Three Lakes

   Three Lakes was voted the best town in America a few years back. It was just an online competition, but it does speak to how nice of a little town this is. The town is steeped in history and has a really comfortable mom and pop feel to it. Most people in Three Lakes are in town to grab a bite to eat, to fill up with gas, or to check out some of the specialty stores. Three Lakes is home to the Three Lakes Chain of Lakes which connects to the Eagle River Chain of Lakes to form the largest freshwater chain of lakes in the world.

Grocery Stores: Location:
Three Lakes Town Market East Side
Closest Hospital:
Ascention Eagle River - Eagle River / 18 minutes north

Ascension St. Mary's - Rhinelander / 26 minutes south
Nearby Biking/Hiking Trails:
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 Cross Country Skiing Trails:
Three Eagle Trail - See above for details. Groomed during the winter.

Nearby Paddling Routes:
No nearby paddling routes but the Three Lakes/Eagle River Chain of Lakes offers days and days of paddling opportunities.
Nearby ATV Trails:
Currently no routes in town, but there are many ATV trails just a little to the north.
Nearby Snowmobile Trails:
Three Lakes Trails - Over 180 miles of groomed trails that takes you all over the northwoods. Like all the other trails up north, the trail system connects to other systems giving you access to anywhere you want to go explore on your sled.
Surrounding Towns:
Eagle River - Eagle River is kind of a sister city to Three Lakes. It is located 10 miles up Hwy 45 and offers some extra modern conveniences (bigger grocery stores, more places to eat, bigger hardware store, etc) that Three Lakes doesn't. With the Eagle River/Three Lakes chain being so big, there are many spots that are almost the same distance to both towns, even if they might be a little closer to Three Lakes on the map.

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.

Times are approximate. I just took the time from the center of town.
Place: Mins: Place: Mins:
Black Forest Pub & Grille    1 Fika Bakery & Coffee    1
Lick A Dee Splitz    1 Grillerz    1
Cindy's Country Cafe    1 Bonnie's Lake Side    3
Sunset Grill    5 Aroma's    5
Pike's Pine Isle Lodge    6 Jake's Bar & Grill    6
Homes for Sale:

Big Stone Lake
$1,500,000
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   Exquisite Craftsman style home on Big Stone Lake on the Three Lakes/Eagle River Chain. Custom built with the finest materials and architectural details. The interior design combines a modern elegance with classic charm. A gourmet kitchen offers an open concept …

Laurel Lake
$1,450,000
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Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 3.5
Sq Ft: 3,240
Three Lakes

   This magnificent full log home on Laurel Lake sits on 5+ acres and 1100 feet of shoreline. With a beautiful western view of Denby Island, picturesque sunsets become the norm. This private setting property features a main home, two detached garages, a boathouse …

Dog Lake
$995,000
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Bedrooms: 5
Bathrooms: 2.0
Sq Ft: 2,148
Three Lakes

   How does 226' of THE MOST PERFECT SAND FRONTAGE you have EVER seen sound to you? You have to see it to believe how perfect this ripple sand is on Dog Lake of the Three Lakes Chain. On top of that, there are 2 cute as a button cottages totaling 5BR/2BA & a HUGE …

Townline Lake (3L)
$985,000
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   This sprawling 3 bedroom, 3 bath ranch home on the Three Lakes Chain is exactly what you’re looking for. Featuring 200 feet of level south facing, sandy frontage on Townline Lake, this 2,900+ square foot home offers two suites with full baths, and walk-in close…

Little Fork Lake
$965,000
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   Hang out on the sandy shores of Little Fork Lake, part of the Three Lakes Chain, in this fabulous home, facing south & embraced by majestic pines. Spend summer days on the lake boating, fishing, kayaking, & swimming. For off water fun, hop on your ATV & go; you…

Big Lake
$725,000
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Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 2.0
Sq Ft: 2,136
Three Lakes

