Meander Lake


Meander Lake is a remote, clear lake with 2 backcountry campsites. The picnic area and barrier-free fishing pier are located on the southern shore of the lake.

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At a Glance

Closest Towns: Orr, MN
Water: None available.
Restroom: Outhouse (Vault style) at picnic site
Operated By: USDA Forest Service
Information Center: LaCroix Ranger District, 218-666-0020 

General Information


Meander Lake is located on the Echo Trail, 32 miles northeast of Orr.

  • From Orr, take St. Louis County 23 to Buyck (16 miles). At Buyck, County 23 turns into County 24.

  • Continue on County 24 for 4 miles to the Echo Trail (County Road 116).

  • Turn right on County Road 116 for 20 miles to the entrance road on left. 

Recreation Map

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Camping & Cabins

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Dispersed Camping

There are 2 backcountry campsites on Meander Lake. A carry down boat launch is located at the south shore of the lake. Camping allowed at the picnic site.

Please use facilities provided such as fire rings and latrines. Pack out garbage.

Fees: None required.
Reservation info: First-come, first-served. 


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