Just Sold Lake Nebagamon home – an easy commute from Duluth and Superior.

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To learn more about this home on a quiet corner of Lake Nebagamon, click Lake Nebagamon Home.

To arrange a showing, call (218) 590-6634.  E-mail: jeanhedren@edinarealty.com.

My blog and website: www.JeanHedrenRealtor.com.

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Where in the World is 14088 E Sunny Shores Drive?

This charming northwest Wisconsin lake home is located on a quiet corner of Lower Eau Claire Lake, not far from where the Eau Claire River exits the lake and flows westward to join the Saint Croix River at Gordon.  It includes a guest cabin, boathouse, and large detached garage.

To see exactly where 14088 E Sunny Shores Drive is located, and to enjoy brief but spectacular drone footage of the home and its setting on the Eau Claire Chain of Lakes, just click on the video.

To learn more about this beautiful lake home and its guest cabin, click Lower Eau Claire Lake home.

To arrange a showing, 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.

The Secret Passageway Between Bond Lake and Leader Lake, Wascott WI

The Secret Passageway Between Bond Lake and Leader Lake, Wascott, WI

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 that channel? Here’s the answer for Bond Lake and Leader Lake, a pair of lakes in southern Douglas County. Although each has its own character, both of these deep, clear lakes are often mentioned together as one hyphenated name. There’s even a Bond Leader Lake Road in the neighborhood.

Leader Lake is a limited-access lake; its only public access is by canoe or kayak from a carry-in landing just off Bass Lake Road. Or, you can launch your boat on Bond Lake and follow the channel that connects the two lakes.

So here it is… The no-longer-secret passageway from Bond Lake to Leader Lake, complete with a few photos showing what you can expect. If you’re starting from Bond Lake, you’ll find the channel at the far northern end of the lake. If you’re starting from Leader Lake, the channel begins at the western basin’s southwestern corner—just south of the canoe landing. At normal water levels it’s navigable by canoe, kayak, fishing boat, and even pontoon. One or two spots are quite shallow, so proceed with caution.

And by the way… If you’d like to see a home on either of these two lakes, please don’t hesitate to give me a call. Jean Hedren, Edina Realty NW Wisconsin at 218-590-6634.

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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