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:

Medicine Lake
Medicine Lake house picture
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 3.0
Sq Ft: 4,182
Three Lakes

   Simply, the best! This newly constructed Medicine Lake home is so ‘turn key’ you don’t even need a key. From the smallest detail like the keyless, push button entry, to the three top of the line boats ready to help you enjoy virtually any water related sport on…

Townline Lake (3L)
Townline Lake (3L) house picture
Bedrooms: 6
Bathrooms: 2.0
Sq Ft: 2,368
Three Lakes

   This magnificent property on the 28 lake Eagle River/Three Lakes Chain of Lakes has 300' of frontage on Townline Lake with a 2400 sqft main house along with 2 additional fully finished cabins that would be great for guest and/or investment opportunity via renta…

Big Fork Lake
Big Fork Lake house picture
Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 4.0
Sq Ft: 3,836
Three Lakes

   Exceptional craftsmanship at every turn. The attention to detail is evident throughout this 3,800+sf, 3BR/4BA log sided home with level western exposure on Big Fork Lake, of the Three Lakes Chain. Upon entering the great room, one is greeted by amazing lake vie…

Round Lake
Round Lake house picture
Accepted Offer

   Three Lakes Chain-Beautiful Sprawling Ranch-208 Feet of Level, Sandy Shoreline.This turnkey, 4 bed/3 bath ranch lake home is located on the Three Lakes Chain in a quiet bay of Round Lake with its own 2-bay dry boathouse. The main living area, constructed in 201…

Virgin Lake
Virgin Lake house picture
Bedrooms: 8
Bathrooms: 3.5
Sq Ft: 6,360
Three Lakes

   Welcome to your perfect lakeside retreat! Nestled on the shores of private Virgin Lake, this home is the epitome of vacation bliss. Boasting ample space for gatherings and entertainment, this property also serves as a lucrative short-term rental. Step inside to…

Big Stone Lake
Big Stone Lake house picture
Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 3.5
Sq Ft: 3,220
Three Lakes

   Impressive full log home on 607 acre Big Stone Lake, part of the 28 lake Three Lakes/Eagle River chain. Nestled on 1.85 acres with 139' of sand swimming frontage and Southern exposure. This stunning 4 bedroom 5 bath home offers panoramic waterfront views and fe…

Planting Ground Lake
Planting Ground Lake house picture
Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 2.0
Sq Ft: 2,740
Three Lakes

   What a panoramic view this lake property has! This custom built craftsman style home with 2740 sq ft of finished space sits on a private point with 300 ft of level frontage on Planting Ground Lake, a premier lake on the Three Lakes/Eagle River Chain. Key archit…

Maple Lake
Maple Lake house picture
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 1.0
Sq Ft: 1,620
Three Lakes

   Rare opportunity to acquire 950 +/- feet west facing frontage and 23 +/- acres on Maple Lake in the Town of Three Lakes. Towering canopy of climax red and white pines and 130 year old hemlocks with 1600 sq. ft. 4 season home only 50’ from the shore. Home is a 2…

Planting Ground Lake
Planting Ground Lake house picture
Accepted Offer

   Fully remodeled lake home on Planting Ground on the Three Lakes Chain. This attractive property boasts a level walkway to the sandy shoreline, permanent dock, landscaped grounds with a deck and lovely screen porch facing the lake. The home was completely renova…

Virgin Lake
Virgin Lake house picture
Accepted Offer

   Need a get away? This is it! A cute and cozy cottage on beautiful Virgin Lake in Three Lakes, WI. The cottage has that sought after Northwoods feel and offers a bedroom, full bath, and 2 sleeping lofts. There's a detached 2+ car garage with workshop. Large wood…

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Lots for Sale:

Margaret Lake
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   Discover the perfect canvas for your dream home on this .92 acre parcel boasting 100 feet of picturesque frontage on tranquil Margaret Lake. Nestled in a serene setting, this level parcel features a cleared area offering endless possibilities for creating your …

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Lakes around Three Lakes:

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