Eagle River

   Eagle River is the original vacation and retirement destination in Northern Wisconsin. It has the conveniences of big grocery stores and a hospital, but it feels like an old town pulled off the cover of a postcard. Main street hasn't changed a ton (appearance wise anyway) over the years and still consists of small specialty stores instead of store of the big box variety. The Eagle River/Three Lakes Chain of Lakes is the world's largest freshwater lake chain with 28 lakes connected together. This was one of features that first drew vacationers to the area. It has a year round population of 1,419 and is a compact 3.20 square miles. With it's interconnected network of lakes and rivers, Eagle River made an ideal place to settle back in the old days and was the home of the first permanent Indian settlement in the Northwoods. The town was named in 1853 for the abundance of eagles on the river. Eagle River has been known as the "snowmobile capital of the world" where for 50 years the World Champion Snow Derby has been held. Eagle River has a really informative website where you can find more information about this wonderful Wisconsin town.

Grocery Stores: Location:
Trigs East Side
Pick n' Save North Side
Country Store of Eagle River Downtown
Closest Hospital:
Ascension Eagle River - North side of town.
Nearby Bike Trails:
Anvil Lake Trail - A twelve mile biking/walking/skiing/snowshoeing route with varying terrain and difficulties. Bathrooms are available and a fee is required as it is part of the State Park System.

Eagle River - Land O'Lakes Bike Route - A 22 mile route the connects Eagle River to Land O'Lakes. The route is on the road so you should be sure to watch for vehicles. The roads are back roads and wind through pretty Northwoods forests.

Nicolet North Trails - The Nicolet North Trails are also part of the National Forest. There is a fee required. The trail system is fast and kept groomed for cross country skiing. This trail system connects to the Anvil Lake Trail.

Three Eagle Trail - A crushed limestone trail that connects Eagle River to Three Lakes. Great for walking, biking, cross country skiing and more. The trail meanders through various terrains and through the forests of Vilas County. A very nice trail.

Nearby Hiking/Cross Country Skiing Trails:
Anvil Lake Trail - See Above. The Anvil Lake Trails are multi-purpose trails.

Three Eagle Trails - Also a multi-purpose trail system.

Nicolet North Trails - Another multi-purpose trail system. See above for details

Blackjack Springs Wilderness Trail - This trail runs through the 5800 acre Blackjack Wilderness area and allows exploration of the four large springs that form the Headwaters of Blackjack Creek. It is located 7 miles northeast of town.

Franklin Lake Trail - A one mile trail along the "Avenue of Giants" between Butternut and Franklin Lakes. Some trees along this route are up to 400 years old. A parking sticker is required here.

Hidden Lakes Trail - A 13 mile walking and snowshoeing trail that goes around Butternut Lake and has a camping area for overnight hikes. The trail goes past many small lakes offering an opportunity to connect with the tranquil nature of the northwoods.

Mud Minnow Lake Trail - A 2.8 mile segment of the Vilas County Forest Trail System that winds through the deep woods of Vilas County. Not very accessible in the winter.

Snipe Lake and Ewald Lake Trails - An extensive 16.4 mile trail system with a variety of terrain. In the winter, many parts of the trail are inaccessible because roads aren't plowed and some parts of the trail are used as snowmobile trails.

Tara Lila Trails - Up to ten miles of trails on private land west of Clearwater Lake. These natural surface trails traverse uneven ground through a variety of ecosystems.

Nearby Paddling Routes:
WI River Centennial Trail Trip Two - A 23 mile paddle that takes about 9 hours from beginning to end of this segment. It goes from the River Road landing to the beginning of the Rainbow Flowage. There are some portages by the dams
Nearby ATV Trails:
Landover ATV Club Trails - 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:
Sno-Eagles Trails - 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.

Three Lakes - A twelve minute drive from downtown Eagle River will take you to downtown Three Lakes. Three Lakes is a great little town. It was voted best town in America in a Disney vote a few years back. The town has a mom and pop feel and is quite cozy. There are a few places in town to grab a bite to eat, a great little bakery and my favorite, an ice cream shop. You won't feel anything other than welcomed by the great people of this little town. For the wine lovers out there, don't miss the chance to check out the Three Lakes Winery.

