70 rods long and has sheer rock stepups along the trail. This third portage ends in the south bay of a small unnamed lake. Head due north to the opposite shore and you'll find a marsh stream that turns east. This will take you to the northwest bay of William.
Lake after portage: William Lake
Known campsites: 6
William lake has dark stained water and moderate depth. Excellent fishing for walleye, smallies and pike.
Portage from William Lake into:
Darky River - Minn lake