Cross Lake

Cross Lake is 126.5 hectares with a maximum depth of 8.9 meters and a mean depth of 4.7 meters. Targetable fish species present are walleye, yellow perch and northern pike. It’s a tough ride in, but once you get there you’ll know it was well worth the journey. This fishery grows trophies of each, walleye, pike, and yellow perch. Cross Lake is most popular during the hard water season as getting in is much easier. Be sure to fish the abundance of structure in winter for non-stop pike action.

**Due to the nature of difficulty regarding access on backcountry lakes, launch access areas are restricted to small watercraft only.


Located 37.5 km from Swan River, MB off of Highway 279 in the Porcupine Mountain Provincial Forest. The distance from trailhead to Cross Lake is 4.5 km. The lake is located along an old haul road and is most commonly accessed by snowmobile in the winter months. It is not recommended to hike this trail in the summer because of damage created by ATVs, however, is still possible. This trail is not maintained, and therefore fallen trees may complicate passage.