New price on 3 BR 3 BA home, private 7.5 acres on Middle Eau Claire Lake. 2455 Lake Rd, Barnes, WI

Own this beautiful property on crystal clear Middle Eau Claire Lake. Three bedrooms, 3 bathrooms on private 7.5 acres. Includes well-maintained legacy guest cabin.

More photos and details: 2455 Lake Rd, Barnes, WI

Check out the YouTube video: Channel between Bony Lake and Middle Eau Claire Lake.

3 bedroom home on 7.5 acres

 

 

 

Restored vintage guest cabin

Restored vintage guest cabin

Video: Barnes Wisconsin vacation area. Boating channel from Bony Lake to Middle Eau Claire Lake.

Barnes Wisconsin vacation area. Boating channel from Bony Lake to Middle Eau Claire Lake.

Looking for your dream lake home or cabin? Visit Jean Hedren, Edina Realty NW Wisconsin.

The Channel Between Middle Eau Claire Lake and Lower Eau Claire Lake, Barnes, WI

The Channel Between Middle Eau Claire Lake and Lower Eau Claire Lake, Barnes, WI


This is the second in an occasional series of blog posts answering an important question: “Sure, the map shows a connection between those lakes. And the fishing guidebook says there’s a ‘navigable channel.’ But can I really get there from here?”

If you’re interested in getting around on the Eau Claire Chain of Lakes, be sure to also check out my post, The Secret Passageway from Bony Lake to Middle Eau Claire Lake. And if you’re looking for a lake home or cabin in the area, please check out my current listings on Bony Lake and on Lower, Middle, and Upper Eau Claire Lakes.

As always… Keep your speed down, and proceed with caution. The first part of this channel is navigable by canoe, kayak, small to medium boat, and even most pontoons. But just upstream of Lower Eau Claire Lake, you’ll come to a miniature lock-and-dam that’s only large enough for canoes, kayaks, and small fishing boats. (If you’re in a canoe or kayak, it’s also an easy portage.)

The channel leading from Middle Eau Claire Lake to the lock-and-dam, however, is long enough so it’s worth exploring in larger boats. A fortunate few are able to live along this quiet backwater, where they can still enjoy easy access to 804-acre Middle Eau Claire Lake and 776-acre Lower Eau Claire Lake. At the moment, I have a great building site available along this stretch of the river.

So here it is… The no-longer-secret passageway from Middle Eau Claire Lake to Lower Eau Claire Lake, complete with photos. Some stretches are shallow, so proceed with caution.

Starting from the west side of Middle Eau Claire Lake, head into the outlet shown at the beginning of this post. Continue downstream, but keep your speed down. Watch for the River Road bridge. It’s high enough for most boats to pass under with no problem—just make sure you’ve lowered your pontoon awning. Next the river widens out again before narrowing once more just above the hand-operated lock-and-dam located at South Shore Road.

The lock itself is about six feet wide and thirty feet long. If your boat won’t fit, and if it’s too heavy to portage up and over South Shore Road, then it’s time turn around. Otherwise, from here it’s just a short distance downstream to Lower Eau Claire Lake.

 

 

 

 

See also a closer look at the Eau Claire Lakes lock and dam.

The Boating Channel Between Upper Eau Claire and Birch Lakes, Barnes, WI

The Boating Channel Between Upper Eau Claire and Birch Lakes 

Here’s another in an occasional series of posts answering the question: “Can I really get there from here?”

Here in Northwest Wisconsin, maps often show a connection between two lakes, and fising guidebooks may mention a “navigable channel.” But can you really get there from here? The answer, of course, is “it depends.” First, it depends on the size of your boat. How much water does it draw, how wide is it, and how tall is it? If your boat has an awning or visor, can it be folded down? In some cases, the weather and the time of year can even make a difference. If the water is too low, there won’t be enough to float your boat. Too high, and you may not have quite enough headroom under a bridge. So your mileage, as they say, may vary. Keep your speed down, and proceed with caution.

So… Just how navigable is the channel between Upper Eau Claire Lake, Birch Lake, and Robinson Lake? Here’s the answer, complete with a video showing what you can expect. At normal water levels the channels between these three lakes are easily navigable by canoe, kayak, fishing boat, runabout, or pontoon—almost any boat you’re likely to see out on these lakes. Both channels—the one between Upper Eau Claire Lake and Birch Lake, and the one between Birch Lake and Robinson Lake—are deep enough so you’ll see signs reminding you they’re no-wake zones. But that’s OK. You’ll want to take your time and enjoy the scenery anyway.

One note of caution: Some parts of Birch Lake are fairly shallow. If you’re on the way through, keep your speed down and swing wide around both islands.

And by the way… If you’d like to see a beautiful cabin on Birch Lake, please visit  – Birch Lake cabin for sale  Jean Hedren, Edina Realty. 218-590-6634

Just Sold in Barnes, WI lakes and recreation area: 1375 Gronemus Rd, Barnes, WI.

Just Sold in Barnes, WI lakes and recreation area: 1375 Gronemus Rd, Barnes, WI.

