Ice-free lakes that we have seen or heard about from neighbors are Seagull, Gunflint, Loon and Little Iron. All these lakes are in the area affected by the Ham and Cavity Lake fire and because of the burned over areas surrounding them likely receive more direct sun exposure.
Poplar Lake that was not affected by any of the recent fires still is ice cover but this ice should be going out soon. The Ice has gone out most of the smaller lake in the mid Gunflint Area including; Swamper, Road, Squint and Hooker. This morning the ice left Little Ollie Lake
Never before, that anyone can remember or has documented, have any Lakes on the Gunflint Trail gone out in March.