Beautiful fall day in the Gordon WI neighborhood

I’m lucky to live in this beautiful Gordon Wisconsin. Here are a few scenes from my neighborhood.

Classic lake cabin on Lower Eau Claire Lake, Gordon, WI

This appealing midcentury cabin on Lower Eau Claire Lake, Gordon, WI  features 109′ of level sandy lake frontage that’s perfect for swimming and fishing. And, by the way, the cabin is pretty nice too. Comfortable, open living area with gas fireplace and bathroom that includes a dry sauna. Guest cabin offers additional sleeping room. Two cabins, one affordable price.

Curious to see more? Call Jean Hedren, NW Wisconsin Realtor, at 218-590-6634.

The Amazing Miniature Lock-And-Dam Between Middle Eau Claire Lake and Lower Eau Claire Lake

The Amazing Miniature Lock-And-Dam Between Middle Eau Claire Lake and Lower Eau Claire Lake

Renovated lock and dam between Middle Eau Claire and Lower Eau Claire Lakes (Barnes, Wisconsin)

One of my favorite local attractions is this miniature, fully functional lock and dam that allows canoes, kayaks, and small fishing boats to travel between Middle Eau Claire Lake and Lower Eau Claire Lake. Impatient paddlers just portage around it; that’s generally quicker than waiting for the lock to fill or empty.

But this tiny lock and dam is still quite an amazing bit of infrastructure. At the time it was built, most anglers were satisfied with smaller boats and motors. Back then, this lock and dam was big enough to simultaneously lock through two normal-sized fishing boats. Lately it’s been showing its age, and it recently underwent major repairs and renovations. So here’s a fresh video of our minty-fresh lock and dam.
It’s easy to miss if you’re not looking for it. It’s right under the bridge on South Shore Road, just a short distance off County Road Y. So the next time you’re in Barnes, check it out.

And by the way… If you’d like to call this neighborhood home, then please don’t hesitate to get in touch. I’d be glad to help you find the lake home or cabin of your dreams. Jean Hedren, Edina Realty, Barnes, WI.

3 Great Gordon gravel bike routes videos. Think Spring and great outdoor biking in NW Wisconsin

Enjoy three videos of bike routes in Gordon Wisconsin recreation area. Outdoor biking season begins soon.

  • Burma Rd,
  • Crotte Brook Rd,
  • Twin Bridges Rd.

Lower Eau Claire and Minong Flowage Construction Updates

Lower Eau Claire and Minong Flowage Construction Updates

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As of September 4, Mooney Dam is still under repairs. (This dam is located at the outlet of Lower Eau Claire Lake.) Although the above sign pretty much tells the story, I want to emphasize that the boat landing IS open weekends and evenings during construction. Also noteworthy: because the repairs are being completed behind temporary coffer dams, it hasn’t been necessary to draw down the water levels on Middle Eau Claire Lake.

dam 3 dam 4

It looks as though repairs are well underway.


But anyone using this picnic site over Labor Day weekend will need to share…

And a backhoe is still parked across the road. Apparently there’s some digging left to be done.


Meanwhile, over on the Minong Flowage, the Smith Bridge Road bridge replacement is also progressing nicely.

bridge 1 bridge 2

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Work began in July, and is expected to be complete in late October.


If you’re one of those skeptics tempted to drive around the sign that says “Bridge Out,” don’t do that. They’re not kidding. But if all goes well, the new one should be finished in another six or eight weeks.