Kabetogama Lake

Kabetogama Lake or Lake Kabetogama is a clear lake in northern St. Louis County, Minnesota. This body of water lies within Voyageurs National Park, and with a surface area of 25,760 acres (104 km2), it is one of the state's 10 largest inland lakes. Kabetogama Lake drains into Namakan Lake to the east, and roughly parallels the near-by Rainy Lake. The Ojibwe name Gaa-biitoogamaag-zaaga'igan translates to “the lake that lies parallel with another lake” or “the lake that doubles with another lake” or "the place where there is one lake after another."[1] French fur trappers similarly referred to Kabetogama as Travere or Travers, meaning “alongside.” A thin peninsula is all that separates the two lakes. The community of Kabetogama, located along the south shores of the Lake serves as the gateway into the park.

Kabetogama Lake
Lac Travere
Kabetogama Lake is located in Minnesota
Kabetogama Lake
Kabetogama Lake
LocationSt. Louis County, Minnesota
Coordinates48°27′30″N 93°02′31″W / 48.45833°N 93.04194°W / 48.45833; -93.04194
Native nameGaa-biitoogamaag-zaaga'igan  (Ojibwe)
Surface elevation339 m (1,112 ft)
SettlementsKabetogama, Minnesota


Species of fish present in Kabetogama include black crappie, bluegill, burbot, lake sturgeon, lake whitefish, largemouth bass, mooneye, northern pike, rock bass, sauger, shorthead redhorse, silver redhorse, smallmouth bass, tullibee, walleye, white sucker, and yellow perch.[2]


  1. ^ Jones, Nancy; Jourdain, Gordan; Tainter, Rose (2011). Ezhichigeyang Ojibwe Word List. Hayward, WI: Waadookodaading Ojibwe Immersion Charter School. p. 143. ISBN 978-1-257-04392-7.
  2. ^ "Kabetogama". Fish Species. Minnesota DNR. Retrieved 27 June 2019.

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