Ojibway and Triangle Lakes


Ojibway Lake offers a small picnic area, a back down ramp, and 2 island back country campsites. The lake contains crystal clear waters and a variety of fish, including lake trout, walleye, bass and northern pike. Access to Triangle Lake is a short roller portage between Ojibway Lake and Triangle Lake. Triangle Lake also has 2 island back country campsites and fish including walleye, bass, and northern pike.

Lakes nearby include: Tofte Lake, Glacier Pond 1 and Glacier Pond 2.

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At a Glance

Permit Info: Permits not required to travel or camp on Ojibway or Triangle Lakes. Permits are required year-round when entering the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, including North Kasishiwi River accessed by a portage on the southern shore of Triangle Lake. Free self-issue permits can be used for day use.
Closest Towns: Ely, MN
Water: Boil or filter water.
Operated By: USDA Forest Service
Information Center: Kawishiwi Ranger District, 218-365-7600

General Information


Ojibway and Triangle Lakes are 14 miles northeast of Ely.

  • From Ely, take State Highway # 169 (Fernberg Road #18) east for 14 miles to Forest Road 1540.

  • Turn right on Forest Road 1540 and travel 1/2 mile to the Ojibway Lake access.

  • Triangle Lake is located across the lake and directly south of Ojibway Lake.


Free overnight parking is available in the public boat launch.

Recreation Map

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Camping & Cabins

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Lake and Pond Fishing

Permit: See current Minnesota Department of Natural Resources rules and regulations.  

Water Activities

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