The real estate market in Northwest Wisconsin is heating up, and this has been one of my busiest spring and summer seasons ever. Here’s another in a series of “just sold” posts.

I love this home’s quiet location. It’s a well maintained, affordable home perfect for a first time buyer. I hope the new owner enjoys it every bit as much as the seller did.

To learn more about the homes, cabins, and recreational properties that are still available in this part of Northwest Wisconsin, please visit my Edina Realty website. Check back often; I’ll have fresh new listings coming online soon. As always, I’ll be happy to show you other agents’ listings, too.

If you’re thinking of buying or selling, give me a call. I’d love to help you out.

1375 Gronemus Rd, Barnes, WI

1375 Gronemus Rd, Barnes, WI

The Route Between Upper Eau Claire Lake, Birch Lake, and Robinson Lake, Barnes, WI

The Route Between Upper Eau Claire Lake, Birch Lake, and Robinson Lake

Here’s another in an occasional series of posts answering the question: “Can I really get there from here?”

Here in Northwest Wisconsin, maps often show a connection between two lakes, and fising guidebooks may mention a “navigable channel.” But can you really get there from here? The answer, of course, is “it depends.” First, it depends on the size of your boat. How much water does it draw, how wide is it, and how tall is it? If your boat has an awning or visor, can it be folded down? In some cases, the weather and the time of year can even make a difference. If the water is too low, there won’t be enough to float your boat. Too high, and you may not have quite enough headroom under a bridge. So your mileage, as they say, may vary. Keep your speed down, and proceed with caution.

The channels from Upper Eau Claire to Birch Lake and Robinson Lake

The channels from Upper Eau Claire to Birch Lake and Robinson Lake

(I began this series with the connection between 200-acre Bony Lake and 902-acre Middle Eau Claire Lake. A second post described the channel between Middle Eau Claire Lake and Lower Eau Claire Lake; at the moment, I also have homes available on both Middle and Lower. A third post described the channel between Bond Lake and Leader Lake, a pair of lakes in southern Douglas County.

So… Just how navigable is the channel between Upper Eau Claire Lake, Birch Lake, and Robinson Lake? Here’s the answer, complete with a few photos showing what you can expect. At normal water levels the channels between these three lakes are easily navigable by canoe, kayak, fishing boat, runabout, or pontoon—almost any boat you’re likely to see out on these lakes. Both channels—the one between Upper Eau Claire Lake and Birch Lake, and the one between Birch Lake and Robinson Lake—are deep enough so you’ll see signs reminding you they’re no-wake zones. But that’s OK. You’ll want to take your time and enjoy the scenery anyway.

One note of caution: Some parts of Birch Lake are fairly shallow. If you’re on the way through, keep your speed down and swing wide around both islands.

And by the way… If you’d like to see a home on any of these lakes, please visit  my website – www.JeanHedren.com  Jean Hedren, Edina Realty. 218-590-6634

Spring has arrived on Breakfast Lake, Barnes, WI. Time to hit the deck!

Spring has arrived on Breakfast Lake, Barnes, WI. Time to hit the deck!

Spring is here, and it’s time to hit the deck and relax by the lake. Here’s another in a continuing series of “hit the deck” posts—this time from a cabin I’m currently listing on a small lake in Barnes, WI. It happens to be just up the shore from the cabin in my previous post. (To learn more, please visit my Edina Realty website.)

55945 Island Dr, Barnes, WI

55945 Island Dr, Barnes, WI 

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Spring has arrived on Middle Eau Claire Lake. Time to hit the deck!

Spring has arrived on Middle Eau Claire Lake. Time to hit the deck!

Spring is here, and it’s time to hit the deck and relax by the lake. Here’s another in a continuing series of “hit the deck” posts—this time from a lake home I’m currently listing on Middle Eau Claire Lake in Barnes, WI. (To learn more, please visit my Edina Realty website.) And by the way… Be sure and scroll down to the very last photos. This home’s guest cabin has a screen porch with some pretty decent views of its own!

2455 Lake Rd, Barnes, WI

2455 Lake Rd, Barnes, WI 

The deck

The deck

Restored vintage guest cabin

Restored vintage guest cabin

Guest cabin deck

Guest cabin deck

Affordable 3 BR Home, Strategically Located in Barnes, WI

Affordable 3 BR Home, Strategically Located in Barnes, WI

This 3BR home is large enough to be a full-time residence, and yet it’s affordable enough so it could make a great cabin for your up-north getaway. Although it’s not on a lake, it’s within minutes of several dozen lakes and streams that are great for fishing, boating, and paddling. It’s also near hundreds of miles of trails and back roads that are just waiting to be explored.

The kitchen, dining room, and living room areas have just been remodeled, and the home has a large two-car garage. It’s ready for you to move in, and it’s priced right. To learn more, please visit my Edina Realty website.

1375 Gronemus Rd, Barnes, WI

1375 Gronemus Rd, Barnes, WI

Video: 3 bedroom home on Upper Eau Claire Lake, Barnes, WI

Beautiful 3 bedroom home on Upper Eau Claire Lake. For more information: 3625 Twin Bay Rd, Barnes, WI