Drone video of Bond and Leader Lakes

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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.

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Just Sold: 15690 South Bond Leader Lake Road, Wascott, WI.

Just Sold: 15690 South Bond Leader Lake Road, Wascott, WI.

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

I love this home’s design and its views of Leader Lake—which is just steps from its front door . I’m betting its new owners will love waking up to that view every morning.

To learn more about the homes, cabins, and recreational properties that are still available in this part of Northwest Wisconsin, please visit Jean Hedren, 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.


SOLD Clear Leader Lake, Douglas County WI. 3 BR year round chalet. 15690 S Bond Leader Lake Rd, Wascott, WI

SOLD Leader Lake chalet. 15690 S Bond Leader Lake Rd, Wascott, WI

15690 S Bond Leader Lake Rd, Wascott, WI.

MLS: 870774

Call Jean Hedren, Edina Realty, at 218-590-6634 to arrange a showing.

Year-round custom-built 3 bedroom home on one of NW Wisconsin’s clearest lakes. Leader Lake is 160 acres with 56′ depth, and limited public access. Level sandy beach front is perfect for all ages to enjoy. Bright, open concept with floor to ceiling windows to enjoy the lake view. Lakeside deck and enclosed porch. This property features perfect lake fun with very little yard maintenance. Your getaway is a quick 2.5 hour drive from Minneapolis/St Paul, 1.5 hours from Eau Claire, less than an hour from Superior/Duluth.

Leader Lake

Bright open living space


160-acre Leader Lake, Wascott, WI

160-acre Leader Lake, Wascott, WI

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Boating channel from Leader Lake to Bond Lake. Wascott, WI.

Double your boating and fishing fun. Boating channel from Leader Lake to Bond Lake. Wascott, WI.

Homes and cabins for sale in Wascott, WI lakes and recreation area.

Search homes and cabins for sale in Wascott, WI lakes and recreation area.

Check out  the Wascott WI lakes area. Lakes include Bond, Leader, Whitefish, Red, Crystal, and many others. Located in southern Douglas County, located less than an hour from Superior/Duluth and 2.5 hours from Minneapolis/St Paul.

Looking for a home or cabin in the lakes area of Wascott Wisconsin? Jean Hedren, Edina Realty, Wascott, WI. www.JeanHedren.com