Gordon/St Croix Flowage area wildlife – Douglas County WI

Most of the Gordon/St Croix Flowage is relatively wild and undeveloped; if you’re stealthy enough, you’ll see abundant birds and wildlife.

Several pairs of loons, eagles, and ospreys nest here; please enjoy them from a distance. You may also see trumpeter swans, blue herons, sandhill cranes, terns, kingfishers, sandpipers and other shorebirds, and even the occasional pelican. If you’re a birder, we’re definitely worth a visit.

In the flowage, you may spot beavers, otters, and muskrats. Along the shoreline, watch for deer, bear, fisher, fox, mink, and weasels—and, of course, lots of exotic squirrels and chipmunks. (Actually, you may see some squirrels that are a little unusual. In this corner of Wisconsin, we have a small variant population of gray squirrels with black fur.)
We also have a few coyotes and wolves in the area; if you’re very lucky, you may spot one watching from the shoreline at dawn or dusk.

You’ll find very few snakes this far north; none of them are poisonous. The Flowage is, however, home to lots of frogs and turtles. In the spring, our frogs are very musical.


About Jean

Jean Hedren, Your Northwest Wisconsin Realtor. Specializing in up-north lake homes, cabins, and waterfront real estate. Serving the real estate needs of northern Wisconsin buyers and sellers in Barnes, Solon Springs, Lake Nebagamon, Gordon, Wascott, Minong, Trego, Spooner, Hayward, Webb Lake, and beyond. I’ll be glad to help you find the lake place that’s right for you; some of my favorite NW WI lakes include the Eau Claire Chain of Lakes, Nelson Lake, Lake Minnesuing, Lake Nebagamon, Upper Saint Croix Lake, Whitefish Lake, the Minong Flowage, Gilmore Lake, Kimball Lake, Nancy Lake, Bond Lake, Leader Lake, Big Bass Lake, the McKenzie Lakes, Horseshoe Lake, and Webb Lake. To learn more about the cabins and lake homes for sale in northwest Wisconsin, give me a call at 218-590-6634. Or, you can reach me at jeanhedren@edinarealty.com.
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