INFORMATION ON SAGANAGA LAKE (Sag Lake):
What it offers:
Saganaga Lake is a beautiful lake in the heart of the wilderness and
has dozens of islands (289) covered with virgin pine, cedar, birch,
balsam and spruce.
After you leave your car, there are no roads north, east or west — just
a vast, timeless wilderness dotted with hundreds of lakes.
Many lakes are soon reached by boat and portage — this country is blessed
with short portages. The exciting challenge of attempting to exhaust
the many fishing spots on Saganaga would take many years, and for the
even more adventuresome, day trips into surrounding lakes creates a
nearly inexhaustible adventure.
Big Saganaga Lake — replete with fascinating history, has played a major
role along the Voyageur's Highway of the 1700's. On the 4000 mile water
highway, Saganaga Lake held one of the three major trading posts for
the Voyageurs and Native Americans.
(For more information, click on HISTORY.)
Situated in a uniquely divided international-park system shared by the
United States and Canada, Big Saganaga Lake comprises FOUR parks with
the majority of the Lake placed in Canada.
1. Quetico Provincial Park......(northwestern end of lake-Canada)
2. Superior National Forest...(southwestern end of lake-U.S.)
3. La Verendrye Provincial Park..(central and northeastern end of lake-Canada)
4. BWCAW (Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness).(central and southeastern
end of lake-U.S.)