Snowbank Lake is a 4,400-acre lake located approximately 20 miles east of Ely, MN. The northern half of the lake is located within the border of an American outdoor treasure, the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCAW). The remote beauty of Snowbank Lake also offers canoeist a BWCAW entry point (entry point #27). Snowbank Lake is home to numerous fish species with the most popular including walleye, lake trout, small mouth, northern pike, and the rare and elusive silver pike. Snowbank Lake also has an abundant baitfish population of ciscoes. The lake is approximately 150 feet deep at its deepest point with many varying depths, rock structures, points, reefs, and islands of various sizes. 98% of the shoreline is owned by the government as part of either the Superior National Forest or the BWCAW. Snowbank Lake has been lightly touched by commercialization and population which provides a remote wilderness experience for you.