Awesome autumn in Gordon WI

Here are some scenes from around Gordon, WI,  St Croix Flowage, St Croix River. I’m lucky to live in this beautiful part of NW Wisconsin.

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

The Source of the Saint Croix River (Solon Springs, WI)

Near Solon Springs, Wisconsin, the Saint Croix River begins as a small creek flowing from a wetland area just north of Upper Saint Croix Lake. From this same wetland, another small stream flows northward toward Lake Superior. That trickle eventually becomes the Brule River, a world-famous destination for paddlers and anglers.

Imagine a single raindrop that falls precisely in the center of this headwaters area and strikes the edge of a certain alder leaf. After the raindrop splits in two, its northern half travels down the Brule and through all of the Great Lakes before eventually ending up in the Atlantic. Its southern half travels down the Saint Croix River and the Mississippi all the way to Gulf of Mexico. (In theory. In reality, of course, it’s all one big sponge that leaks from both ends.)

The best way to explore this special place without becoming trapped in hip-deep mud while being attacked by bloodthirsty mosquitos? Dress warmly and hike in on a January morning when the temperature is below zero. Or, if that’s not for you, then just sit back and enjoy the video.

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 Or, you can reach me at

Featured Gordon, Wascott, Barnes, Minong WI lakes and rivers videos

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Some photos of the July 2016 NW Wisconsin flood

The new Minong Flowage dam is working hard.

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Narrows Trail at Gilmore Lake.

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Looking downstream on the Totogatic River.

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St Croix River at West Mail Rd.

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Upper St Croix Lake.

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Near the End of St Croix Rd and the Beginning of St Croix River, Gordon, WI

saint-croix-river-1-copyright-jean-hedren.jpgI’m excited about this new listing just upstream from Gordon, Wisconsin. It’s a rare opportunity—a perfect building site located on a hidden, little-known stretch of the Saint Croix River.

For almost two miles the river widens, slows, and is navigable by pontoons and small fishing boats. There’s almost no current, and fishing pressure is relatively light. Downstream, the river narrows, quickens, and then flows under U.S. 53 and into the Gordon/St Croix Flowage. Upstream, it’s narrower and shallower, too. But for canoeists and kayakers looking for a workout, it’s possible to paddle upstream all the way to Solon Springs. With a short portage, it’s also possible to paddle up Ox Creek into Lower Ox Lake.

This stretch of the river is relatively quiet—unless, as on this particular afternoon, there’s a flock of trumpeter swans in the front yard. They don’t call them trumpeters for nothing.

Trumpeter swans

Below, I’ve included a few more photos. If you like what you see, and if you’d like to see this view out your front window every day, then give me a call. Jean Hedren, Edina Realty, Gordon, WI. 218-590-6634.

For more details and photos of this property: 0 St Croix Rd, Gordon, WI. 


2 BR chalet on St Croix River – 9748 E Acorn Dr, Gordon, WI.

2 BR home for sale on St Croix River at Gordon, WI.

New price: 2 BR chalet 9748 E Acorn Dr, Gordon, WI. $192,000

This chalet is surrounded by tall pines on 2.08 acres on the St Croix River just upstream from Gordon, WI. Ideal retirement home or private riverfront getaway on one of the Upper Midwest’s most desirable paddling rivers. Paddle upstream to the headwaters at Lake St Croix or downstream to the St Croix Flowage. Great location – just minutes from Gordon and easy commuting to Superior/Duluth, Minong, Hayward, or Spooner. Only 2.5 hours from Minneapolis/St Paul, 1.5 hours from Eau Claire.

Homes for sale in Gordon, WI

Gordon/Wascott WI lakes and recreation area board just added on Pinterest.

New Gordon/Wascott WI lakes and recreation area board just added on Pinterest.

The Gordon/St Croix Flowage – Largest lake in Douglas County WI offers great fishing and boating!

One of the best-kept secrets in northwestern Wisconsin is the Gordon/St Croix Flowage.

This lake is large and can handle a fair number of boaters and fishing enthusiasts with plenty of room and lots of enjoyment for everyone. Even at the busiest time of year, this lake never feels crowded. I’m lucky to live on this wonderful lake.

With its 29 miles of meandering shoreline, this 1900-acre flowage is one of the most pristine, quiet lakes remaining in Northwestern Wisconsin. Most of its shoreline is public land that’s unlikely to ever be developed—partly because it’s protected, and partly because it’s low-lying ground that wouldn’t be suitable for development anyway.
Although much of the lake is quite shallow, water quality is good—and so’s the fishing. Abundant structure and aquatic vegetation make the Flowage problematic for water-skiers, but a paradise for anglers, pontooners, and paddlers.

Because the Flowage is relatively undisturbed, you’ll see abundant wildlife. Several pairs of loons, eagles, and ospreys nest here. Please enjoy them from a distance.

What’s in a name?
Our flowage is sometimes called the Gordon Flowage, and sometimes the Saint Croix Flowage—not to be confused with Upper Saint Croix Lake, which is upstream a few miles at Solon Springs. For clarity, it’s sometimes referred to as the Gordon-Saint Croix Flowage. Most days, we just call it “The Flowage.”

What the heck’s a flowage?
If you’re not from the area, this term may be a little mysterious. It’s used to describe the lake formed upstream from a dam. Our flowage was formed by the Gordon Dam. Even before the dam was built, however, a slightly smaller lake formed here naturally.

Welcome to the lake. Enjoy your stay.

3 BR Upper St Croix River home. 13811 S St Croix Rd, Gordon, WI. Outstanding value $169,000

3 BR home for sale on St Croix River. 13811 S St Croix Rd, Gordon, WI. Outstanding value – $169,000

Paddle beautiful Upper St Croix River from your front yard.

Outstanding riverfront home on the St Croix River. 3+ bedroom home is ideal for a growing family, retirement home, or your river getaway. Quiet and scenic location with 117′ of level elevation and sandy river bottom. Home is completely remodeled with new kitchen, metal roof, newer furnace, and more. Watch eagles, birds, and lots of wildlife from the large deck or your livingroom window. 32 x 26′ 2-car garage with 9′ doors. Great location on the upper St Croix River, a renowned paddling destination. Great fishing too. 45-min to Superior/Duluth; 2.5 hours to Minneapolis/St Paul.