   Million dollar view without the million dollar price tag. The many lakeside windows brings the beauty of the lake to you in the comfort of your chair making this lake home feel like a retreat. The design of the home had family in mind with many sitting and gath…

Little Fork Lake
$659,000
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   One Step to the water! This solid built home is literally on the Lake Shore, 231 feet frontage over-looking beautiful Little Fork Lake on the Three Lakes Chain. No maintenance brick exterior, Natural landscaping and paved driveway make living easy. Main home in…

Maple Lake
$599,000
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   The serenity of the Northwoods is found at this private location on Maple Lake. Tucked into the towering pines at the end of the road, this property has 375 ft of level sandy shoreline that faces west, with amazing sunsets.The home features a large sunroom with…

Island Lake (3L)
$597,000
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Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 2.0
Sq Ft: 1,156
Three Lakes

   Recently renovated and ready to enjoy. This year round 3 bed, 2 bathroom cabin is located on Island Lake - part of the Three Lakes Chain of Lakes. A complete renovation was completed in 2020 - including a new septic, new natural gas furnace, new appliances, mai…

Big Stone Lake
$530,000
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   Looking to be where all the action is? This year-round home may be just for you!! Walk to breakfast lunch or dinner, have great views across Big Stone Lake of the Three Lakes Chain, recreational rentals at your fingertips and your own pier & boatlift too. This …

Planting Ground Lake
$529,000
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   A rare find on Wheeler Island & the Three Lakes Chain of Lakes! This charming 3 bedroom home offers 200 front feet on Planting Ground Lake & a 2-stall WET BOATHOUSE w/electricity & garage doors. With over 1500 square feet of living space, this ranch style home …

Big Lake
$525,000
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   Beautiful sunsets on Big Lake await your arrival, you wont want to miss a single one of them from these vantage points: atop the boat house, patio, or from the lake with its sandy frontage! There is plenty of room for guests and families here in this 4 bedroom …

Planting Ground Lake
$495,000
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Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 1.0
Sq Ft: 752
Three Lakes

   PLANTING GROUND LAKE!!! This property has 146 feet of gorgeous sand frontage on one of the most desirable lakes on the Three Lakes/Eagle River Chain of 28 lakes! The remodeled 2 bedroom cottage has stunning BIG water views over the largest lake on the chain. Pr…

Whitefish Lake (3L)
$489,000
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   This lakefront home and property has been well loved and is as neat as a pin! Located on Whitefish Lake, of the Three Lakes Chain/Eagle River Chain of 28 lakes. Three bedrooms, two baths in the main house and one bedroom and bath in cabin/bunkhouse. Nicely appo…

Whitefish Lake (3L)
$418,000
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   Three Lakes/Eagle River Chain Charmer on Whitefish Lake. This is where memories are made! S'mores around the campfire and sugary sand frontage are just a few things to look forward to. This cottage has been meticulously maintained, with numerous updates and inc…

Whitefish Lake (3L)
$400,000
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   First there is GREAT frontage and second this is the best spot to catch Panfish on Whitefish Lake, on the Three Lakes chain, is right off the end of the pier at this lovely home that happens to be a perfect combination of original charm and modern conveniences.…

Maple Lake
$369,000
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   Charming year round Timbershore home on Maple Lake in Three Lakes! This wonderful home has 3 bedrooms/2 full baths and lots of living space on double lake lots right in town! Upstairs, you will find a beautiful stone wood burning fireplace in the living room, s…



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Lots for Sale:

Crystal Lake
$1,400,000
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Acres: 10.8
Three Lakes
Frontage: 1512
Shoreline: Sand,

   Looking for a large parcel on the Three Lakes Chain? Finding something private and on the chain can be difficult. Here is a 10.8 acre parcel with over 1500' of frontage on Crystal Lake. The parcel has utilities at the road. It is partially wooded, partially cle…

Big Lake
$300,000
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   200 feet of level, west-facing, sand & gravel frontage on the Three Lakes/Eagle River Chain of Lakes, the largest inland chain of freshwater lakes in the world... Is there anything more to say? These two lots (being offered as one unit) are located on the east …

Virgin Lake
$250,000
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   Great sandy shoreline on Virgin Lake in Three Lakes. Dreaming of building a home in the Northwoods? This could be the waterfront lot for you! The gentle approach to the water offers a perfect location for your pier and a spot to enjoy the sunrise with your morn…

Planting Ground Lake
$224,900
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   Looking for a nice level lot with beautiful hardwoods, Big lake views, without all the big lake traffic? This lot has it all.Beautiful sand frontage and natural gas,electric and internet cable at the street.

