This section is the St. Croix River between the Gordon Dam and the dam at St. Croix Falls, Wisconsin. This stretch of the river is mostly wild country. There are a few bridges and rustic boat landings. Not much else. After escaping from the dam, the river flows west for a bit, then flows southwest for most of this section. It turns to the south, then southeast before reaching the dam at St. Croix Falls, Wisconsin.

Like it! Yes—the way I'd like a hot stove if I was to set on it long enough. No, Tom, I won't be rich, and I won't live in them cussed smothery houses. I like the woods, and the river, and hogsheads, and I'll stick to 'em, too.

     - Mark Twain, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn