Brian and I were up and on the water at Lake Matagamon just after sunrise. We had rented a motorboat from the Wilderness Campground, giving us the freedom to move longer distances. Like Third Lake the morning before, mist was rising from the water and shrouding the lake’s islands with a mysterious fog.
Lake Matagamon includes both First and Second Lake, first dammed using timber in the 19th century, which was then replaced by a concrete dam in the early 1940s. The lake is large, its impoundment around 4,200 acres and its drainage area just under 500 square miles.