Catfish Lake
    Eagle River - 8 minutes
Clarity: 5.6 ft Avg Depth: 12 ft Max Depth: 30 ft Size: 978 Acres Type: Drainage Access: Public
   Catfish Lake is one of the most popular lakes on the Eagle River Chain of Lakes. It has been a popular vacation destination for many years and was one of the original up north hot spots. The lake has good fishing and is very popular for going out for all day cruises on the boat.
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   CATFISH LAKE NOSTALGIC - This stunning spot on Catfish lake is the perfect setting for you to enjoy everything lake life offers. This historic spot has been home to the current family for decades. Built at the turn of the century it was developed at a time when people knew what entertaining, quality & privacy really were. It offers over 3 acres of land, 175 ft of frontage, stunning lake views from all the gathering places in this home, gorgeous frontage & the perfect lakeside play area including a gazebo! You could not duplicate this setting today! It has a main home & 2 guest studios w/bathrooms perfect for you & all the extended family that will come. This home has more charm than anything currently out there with arched entryways, loads of knotty pine, 2 fireplaces, a stunning lakeside sun room, a modern COOKS kitchen with it's own fireplace, a WET boat house, a Gazebo, a well landscaped yard/park & so much more. This is a must see for the buyer that appreciates landmark estates.
  • Price: $675,000
  • Finished Sq Ft: 2405
  • Eagle River/8 mins

   Year round 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom Catfish Lake home in the heart of the Eagle River Chain of lakes. The home has a great flow with an open kitchen, dining, living room and many windows looking out at the lake. There are also two bedrooms and an updated bathroom on the main level. The walkout lower level is completely finished and has two more bedrooms, bathroom, laundry, and family room. There are wood burning fireplaces on each level. The home has natural gas, high speed cable internet, and hydronic baseboard heat. The kitchen has been recently updated and the well and septic are fairly new as well. There are two detached garages on the property as well as a small storage shed by the lake shore. There is a big open yard with lots of area to play and easy access to the lakeside fire pit. Great location just minutes from restaurants, grocery store, snowmobiles trails, and all the conveniences of Eagle River.
  • Price: $475,000
  • Finished Sq Ft: 2500
  • Eagle River/8 mins

   4 Bedroom, 2 Bath home on the Eagle River Chain! The cedar sided home features an open concept design with a lovely great room/kitchen with fireplace. The home offers almost 1700 sq. ft. of well cared for living space. There is a great screened porch to enjoy your summers! It sits on 151' of frontage and a very private 2.28 acres. The home sits near the end of the road and has a long and private paved driveway. A permanent pier is already in place with a boat slip. The home has been used as a rental and has a great rental history!
  • Price: $439,000
  • Finished Sq Ft: 1698
  • Eagle River/8 mins

   Remarkable spot! Level sand frontage on one of the most sought after lakes in the Northwoods, Catfish Lake. It is on the Chain of 28 Lakes. The property consists of 2 cabins. The main cabin offers 3 bedrooms and 1.5 baths. It is 936 sq. ft., is air conditioned and sits very close to the lake. The second cabin offers 2 bedrooms, 1 bath and 720 sq. ft. Both offer full kitchens. Other features of the property include new electrical wiring, new plumbing, and a new concrete patio. Both cabins are on new foundations and there is a new septic system in place. Both cabins have steel roofs and cedar siding and the property is nicely landscaped. There is a lakeside fire pit and there are two piers. The frontage is level and sandy. It is in great shape and is the perfect place on the Chain of 28 Lakes!
  • Price: $398,000
  • Finished Sq Ft: 936
  • Eagle River/8 mins

   CATFISH LAKE HOME - Here is your opportunity to get on one of the most sought-after lakes in the area. Inventory is low and getting a move-in ready home on either Catfish or Cranberry Lakes on the Eagle River Chain is a near impossible feat these days. The 2,000 sq. ft. 3 BR & 2 BA home has had many recent updates in the last couple years, including: new roofs on the home and garage, new doors, sliding glass doors, windows, fridge, stove w/exhaust fan, sunroom carpeting, & crawl space plumbing. It includes a Master BR Suite w/private BA, 2 additional BRs, another full BA, charming brick fireplace, multiple walkway decks, pier and a 1,400 sq. ft. 5 car garage. One of the best features of this home, however, is the enclosed porch w/a wall of sliding glass doors facing the lake. It sits on 1.9 acres with 130' of level frontage in a quiet bay with great water views and without a lot of boat traffic. Also zoned for weekly rentals!
  • Price: $339,000
  • Finished Sq Ft: 1915
  • Eagle River/8 mins

   Eagle River Chain of Lakes Home! With more than 100 feet of level frontage on CATFISH LAKE from the home.This home sits on over an acre of land with an irregularly shaped lot which allows for about 189 feet of frontage along HWY 45. The oversized two car garage (28x30) is well lite and has large workbenches, the garage also has a lower level storage area on the lake side. This home has been lived in year round for nearly 50 years by the same family so there is plenty of stuff that has collected over the years and could use some updating. The home does have a fairly open living floor plan with a stone faced fireplace and picture windows in the Living and dining rooms.
  • Price: $325,000
  • Finished Sq Ft: 1296
  • Eagle River/8 mins

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   Build your castle on Catfish Lake. Here is your opportunity to get on the famous Eagle River Chain. 160' of hard sand frontage and 1.89 wooded , rolling acres. West facing for those amazing sunset views. Just minutes from Eagle River.

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Size Shoreline Clarity Water Color
978 Acres 10.64 Miles Cloudy Brown
Max Depth Average Depth Lake Access Lake Type
30 Ft 12 Ft Public Drainage
Fishing Fish Species Bottom Material Boat Activity
Good Variety Mostly Sand High
Lake Restrictions Public Launch Noise Level Lake Grade
Boating / Fishing Yes Above Average A


High Speed Internet Natural Gas Cell Coverage Home Density
Yes Yes Good Average
Township School District Tax Rate / $1000 Rentals on Lake
Lincoln Northland Pines $8.60 Yes


Closest Towns: Distance to Town:
Eagle River7 mins
Three Lakes16 mins
Nearby Grocery Stores: Distance:
Pick 'n Save12 mins
Trig's9 mins
Roads Around Lake: Closest Hospital:
Average Eagle River / 12 mins
Nearby Biking/Walking/Skiing Trails:
No trails real close to the lake, but there are many trails within ten to fifteen minutes of Catfish.
Nearby Paddling Routes:
The Eagle River / Three Lakes Chain of Lakes offers days and days of paddling opportunities
Nearby ATV Trails:
The Landover ATV trails run along the south side of the lake. It is a vast network of ATV trails that connect Eagle River to Upper Michigan. There are a variety of riding options ranging from paved roads to trails through the national forests. By far the largest ATV trail network in Vilas County.
Nearby Snowmobile Trails:
The Sno-Eagles Trails run across Catfish Lake so there is very easy access to owners. These trails consist of over 100 miles of groomed trails that connect to everywhere you could think of going on a sled in Northern WI or Michigan. Trails are kept in great condition and are a major calling card of the area.