Sold Lower Eau Claire Lake home. 48675 Clearwater Road, Barnes WI

This beautiful northwest Wisconsin lake home in Barnes boasts one of the most stunning views on the Eau Claire Chain of Lakes.  It’s located on Lower Eau Claire Lake, not far from where the Eau Claire River enters Lower Eau Claire after leaving Middle Eau Claire Lake.

To learn more about this home, click Lower Eau Claire Lake Home.

Thinking of selling in Barnes, WI? Call Jean Hedren (that’s me) at (218) 590-6634.  E-mail: jeanhedren@edinarealty.com.

My blog and website: www.JeanHedrenRealtor.com.

NW Wisconsin Property Search: www.JeanHedren.com.

For more drone videos, home tours, and video tours of the boating channels between the Eau Claire Lakes, check out my YouTube channel: YourNWWisconsinRealtor.

Sold Upper Eau Claire Lake home. 50300 Peninsula Rd, Barnes, WI

Beautiful, move-in ready 3 bedroom 4 bath home on premier Upper Eau Claire Lake, one of NW Wisconsin’s clearest and deepest lakes. While the elevation to the lake front is high, the lake view is gorgeous and the setting is private and wooded.

Sold by Jean Hedren, Edina Realty NW Wisconsin Realtor.  $394,000. 

Thinking of buying or selling? Contact Jean Hedren, Edina Realty NW Wisconsin, 218-590-6634. Or, email: jeanhedren@edinarealty.com

Another Great Vatten Paddlar Race on Eau Claire Lakes in Barnes, WI

I’m proud to have been a sponsor of this year’s Vatten Paddlar canoe and kayak race, which was held July 7 on the Eau Claire Chain of Lakes in Barnes, Wisconsin.  I was glad for the opportunity to support our local community, and also to spread the word about the natural beauty of the lakes and rivers in this part of northwest Wisconsin.

Many of the elite racers turned in incredibly fast times.  Even more important, pretty much everyone there had an incredibly fun time.  Here are a few scenes from the race.  For more images and full race results, visit www.vattenpaddlar.com.

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Photos by Al Cambronne alcambronne.com

P.S.:  To learn more about the real estate for sale in northwest Wisconsin (especially lake homes, cabins, and waterfront properties), give me a call at 218-590-6634.  Or, you can reach me at jeanhedren@edinarealty.com.

Just Sold. Small cabin with a big heart on Island Lake. Barnes, NW Wisconsin

SOLD. This well-maintained cabin is certain to be the new owners happy lake escape on clear, deep Island Lake, Barnes, WI. Great lake views from most rooms in the cabin. Level sandy beach shelf at the lakeshore.  Tranquil, wooded setting.

Interested in cabins for sale in Barnes WI lakes and recreation area? Call Jean Hedren, Edina Realty NW Wisconsin, 218-590-6634. Or, email jeanhedren@edinarealty.com.

Countdown to Vatten Paddlar Race on Eau Claire Chain of Lakes

Only three more weeks until the Vatten Paddlar canoe and kayak race, which will be held July 7 on the Eau Claire Chain of Lakes in Barnes, Wisconsin.  To register online, just go to www.vattenpaddlar.com.

I’m proud to be a sponsor of this year’s race; it’s a great way to support our local community, and also to spread the word about the natural beauty of the lakes and rivers in this part of northwest Wisconsin.

Ready to paddle and portage? To get you in the mood, here’s a quick preview of the channel between Middle Eau Claire Lake and Lower Eau Claire Lake.

P.S.:  To learn more about the real estate for sale in northwest Wisconsin (especially lake homes, cabins, and waterfront properties), give me a call at 218-590-6634.  Or, you can reach me at jeanhedren@edinarealty.com.

Eau Claire River

How to Get From the Twin Cities to the Eau Claire Chain of Lakes (Upper, Middle, and Lower) Near Barnes, WI

Want to reach northwest Wisconsin’s Eau Claire Chain of Lakes fast?  For a fast-forward, high-speed map check sandwiched in between brief but spectacular drone footage of Upper, Middle, and Lower Eau Claire Lakes, just click on the video.

Curious about northwest Wisconsin real estate?  To learn about the lake homes and cabins currently available on the Eau Claire Chain of Lakes and beyond, call Jean Hedren (that’s me) at (218) 590-6634.  E-mail: jeanhedren@edinarealty.com.

My blog and website: www.JeanHedrenRealtor.com.

Property Search: www.JeanHedren.com.

For more drone videos, home tours, and video tours of the boating channels between the Eau Claire Lakes, check out my YouTube channel: YourNWWisconsinRealtor.

Boating Channels on the Eau Claire Chain of Lakes, Barnes, WI: The Big Picture

Among my YouTube videos about northwest Wisconsin lakes, the most popular have been those that feature boating channels between certain lakes. Whether you’re paddling, pontooning, or powerboating, it’s fun to get a sneak preview so you know what to expect. And if you’re looking for a home or cabin on one of those lakes, you’ll want the answer to this important question: “Can I really get there from here?”

That’s especially true for the Eau Claire Chain of Lakes, which includes Upper Eau Claire, Middle Eau Claire, Lower Eau Claire, and also nearby lakes like Bony, Birch, and Robinson. To help you understand the big picture, here’s an overview map. After the map, you’ll find brief descriptions and links to the corresponding YouTube videos.

  1. Eau Claire Lakes channels, Barnes, WI

    Eau Claire Lakes channels, Barnes, WI

    1. Robinson Lake to Birch Lake. Navigable by canoes, kayaks, and most pontoons or speedboats. No bridges to go under. Video here.

  2. Birch Lake to Upper Eau Claire. Navigable by canoes, kayaks, and most pontoons or speedboats. Bridge at Lake Road, just before entering Upper Eau Claire. Video here.
  3. Bony Lake to Middle Eau Claire. Navigable by canoes, kayaks, and medium-sized fishing boats or speedboats. Bridge at Highway 27. Video here.
  4. Middle Eau Claire to Lower Eau Claire. This connection includes a lock and dam that can handle canoes, kayaks, and small fishing boats. Paddlers may find it quicker to just portage up and over South Shore road. Above this point, the river is navigable by canoes, kayaks, and most pontoons or speedboats—pretty much anything that can get under the bridge at River Road. Below here, the river is shallower and faster—but still suitable for canoes, kayaks, and small fishing boats. Video here.
  5. *Upper Eau Claire to Middle Eau Claire. This narrow, rocky passage gets an asterisk because it’s only navigable by canoe or kayak. Even then, it’s most feasible as a one-way downstream trip. Begins at outlet dam; portage is on private land. Scroll down for photos. The first two are from just above the outlet dam; the next three are from the bridge at Outlet Bay Road.


Finally, a word of caution: Conditions and water levels can change. Some boats are wider, taller, or draw more water. To prevent shoreline erosion, all of these routes are designated no-wake zones. Keep your speed down and proceed with caution.

Curious about cabins for sale on the Eau Claire Chain of Lakes? Call Jean Hedren, Your NW Wisconsin Realtor, 218-590-6634. Or, email jeanhedren@edinarealty.com