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
Big Stone Lake house picture
Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 3.5
Sq Ft: 3,851
Three Lakes

   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 …

Little Fork Lake
Little Fork Lake house picture
Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 3.0
Sq Ft: 2,988
Three Lakes

   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…

Deer Lake
Deer Lake house picture
Accepted Offer

   THREE LAKES CHAIN!!! The lot is amazing with 150ft of level sand frontage that faces south over Deer Lake, one of 28 connecting lakes. The home is very spacious with 3BD's and 3 full baths. Open kitchen/dining/living area with vaulted ceilings, stone wood burni…

Little Fork Lake
Little Fork Lake house picture
Accepted Offer

   Three Lakes Chain - Little Fork Lake - North Shore - Over 150' of sandy frontage - Classic Northwoods TimberShore Home features two bedrooms and one bath on the main level with vaulted ceilings, knotty pine paneling and cabinets, and a wood burning fireplace. T…

Whitefish Lake (3L)
Whitefish Lake (3L) house picture
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 1.5
Sq Ft: 2,015
Three Lakes

   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.…

Big Lake
Big Lake house picture
Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 3.0
Sq Ft: 2,201
Three Lakes

   This unique location offers panoramic views of the Three Lakes Chain Thoroughfare nearby to Big Lake. With 235 ft of frontage, on the end of the road has much to offer. Level frontage at the shore, with a two rollout piers included. Combination of sand and fish…

Laurel Lake
Laurel Lake house picture
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 1.0
Sq Ft: 585
Three Lakes

   Super charming cottage on the Three Lakes Chain! Facing west on Laurel Lake, you will have sunsets galore and access to all that the 28-lake chain has to offer. Snowmobile trail is just around the corner on Bonkowski. The front deck is so close to the water you…

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Lots for Sale:

Crystal Lake
Crystal Lake lot picture
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…

Laurel Lake
Laurel Lake lot picture
Acres: 1.6
Frontage: 137
Shoreline: Sand

   Just when it began to seem that all the great building sites are taken, here is a beacon of hope and a pretty great little find! A buildable lot on Laurel Lake of the 3 Lakes Chain with over 120 feet of level sand frontage! (Proposed lot to be approximately 130…

Virgin Lake
Virgin Lake lot picture
Acres: 1.1
Three Lakes
Frontage: 200
Shoreline: Sand

   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…

Big Lake
Big Lake lot picture
Accepted Offer

   West and south facing, level, sandy frontage and amazing big water views, so look no further. This 2.23 acre building lot is on Big Lake of the Three Lakes Chain of 28 lakes and has 260 feet of sandy frontage. Build your new home here and take advantage of the …

Planting Ground Lake
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Acres: 0.5
Three Lakes
Frontage: 100
Shoreline: Sand

   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
Big Stone Lake lot picture
Accepted Offer

   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…

Big Stone Lake
Big Stone Lake lot picture
Accepted Offer

   PRICE SLASHED! Motivated seller wants this lot sold! This vacant frontage features a rolling contour and awesome lake views on one of the chain of 28 lakes. Big Stone Lake is great for all types of recreation known to the area. The property is located near mari…

Virgin Lake
Virgin Lake lot picture
Acres: 1.4
Three Lakes
Frontage: 173
Shoreline: Sand

   Facing west, quiet lake, near America's Best Small Town! Virgin Lake is 6 miles east of Three Lakes and under 2 miles to the Nicolet National Forest!. Virgin Lake is a full recreation lake and offers 276 acres of crystal clear water! The parcel is 1.4 acres and…

Virgin Lake
Virgin Lake lot picture
Accepted Offer

   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
Planting Ground Lake Public 1010 Drainage 6 min 16 ft 5.8 ft Three Lakes
Big Lake Public 865 Drainage 10 min 13 ft 3.8 ft Three Lakes
Townline Lake (3L) Public 152 Drainage 4 min 12 ft 3.0 ft Three Lakes
Laurel Lake Public 249 Drainage 5 min 8 ft 3.8 ft Three Lakes
Virgin Lake Public 276 Drainage 9 min 13 ft 5.4 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 --
Range Line Lake (3L) Public 123 Drainage 5 min 14 ft 4.5 ft Three Lakes
Spirit Lake Public 348 Drainage 3 min 14 ft 15.0 ft Three Lakes
Crooked Lake Public 175 Spring 15 min 6 ft 6.0 ft --
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
Julia Lake Public 199 Drainage 15 min 16 ft 6.1 ft --
Little Fork Lake Public 336 Drainage 11 min 16 ft 5.0 ft Three Lakes
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
Round Lake Public 150 Drainage 13 min 8 ft 5.5 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
Lone Stone Lake Public 171 Seepage 20 min 15 ft 12.6 ft --
Big Stone Lake Public 607 Drainage 5 min 21 ft 4.0 ft Three Lakes
Whitefish Lake (3L) Public 199 Drainage 13 min 16 ft 8.5 ft Three Lakes
Big Fork Lake Public 663 Drainage 17 min 17 ft 4.0 ft Three Lakes
Island Lake (3L) Public 305 Drainage 7 min 11 ft 7.5 ft Three Lakes