Big Stone Lake
$198,500
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   Waterfront lot on the Three Lakes Chain! Access to 28 lakes for boating, skiing, fishing, snowmobiling and so much more. Wooded lot and the perfect gradual slope for a walk out lower level. Great location near the Three Lakes Golf Course, several area restauran…

Virgin Lake
$189,000
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   Wow! Your dreams of living on the water can come true with the purchase of this quality lake lot on Virgin Lake in Three Lakes. The property offers 175' of level sandy shoreline on this full rec lake that's known for its abundant wildlife and variety of fish sp…

Virgin Lake
$124,900
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   Build your Northwoods lake home here! Wooded lot with sandy frontage on a full recreation lake. Great fishing and perfect for skiing and putting around on the pontoon. Or take your kayak up Julia Creek to beautiful Julia Lake or down Virgin Creek to Whitefish L…



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Lakes around Three Lakes:

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Lake Name Access Acres Type Distance Avg Depth Clarity Chain
Big Lake Public 865 Drainage 10 min 13 ft 3.8 ft Three Lakes
Round Lake Public 150 Drainage 13 min 8 ft 5.5 ft Three Lakes
Island Lake (3L) Public 305 Drainage 7 min 11 ft 7.5 ft Three Lakes
Laurel Lake Public 249 Drainage 5 min 8 ft 3.8 ft Three Lakes
Planting Ground Lake Public 1010 Drainage 6 min 16 ft 5.8 ft Three Lakes
Moccasin Lake (3L) Public 88 Spring 6 min 9 ft 9.8 ft --
Range Line Lake (3L) Public 123 Drainage 5 min 14 ft 4.5 ft Three Lakes
Townline Lake (3L) Public 152 Drainage 4 min 12 ft 3.0 ft Three Lakes
Virgin Lake Public 276 Drainage 9 min 13 ft 5.4 ft Three Lakes
Crooked Lake Public 175 Spring 15 min 6 ft 6.0 ft --
Julia Lake Public 199 Drainage 15 min 16 ft 6.1 ft --
Margaret Lake Public 86 Drainage 11 min 6 ft 2.0 ft --
Medicine Lake Public 396 Drainage 5 min 22 ft 4.0 ft Three Lakes
Spirit Lake Public 348 Drainage 3 min 14 ft 15.0 ft Three Lakes
Thunder Lake (3L) Public 1768 Drainage 9 min 4 ft 2.5 ft --
Crystal Lake Public 116 Drainage 6 min 5 ft 4.0 ft Three Lakes
Deer Lake Public 177 Drainage 7 min 10 ft 4.0 ft Three Lakes
Dog Lake Public 202 Drainage 10 min 8 ft 3.5 ft Three Lakes
Fourmile Lake Public 210 Drainage 17 min 12 ft 2.8 ft Three Lakes
Big Stone Lake Public 607 Drainage 5 min 21 ft 4.0 ft Three Lakes
Little Fork Lake Public 336 Drainage 11 min 16 ft 5.0 ft Three Lakes
Whitefish Lake (3L) Public 199 Drainage 13 min 16 ft 8.5 ft Three Lakes
Maple Lake Public 131 Spring 3 min 8 ft 14.0 ft --
Big Fork Lake Public 663 Drainage 17 min 17 ft 4.0 ft Three Lakes
Lone Stone Lake Public 171 Seepage 20 min 15 ft 12.6 ft --