Saint Germain - A fifteen minute drive from Eagle River will bring you to St. Germain. St. Germain is another smaller northwoods town. It has quite a few places to eat in town, a grocery store, some rental places and a few hotels. There are also activities happening around the town all year round.

Clearwater Lake - Clearwater Lake is the home of Gold Bar Realty, Aroma's restaurant, and to some really nice people. It's basically a map dot on HWY 45 but is located just five miles from both Eagle River and Three Lakes so it is has location working in its favor.

Sugar Camp - Sugar Camp is thirteen miles south of Eagle River on HWY 17. There are a few bar and grill places in town as well as the White Stag, which has some really good food.

Conover - Fourteen miles north of Eagle River on HWY 45 lies Conover. Conover is another map dot town, but it has gas and bait and can come in handy if you live north of Eagle River and need something small. It saves some drive time.

Times are approximate. I just took the time from the center of town.
Homes for Sale:

Cranberry Lake
Cranberry Lake house picture
Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 5.0
Sq Ft: 4,927
Eagle River

   This magnificent estate on the 28 lake Eagle River/Three Lakes Chain of Lakes is the epitome of luxury and superior construction. Boasting almost 5,000 sq. ft. of living space on the main level,this vintage inspired main home designed by renowned architect Wade…

Voyageur Lake
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Bedrooms: 11
Bathrooms: 9.0
Sq Ft: 7,859
Eagle River

   Whispering Pine Lodge on the Eagle River Chain! Stunning, 11 bdrm/11 bth home with sand frontage, this property has everything you could ever dream of! Inside you will find an expansive grt room w/ 30 ft high ceilings,a striking gas FP and 3 season room,which a…

Cranberry Lake
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Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 5.0
Sq Ft: 4,927
Eagle River

   Stunning Cranberry Lake property part of the 28 Lake Eagle River/Three Lakes Chain of Lakes. Boasting almost 5,000 sq. ft. of living space on the main level, this vintage inspired home designed by renowned architect Wade Weismann and completed by local craftsme…

Catfish Lake
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Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 3.0
Sq Ft: 4,028
Eagle River

   Luxury Log Home on Catfish Lake! Welcome home to this 4,000 sq ft, 4 bedroom/3 bath home with over 500' of meandering lake frontage on the Eagle River Chain. Hand-scribed northern White Pine Logs and 3/4" pine floors create a classic Northwoods lodge feel. Cozy…

Long Lake
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Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 3.0
Sq Ft: 2,936
Three Lakes

   This is truly a legacy property! Travel up the meandering driveway through the private treelined acreage that opens up to a spectacular panoramic view on the point. A lakefront destination offering 1614ft. of level waterfront and custom built 4 bedroom home. Th…

North Twin Lake
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Bedrooms: 5
Bathrooms: 3.5
Sq Ft: 2,348

   Embrace lakeside luxury on 14.8 acres with 253' of sand/gravel frontage on the coveted North Twin Lake – a Class A1 Musky playground. This estate boasts a 3bed, 2.5bath main house, a 2bed, 1bath guest cabin, RV hookups, dry boat house, and a 60x32 toy barn whic…

Long Lake (P)
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   Opportunity to own this custom built home. Quality through and through this home exudes Northwoods charm with custom hand made shades and electrical covers. Great Room with Stone fireplace, cathedral timber ceilings and views from the wall to wall windows overl…

Lake of the Hills
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Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 4.5
Sq Ft: 4,624

   With scenic lake views, this spacious hand-scribed log and timber-frame home provides the ultimate “Northwoods experience”. Less than ten minutes from Eagle River, this private one-of-a-kind property is bordered by the Vilas County Forest. An ideal retreat for …

Stormy Lake
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   This exceptional 5 bedroom / 3 bathroom Northwoods Executive home, with additional 2 bedroom/1 bathroom guest cottage, is located on popular Stormy Lake (522 acres) near Conover, WI. The home has many outstanding features including Updated Kitchen Cabinets coun…

