Flour Lake is nearly 3-1/2 miles long and a 1/2 mile across at its widest. The lake offers great fishing for smallmouth bass and walleye. Other fish species include Norther Pike, Lake Trout, Yellow Perch, Green Sunfish, and Lake Herring. Flour Lake reaches a depth or around 80 feet deep and the lake trout are often found suspened over these deep sections of water. For detailed lake information visit www.FlourLake.com or go to the MNDNR website.
With over 70 km of ski trails that completely circle the lake, you can enjoy Flour Lake at any angle. These hiking trails are a great way to experience the surrounding wilderness and spot wildlife along the way.
Honeymoon Bluff is located a 1/4 mile from the campground entrance. This hiking trail is not extremely long, but steep in areas and the overlook at the top is one you don’t want to miss. Looking out over Hungry Jack and West Bearskin lakes, this is a great sunset hike and photo opportunity.
Caribou Rock Trail is a moderate to difficult hike depending on how far you would like to travel it. A 3/4 mile well-traveled walk takes you to an overlook of West Bearskin Lake and in another 1/4 mile you come to the Moss Lake overlook. If you are up for some distance and a beautiful treat, continue for the additional 2.5 miles to the Stairway Portage where you will find a remote waterfall called Rose Falls. (BWCA day permit required).
There are many hiking opportunities in the surrounding area. Many hikes take you into the Boundary Waters in which you will need a self-issuing day permit. These can be found at some trailheads, otherwise Golden Eagle Lodge does have them available. Free area maps also available at Golden Eagle Lodge.
The nearby Central Gunflint Ski Trail system is open for mountain bike use during the summer months. Some trails have fairly rugged terrain to plan accordingly. There are also many Forest Service roads in the area that offer great backroad riding opportunities with little vehicle traffic.
The Boreal Forest is thick with its abundant wild berries. Found in many varieties along roadsides, in burned areas, and on trails, one can pick wild strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, choke cherries, thimbleberries, june berries, and rose hips to name a few. While out picking berries, observe the numerous wildflower species that accompany the fruits of the forest.
With over two hundred species of birds, the Superior Nation Forest is a great place to start your birding experience. Ranging from the tiny hummingbirds to the towering bald eagles, this area is a birding delight. Relax at your campsite or hike on the nearby trails to catch a glimpse of the bird variety.