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Hague and Gunflint Lakes are one of ​our most treasured swimming and recreation areas.

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Hague and Gunflint Lakes are one of the island’s most treasured swimming and recreation areas.

Hague and Gunflint Lakes are one of the island’s most treasured swimming and recreation areas.

Hague and Gunflint Lakes are one of the island’s most treasured swimming and recreation areas.

LAKE WILDLIFE 

Flock of Common Merganser ducks resting on a log in Hague Lake. Summer 2016.

Both Hague and Gunflint are inhabited by species of Aleutian sculpin, Cutthroat trout, and Stickleback populations. The lakes provide habitat for Red-breasted Merganser and Mallard ducks who come to nest and raise their young there. The yellow-listed Western toad is also found in and around these lakes.

Other species that depend on these lakes include: Canada geese, Trumpeter swan, Common Merganser, scoters, Glaucous gull, Bonaparte’s gull, Wood duck, Harlequin, Greater Scaup, Belted Kingfisher, Rough-skinned newt, as well as beaver, deer, raccoon, cougars, and wolves.

Spotted something new? Please report any new sightings to us at the FOCI office—we would love to hear from you!

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Become a Friends of Cortes Island member and support the work that we’re doing in the community to help look after our beautiful island.

Friends of Cortes Island Society (FOCI) is a charitable organization that has been active for over 25 years. Our organization exists to monitor and preserve the health of local ecosystems, and to provide educational programs that foster a greater understanding of the natural environment. Through all of our projects, we work to promote environmental integrity through community responsibility.

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