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:

Virgin Lake
$989,000
Virgin Lake house picture
Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 3.5
Sq Ft: 4,875
Three Lakes

   GORGEOUS sunsets, misty mornings, wildlife & peace & quiet, await on the shores of Virgin Lake, a full rec lake with kayak, canoe & fishing boat access to the Three Lakes chain; public access to the chain is just down the road. Architecturally designed for the …

Dog Lake
$925,000
Dog Lake house picture
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 …

Island Lake (3L)
$569,000
Island Lake (3L) house picture
 
 
Accepted Offer

   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…

Planting Ground Lake
$495,000
Planting Ground Lake house picture
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…

Little Fork Lake
$479,900
Little Fork Lake house picture
 
 
Accepted Offer

   This lake property has a very cool vacation home vibe. Located on the spot previously a part of the Minne Wonka girls camp, this design has a rustic elegance from days gone by. Previously this lot had two cottages, redesigned into one 4-season dwelling The spli…



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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 --