Deepwater Lake Trail


Deepwater Lake is a small, secluded trout lake 25 acres in size and 37 feet deep. The trail leads to the lake and is 2.4 miles long. ATVs are allowed. 

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At a Glance

Closest Towns: Chisholm, MN
Water: Boil or filter your water.
Restroom: None available at trailhead.
Operated By: USDA Forest Service
Information Center: Laurentian Ranger District, 218-229-8800

General Information

  • Take Highway 73 north of Chisholm for 9 miles.
  • Turn right (east) on Forest Road 273 for ¼ mile.

General Notes:

ATVs allowed. To prevent erosion of the hill down to the lake, please stop at the top of the hill.


A small parking area is located on the south side of the road.

Recreation Map

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Camping & Cabins

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Dispersed Camping

There is 1 back country campsite on Deepwater Lake. 

Please use facilities provided such as fire rings, tent pads, and latrines and pack out garbage.

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


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