Did You Know There Is A Sixth Great Lake Just North Of Minnesota?
I recently stumbled on something that might be a little controversial. Some people say there is a sixth Great Lake, and I honestly see their point.
We were taught that there are five Great Lakes: Superior, Michigan, Huron, Eerie, and Ontario. However, there is another body of water that is known as 'The Sixth Great Lake' by many. We're talking about Lake Nipigon in Ontario, Canada.
Lake Nipigon is actually a part of the Great Lakes Drainage Basin. You could argue that it's where the Great Lakes begin, as it is the largest tributary to Lake Superior. The Lake is enormous too. It's not as big as the other Great Lakes, but it still is 1,872 square miles.
The lake gets pretty deep. Its maximum depth is 541 feet! That's actually deeper than Lake Eerie!
Lake Nipigon is 75 miles Northeast of Thunder Bay.
The lake and the river flow downstream to form Nipigon Bay, and then into Lake Superior. The weather on Lake Nipigon is brutal. I saw this YouTuber camp a week alone on the Lake, and a lot of the weather looks just as choppy as some of the other Great Lakes.
There are some massive cliff walls too that mimic what we see on Minnesota's North Shore.
Being this far north, you bet there are some magnificent views of the Northern Lights. I don't know if I've ever seen them quite like this.
So why haven't we heard of this lake before? Well, it's pretty remote. The Canadian National Railway has a line that passes through. There's only one major highway that comes close. There are not a lot of big cities nearby. It truly is one of those lost lakes that we don't really think about, even though it is enormous.
Check out Lost Lake on YouTube to see more about this lake and its beauty.