Lake Medora

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Perched some 400 feet above Lake Superior this deep glacier lake is dotted with a variety of small islands and rocky outcroppings. Originally called Mosquito Lake, this 695 acre lake would later be given a more tourism-minded name: Lake Medora. Formed in a natural basin set within the foothills of the West Bluff, the lake is relatively deep, averaging a depth of over 20 feet. Most of its shoreline is home to cottages and camps, save for a public boat launch on its eastern arm. The small island along the lakes northern shore is owned by the country and is open for camping. The lake features a good collection of Walleye, Smallmouth Bass and Perch.

NOTES: A great deal of the shore along Lake Medora is privately owned, the only public access is from the DNR boat launch at the lake’s eastern end. The launch features a dock, concrete ramp, and plenty of space for trailer parking. The small cluster of the islands at the northern end of the lake are owned by the county.

DIRECTIONS: From Phoenix take US41 north-east for about 17 miles. The lake and boat launch are on the left.

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