Otter Lake
Otter Lake house picture
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 1.5
Sq Ft: 1,968
Eagle River

   Beautiful 3 bedroom ranch on the Eagle River Chain of Lakes (Otter Lake)-spacious interior - 1950 square feet+, as well as the exterior 187' wooded lot, which as a bonus, is adjacent to a 33' wooded abandoned easement. ALL SPELLS PRIVACY! Interior has a firepla…

Arbutus Lake
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   This exceptional property you will be proud to call "home". This 4 BR two story home offers over 3286 sq ft. finished space, includes a full walkout basement , screen room, 23 x 14 bonus room, three car garage, shed, and wrap around deck overlooking the lake. A…

Spectacle Lake
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   Lake life at it’s finest! Tucked back on a dead-end road, this home will provide you all the peace and tranquility you are looking for. The prime location on the tip of the peninsula allows you to enjoy the beauty of the BOTH the sunrise and the sunset. Walk in…

Little Tamarack Flowage
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Bedrooms: 5
Bathrooms: 3.0
Sq Ft: 3,152

   Searching for serenity? Newly remodeled 5BR, 3BA year round home on the Tamarack Flowage, known for great fishing and lots of wildlife; part of a 3-lake chain including Baker, Spring Lakes and Tamarack Flowage. You'll find Vilas County Forest land in your back …

Nelson Lake
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   Rarely does a property on Nelson Lake become available. So, check out this charming full log cabin resting on the shores of this private lake boasting 104 acres of crystal-clear waters and sandy swimming frontage. Enjoy breathtaking southeastern views from the …

Tambling Lake
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Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 1.5
Sq Ft: 1,381
Eagle River

   What a fabulous opportunity to own your own little peace of lakeside tranquility. This adorable cottage is ready to occupy and/or use as a short term rental. Located on your own private lake with 265' of sandy frontage situated on 4.37 acres. The home has been …

Big Sand Lake
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Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 1.0
Sq Ft: 1,375

   Big Sand Lake (1427 acres) Home on 19.5 acres with 416 ft frontage is at a very affordable price! This 6 year old 2 bedroom/1 bath ranch home has a huge 2 car attached garage, and is 1375 square feet with vaulted ceilings. The sun deck faces east for great morn…

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Lots for Sale:

Clearwater Lake
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Acres: 2.9
Eagle River
Frontage: 451
Shoreline: Sand

   Clearwater Lake Club - Lots 157 - 159. Stunning wooded parcel with 451' of sand frontage, nearly 3 acres, and water views in three directions. Perfect gradual slope and gently rolling land to be utilized for a walkout lower level. Located in a very private sect…

Clearwater Lake
Clearwater Lake lot picture
Acres: 2.2
Eagle River
Frontage: 418
Shoreline: Sand

   Clearwater Lake Club - Lots 163 - 165. End-of-the-road privacy on a peninsula lot with lake frontage on two separate lakes. To the north is Clearwater Lake where you will enjoy over 400' of sand frontage and fantastic views of the bay. To the south there is qui…

Long Lake
Long Lake lot picture
Acres: 1.2
Three Lakes
Frontage: 105
Shoreline: Sand

   Here is your chance to get on the famous Three Lakes/Eagle River Chain of 28 connecting lakes! Level frontage with a cute little peninsula that juts out into the lake giving you a nice little area for hanging out and enjoying water views on 3 sides! Beautiful s…

Long Lake
Long Lake lot picture
Acres: 1.4
Three Lakes
Frontage: 105
Shoreline: Sand

   28 connecting lakes!!! Do not pass on the opportunity to build your dream home on level, sandy frontage on the famous Three Lakes/Eagle River Chain of Lakes. The lot has a gradual incline to road allowing for that desired walk-out lower level. A brand new black…

Clearwater Lake
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Acres: 1.5
Eagle River
Frontage: 150
Shoreline: Sand

   Clearwater Lake Club - #66: SELLER FINANCING available. Dream lot for a dream home. 150' of sandy shoreline with a very gradual approach to the lake. The ideal lot also comes with ideal sunset views. The lot has some woods but is mostly cleared for building. Gr…

