Draft:Kelso Lake (Minnesota)

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Kelso Lake
LocationCook County, Minnesota, United States
Coordinates47°54′37″N 90°54′21″W / 47.9102°N 90.9058°W / 47.9102; -90.9058Coordinates: 47°54′37″N 90°54′21″W / 47.9102°N 90.9058°W / 47.9102; -90.9058
Basin countriesUnited States
Surface area132.7 acres (53.7 ha)
Average depth10.8 ft (3.3 m)
Max. depth16 ft (4.9 m)
Shore length17.85 mi (12.63 km)
Surface elevation1,798 ft (548 m)
1 Shore length is not a well-defined measure.

Kelso Lake is a lake in Cook County, Minnesota. It is within the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness and the Superior National Forest. Kelso Lake is a very long and narrow lake. It lies west of Sawbill Lake.


There are three designated campsites on the lakeshore. Two campsites are on the north end of the lake, one is on the south end near the 10 rod portage south to Alton Lake.[3]

Fish species[edit]

Fish species in Kelso Lake include bluegill, northern pike, smallmouth bass, yellow perch, and white sucker.[1]


  1. ^ a b "Lake Finder - Kelso". Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. Retrieved 2019-08-18.
  2. ^ "GNIS Detail - Kelso Lake". United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2019-08-19.
  3. ^ "Kelso, a BWCAW Lake". 2004-04-11. Archived from the original on 2016-08-09. Retrieved 2019-08-18.

Category:Lakes of Cook County, Minnesota Category:Lakes of Minnesota