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

 

Lower Eau Claire Lake home comes with a guest cabin. Sold. Gordon, WI

Welcome to the sunny shores of Lower Eau Claire Lake. Beautiful, fully remodeled 2 bedroom lake home in a private 3+ acre wooded and landscaped setting with 175′ of lake frontage on this crystal clear lake. This property includes a restored mid-century 1 bedroom and bathroom guest cabin with kitchen and living room.

Sold: 14088 E Sunny Shores, Drive, Gordon, WI

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Curious about this NW Wisconsin lake home or other Gordon WI real estate? Call Jean Hedren, Edina Realty. 218-590-6634. Or, email: jeanhedren@edinarealty.com.

SOLD NW WI Lake Cabin for Sale at the Edge of Lake Nebagamon (Lake Nebagamon, WI)

Somehow, I have a feeling no one will complain about the small front yard at this cabin on Lake Nebagamon. It has a huge back yard, and as for its front yard…

In recent years, this grandfathered-in cabin has been added on to, renovated, and totally updated. Originally, however, it was built before the days of modern shoreline setback rules. Back then, it was considered perfectly OK to build you cabin or lake home with its front wall less than a canoe-length from the water’s edge.

This cabin’s original owners liked the idea of being close to the water, and you will, too. Your front yard will be perfect for parties, or for just relaxing by the lake. And when the sun sets, the final embers are fading in your campfire, and it’s finally time to turn in, you can fall asleep to the sound of loons, waves, and the wind in the pines. No worries. Tomorrow is another day at the cabin. If you want, go ahead and sleep in.

Interested in homes and cabins for sale on Lake Nebagamon or other area lakes? Give me a call now at 218-590-6634. Or, you can reach me at jeanhedren@edinarealty.com.

Just Sold by Jean Hedren 1926 Eclectic-style lake cottage, Solon Springs, WI

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SOLD NW Wisconsin lake front property. Lake Nebagamon, WI real estate.

SOLD in 5 days.

7150 S Cleveland Rd, Lake Nebagamon, WI

This 3 bedroom year round home offers gentle elevation to the lake on premier Lake Nebagamon, a 914-acre full recreation lake. Plenty of room and storage, detached garage with bunk room. Half hour to Superior.

Curious to learn more about Lake Nebagamon homes and cabins for sale? Call Jean Hedren, Edina Realty 218-590-6634.

 

Sold in 4 days St Croix River fishing and wildlife recreation headquarters. Gordon, WI

This home on the St Croix River, with boating access to the St Croix Flowage, sold in 4 days. Meticulously maintained 2 bedroom 2 bath home features many new updates: flooring, T&G pine paneling, bathroom fixtures, kitchen counters, sink, appliances, living room window, front and back porches, metal roof, dock.

Boat from the dock to main 1913-acre St Croix Flowage, a popular year round fishing destination lake for northern, bluegill, bass, panfish.

Curious about properties available on the St Croix River or St Croix Flowage? Call Jean Hedren, Edina Realty NW Wisconsin. 218-590-6634. Or, email jeanhedren@edinarealty.com.

Boating Channels on the Eau Claire Chain of Lakes: 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

 

An Artesian Well in Winter (Solon Springs, WI)

This local Solon Springs landmark is located at a boat landing near the north end of Upper Saint Croix Lake. It’s an artesian well that flows constantly, all year round. People often stop here to fill their water jugs with delicious springwater that’s just as icy cold and refreshing in July as it is in January. If you’re hot and thirsty, but nowhere near Solon Springs right now, you can at least settle back and watch the video for a moment.

Finally… To learn about the cabins and lake homes for sale on Upper Saint Croix Lake, give me a call at 218-590-6634. You can also visit my website at www.jeanhedrenrealtor.com. Or, you can reach me at jeanhedren@edinarealty.com.

Just SOLD Lower Eau Claire Lake cabin. 13358 S Urban Rd, Gordon, Wisconsin

Just sold this classic lake cabin on crystal clear Lower Eau Claire Lake, one of the Eau Claire Chain of Lakes in Gordon/Barnes, WI. Perfect sandy summing lake frontage and beautiful view from large cabin windows.

To learn more about the cabins, lake homes, or other real estate for sale in the Gordon and Barnes WI area, give me a call at 218-590-6634. Or you can email me at jeanhedren@edinarealty.com.  Download your free property search app.

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