Spectacle Lake
Spectacle Lake lot picture
Acres: 1.6
Frontage: 154
Shoreline: Sand,

   Beautiful Lot on Spectacle Lake! The driveway is in, detached 28' x 32' heated garage is built, the well is drilled and 3 bedroom septic is installed. This lot is dream home ready! At the shoreline, you will find 154' of sandy swimming frontage, and a great spo…

North Twin Lake
North Twin Lake lot picture
Acres: 1.7
Frontage: 165
Shoreline: Sand,

   It's time to fulfill your lakefront dreams. Awaiting your building plans is a private wooded setting with hilltop view overlooking 2788 acre North Twin Lake. North Twin Lake is a high quality lake with excellent depth and clarity that is known for it's excellen…

Carpenter Lake
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Acres: 2.6
Eagle River
Frontage: 254

   Carpenter Lake Parcel! This 2.65 acre parcel has over 200 feet of frontage on PRIVATE Carpenter Lake AND over 600' of frontage on a private pond! Lot does have some wetlands but there is plenty of space to build your dream cabin on the water with fantastic sout…

Clearwater Lake
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Acres: 0.9
Three Lakes
Frontage: 100
Shoreline: Weedy

   Clearwater Lake Club - Lot 21. Seller Financing Available! Nestled in a grove of hemlocks is a level building site with southern lake views and a private setting. Access to the lake will require a boardwalk across some bogs and the frontage does have lily pads.…

Big Sand Lake
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Acres: 1.8
Frontage: 200
Shoreline: Rocky,

   200' of shoreline on a 1403 acre lake that is heavily wooded. Build your dream home with walk out basement to view this fabulous lake . You must join Big Lake Sand Club to take advantage of this special property. Make sure you view all documents connected to th…

Silver Lake
Silver Lake lot picture
Acres: 0.8
Eagle River
Frontage: 121

   Location, Location, Location! 121' of frontage on Silver Lake, located just minutes from Downtown Eagle River. Within walking distance to the public beach and the Eagle River/Three Lakes Chain of 28 Lakes boat landing. Gradual slope to the water and Southern Ex…

North Twin Lake
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   This beautiful, 5-acre wooded lot rises high above Briggs Lane for west-facing views of sunsets on North Twin! Location allows quick access to the boat-equipment storage building, lake shore and boat docks. As part of the community of Edgewater Trails, this par…

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Eagle River Lakes:

