Astrid Lake Area

  

The Astrid Lake Area has 7 miles of hiking trail, 6 backcountry campsites and a canoe route with 4 interconnected lakes, including Astrid Lake, Maude Lake, Pauline Lake and Nigh Lake. The area provides an opportunity to experience wilderness-style camping without wilderness permits and regulations.  

Downloadabe map and information - Astrid Lake Hiking Trail

Downloadable map and information - Hunting Shack River Canoe Route

At a Glance

Closest Towns: Orr, MN
Water: Boil or filter water
Restroom: Wilderness-style latrines at backcountry campsites
Operated By: USDA Forest Service
Information Center: LaCroix Ranger District, 218-666-0020 

General Information

Parking:

Hiking

  • Forest Road 200, between Maude and Astrid Lakes, right-hand side of road.
  • First parking lot on the right-hand side of the Lake Jeanette Campground entrance road, hiking trail on left side of road.

Canoeing

  • Forest Road 200, between Maude and Astrid Lakes, right-hand side of road.
  • Echo Trail about ½ mile east of 200 Road, right-hand side of road.
  • Echo Trail about 1 mile east of Hunting Shack River, right-hand side of road.

Directions:

Astrid Lake Area is about 29 miles northeast of Orr, MN.

  • From Orr, take S. Louis County 23 to Buyck (16 miles).
  • At Buyck, County 23 turns into County 24, continue for 4 miles to the Echo Trail (County 116).
  • Turn right on the Echo Trail for 9 miles, continue to parking (see above).

Recreation Map

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Activities


Camping & Cabins

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Dispersed Camping

There are 6 backcountry campsites total in the area: 2 sites on Maude Lake, 2 on Astrid Lake, 1 on Pauline Lake and 1 on Nigh Lake. 

Please use facilities provided such as fire rings, tent pads, and latrines. Pack out garbage. Maximum 9 people per campsite. 

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

Fishing

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