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:

Crystal Lake
$2,100,000
Crystal Lake house picture
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 1.5
Sq Ft: 1,347
Three Lakes

   Imagine over 45 acres of land and 563’ of level frontage on the Three Lakes Chain of 28 Lakes! This charming full log home was built in 1991 and has been very well maintained. The home has 2 bedrooms plus loft and 2 baths. The home features soaring ceilings and…

Medicine Lake
$1,975,000
Medicine Lake house picture
 
 
Accepted Offer

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

Planting Ground Lake
$945,000
Planting Ground Lake house picture
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 2.0
Sq Ft: 1,570
Three Lakes

   Location Location Location-Charming 3 bedroom, 2 full bath home on prestigious Wheeler Island Rd. & Planting Ground Lake, part of the Three Lakes/Eagle River 28 Lake Chain, with 225' of sand swimming frontage and Western exposure. Lakeside living room with 2 si…

Island Lake (3L)
$699,000
Island Lake (3L) house picture
 
 
Accepted Offer

   Pack your bags and move into a newly renovated (2022) open concept 2 BR, 2 BA home on Island Lake of the Three Lakes Chain. Sunsets are second to none on this private 395’ level, wooded property with ripple sand frontage. The home features stainless steel appli…

Thunder Lake (3L)
$499,000
Thunder Lake (3L) house picture
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 2.0
Sq Ft: 1,794
Three Lakes

   Could anyone ask for a better Northwoods location? Just down the road from Three Lakes, 20 minutes to Rhinelander, and virtually next door to ATV/snowmobile trails. Not to mention this home is newly remodeled and still has that fresh, never-been-lived-in, new c…

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

   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, Planting Ground Lake. Prop…

Deer Lake
$439,000
Deer Lake house picture
 
 
Accepted Offer

   Deer Lake Charmer! If you are looking for serenity, then look no further. This custom built 3 bdrm, 3 full bath home sits on 13.89 acres & offers 190+ ft. of sand frontage on peaceful Deer Lake. The main level offers a bdrm, bath, an open concept kitchen with c…



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Lots for Sale:

Planting Ground Lake
$599,900
Planting Ground Lake lot picture
Acres: 136.5
Eagle River
Frontage: 3002
Shoreline: Weedy

   Land & Water - 136 acres on the backwaters of Planting Ground Lake - part of the Three Lakes Chain of Lakes. Property consists of approximately 60 acres of wooded high ground with several scenic building site options. The remaining acreage is low and is enjoyed…

Big Stone Lake
$450,000
Big Stone Lake lot picture
Acres: 1.4
Three Lakes
Frontage: 135

   Here’s your opportunity to enjoy solid sand frontage on desirable Big Stone Lake of the Three Lakes Chain! Formerly operated as Briggs Bar II, the property consists of 1.35 acres w/ the lake frontage located directly across Hwy 32, offering a sandy beach w/ ver…

Spirit Lake
$225,000
Spirit Lake lot picture
Acres: 100.0
Manahawkin
Frontage: 1500

   This 100 acre parcel offers an ample amount of property for your exploration. The opportunity for deer and duck hunting abounds on this acreage. Some trails are blazed for walking access. Some limited trails can be traversed via UTV when the grounds are frozen,…



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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 --