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Lake Name Access Acres Type Distance Avg Depth Clarity Chain
Lynx Lake (ER) Public 31 Drainage 5 min 8 ft 5.0 ft Eagle River
South Twin Lake Public 642 Drainage 18 min 20 ft 16.5 ft --
Imogene Lake Public 61 Seepage 25 min 20 ft 9.5 ft --
Arbutus Lake Public 58 Seepage 13 min 10 ft 8.0 ft --
Cranberry Lake Public 924 Drainage 10 min 9 ft 4.5 ft Eagle River
Pine Island Lake Private 71 Seepage 14 min 10 ft 6.0 ft --
Long Lake Public 620 Drainage 13 min 13 ft 5.5 ft Three Lakes
Yellow Birch Lake Public 192 Drainage 5 min 11 ft 5.1 ft Eagle River
Eagle Lake Public 572 Drainage 7 min 16 ft 6.0 ft Eagle River
Lower Buckatabon Lake Public 378 Drainage 21 min 8 ft 11.0 ft --
Sunset Lake Semi-Private 207 Seepage 13 min 15 ft 17.5 ft --
Sevenmile Lake Public 518 Drainage 21 min 19 ft 8.5 ft --
Spirit Lake (ER) Semi-Private 80 Seepage 10 min 7 ft 12.3 ft --
Anvil Lake Public 377 Seepage 16 min 19 ft 10.0 ft --
Aldridge Lake Semi-Private 142 Drainage 12 min 6 ft 4.0 ft --
Spectacle Lake Public 166 Seepage 30 min 12 ft 12.0 ft --
Eagle River Public 5 None 4 min 5 ft None ft Eagle River
Sugar Camp Lake Public 519 Seepage 17 min 15 ft 13.0 ft --
Camp Twelve Lake Semi-Private 74 Seepage 12 min 7 ft 8.1 ft --
Kathan Lake Public 214 Drainage 12 min 6 ft 1.8 ft --
Voyageur Lake Public 134 Drainage 6 min 7 ft 3.6 ft Eagle River
Duck Lake Public 106 Drainage 4 min 7 ft 5.0 ft Eagle River
Tambling Lake Public 172 Spring 8 min 7 ft 10.5 ft --
Nelson Lake Public 104 Seepage 14 min 20 ft 21.0 ft --
Long Lake (P) Public 872 Drainage 27 min 30 ft 12.0 ft --
Catfish Lake Public 978 Drainage 8 min 12 ft 4.2 ft Eagle River
Bass Lake Semi-Private 266 Spring 10 min 7 ft 11.5 ft --
Columbus Lake Public 677 Drainage 22 min 15 ft 3.5 ft --
Boot Lake Public 284 Drainage 15 min 9 ft 4.0 ft --
Pioneer Lake Public 429 Drainage 16 min 12 ft 10.0 ft --
Manuel Lake Public 77 Seepage 26 min 5 ft 7.5 ft --
Muskellunge Lake (C) Public 272 Drainage 14 min 9 ft 5.5 ft --
North Twin Lake Public 2871 Drainage 22 min 28 ft 16.5 ft --
Teepee Lake Public 62 Drainage 11 min 10 ft 7.1 ft --
Torch Lake Public 39 Seepage 12 min 7 ft 7.0 ft --
Big Sand Lake Public 1427 Drainage 33 min 16 ft 10.5 ft --
Carpenter Lake Public 339 Seepage 11 min 10 ft 9.0 ft --
Dewey Lake Public 48 Seepage 27 min 6 ft 8.0 ft --
Upper Buckatabon Lake Public 493 Drainage 20 min 20 ft 12.0 ft --
Finger Lake Public 87 Seepage 11 min 14 ft 10.5 ft --
Lake of the Hills Public 61 Drainage 6 min 5 ft 5.5 ft --
Watersmeet Lake Public 77 Drainage 7 min 5 ft 3.0 ft Eagle River
Indian Lake Public 397 Spring 17 min 11 ft 15.0 ft --
Deerskin Lake Public 301 Spring 15 min 6 ft 8.0 ft --
Meta Lake Public 175 Seepage 9 min 13 ft 13.5 ft --
Snipe Lake Public 216 Seepage 13 min 10 ft 13.5 ft --
Otter Lake Public 174 Drainage 9 min 12 ft 7.0 ft Eagle River
Silver Lake Public 57 Seepage 4 min 8 ft 9.0 ft --
Butternut Lake Public 1246 Spring 33 min 25 ft 18.0 ft --
Stormy Lake Public 523 Seepage 18 min 33 ft 24.0 ft --
Dollar Lake Public 107 Seepage 7 min 7 ft 8.5 ft --
Hunter Lake Public 175 Seepage 22 min 17 ft 12.5 ft --
Little Tamarack Flowage Public 236 Drainage 27 min 7 ft 7.0 ft --
Harmony Lake Public 77 Seepage 15 min 6 ft 8.0 ft --
Marshall Lake Public 90 Drainage 27 min 8 ft 9.5 ft --
Lower Ninemile Lake Public 849 Drainage 18 min 6 ft 6.5 ft --
Pickerel Lake Public 293 Drainage 17 min 12 ft 9.0 ft --
Range Line Lake Public 60 Seepage 11 min 6 ft 4.0 ft --
Scattering Rice Lake Public 263 Drainage 10 min 8 ft 4.3 ft Eagle River
Kentuck Lake Public 1001 Drainage 26 min 13 ft 9.1 ft --
Franklin Lake (F) Public 839 Drainage 28 min 19 ft 20.0 ft --
Clearwater Lake Private 358 Spring 6 min 22 ft 16.5 ft --