Gordon Dam Park
The park is 80 acres. The Gordon Dam marks the entrance to the pristine St. Croix National Scenic Riverway. Its flowage and marshes provide excellent habitat for aquatic and terrestrial Northwoods’ wildlife including white-tailed deer, bear, bobcat, snowshoe hare, coyote, red fox, timber wolf, fisher, mink, otter and beaver.
Directions: From Gordon travel west 7 miles on Cty Y. The park and dam are on the west end of the St. Croix Flowage. There is a gravel and paved parking area.
Gazetteer: Page 93, B-5 (prior to 10th edition). | Page 24, D-4 (10th edition).
Amenities: Restrooms, drinking fountain, gravel trails, viewing platform, and visitors center.
Activities: Camping, swimming, biking, and hiking.
Restrictions: Pets must be on leash.
Phone: 715/378-2219 (National Park Service).
Signature Species: Trumpeter Swan, Osprey, Bald Eagle, rails, grebes, vireos, and Common Loons.
Rarities: Trumpeter Swans.
Seasonality: Spring, summer & fall. Hwy. Y may be impassable in winter.
Nearest food & lodging: Solon Springs, 10 miles northeast.