Eagle River Wisconsin Area Activities & Events
Come and have a great family vacation in Eagle River Wisconsin

Share in the splendor and unlimited recreation opportunities of Vilas County and all the vacation fun that the Eagle River Wisconsin area has to offer.


Eagle River Wisconsin Area Activites:

Eagle River Wisconsin Chain of Lakes
The "Chain" is the world's largest chain of inland freshwater lakes - 28 in all, which occupy 3,928 acres of surface water and 68 miles of shoreline. Water elevated twelve feet by the Otter Rapids Dam has served to deepen and connect the lakes of the Eagle River Chain. Because the "Chain" is freely navigable, it is heavily used by the public for fishing, swimming, boating, water-skiing, and in winter, ice fishing.

The "Chain" contains a great range of fishing opportunities. Principle species include muskie, walleye, norther pike, largemouth, and smallmouth bass, as well as a variety of pan fish. "Chain" lakes are especially well known for their musky and walleye, and are stocked by the DNR regularly.

Nicolet National Forest
The Nicolet National Forest, which lies adjacent to Eagle River, is 657,520 acres in size. It contains more than 1,200 lakes and is noted for its hunting, fishing, canoeing, hiking, snowmobiling, and bird watching facilities.

Snowmobiling in Eagle River Wisconsin
Of course there is also the serveral hundred miles of world class snowmobile trails in our area that attract snowmobile enthusiasts from all around the world!! Eagle river holds the official trademark....SNOWMOBILE CAPITAL OF THE WORLD!!!

AND, to keep you abreast of the snowmobile trail conditions all throughout the snowmobiling season, there is always Snowtracks.com. See ya on the trails!

Bike Trails - Eagle River & Vilas County are home to many miles of bike trails. Paved, limestone & mountain biking. Trails traverse through the National Forest, State Forest & County Forest. Pack a lunch & stop on the trail by one of the over 1200 lakes in the county or bike to a quaint lunch spots.

Cross Country Skiing & Snowshoeing - In Vilas County you are within minutes of cross country skiing. Public & Service Group maintained. Snoeshoers will find opportunities on trails & miles of forestry roads

Golfing - There are 10 golf courses within an hour. We have Discount coupons for several of the courses.

Hiking - There are 100's of thousands of acres of Public Forest land in Vilas County so you are only minutes from ton's of hiking. There are organized maintained trails & rustic trails to choose from. 

Eagle River Wisconsin Yearly Events:

World Championship Snowmobile Derby - January 12-21, 2018 - The Grand Daddy of 'em all. Humble beginnings on Dollar Lake in the 60's. Now at the Derby Track north of Eagle River. A full week of racing. Vintage flat oval & sno-cross. Late Model flat oval & sno-cross. Hot Seats to sit in if you like to watch the races but don't like the cold.

13th Annual LaBlatt Blue USA Adult Pond Hockey Championships
February 9-11, 2018-Over 120 team compete on Dollar Lake. Divisions for all abilities. 

22nd Annual Journeys Marathon - May 12, 2018- Full, Half & 5K Walk/Run. Qualifier for the Big Boy's like Chicago, New York, Boston. Runners love the scenic run. Starts in Boulder Junction ends at the park in Eagle River.

Memorial Day Arts and Crafts Show and Sidewalk Sales - May 27, 2018 - 9am to 4pm.  Downtown Eagle River. 800-359-6315

Eagle River's Up North BeerFestJune 10, 2018 - Hi-Pines Campground.  Microbrews and craft beers from more than 30 breweries. 715-891-0421  

Callie Rohr Memorial Canoe and Kayak Race -June 16, 2018

PMTT - Professional Musky Tournament Trail - June 24-25,
2017 -

Three Lakes Fly In & Shoot Out - June 24-25, 2017Tour of Three Lakes Chain of Lakes, Static Boat Display, Airplane/Airport Fly In, Radar Run/Shoot Out, Aqua Devils Ski Show, Snowmobile Water Cross. Contact Jim Leatzow - 715.546.3500 -info@ThreeLakesShootout.com

Eagle River Antique Show - Northland Pines School - July 2018 - Friday and Saturday from 9am-5pm each day and Sunday 9am-4pm. Contact Audre Hanson (715) 355-5144

4th of July Parade Celebration - July 4, 2018 - Fun Starts with the parade through downtown Eagle River at 11am. Over 100 entries. Fireworks at dusk & a variety of locations. 800-359-6315

Guides/Kids Fishing Day-37th Annual-July 13 2017- Local guides take kids out fishing for the day on the World Famous 28 Lake Chain of Lakes.

45th Annual Artarama Riverwalk Art Show & Sale - July 15, 2017

37th Paul Bunyan Fest - August 16,2017 - Contact Eagle River Area Chamber at 800-359-6315

32th Annual National Championship Musky Open - August 18-20, 2017 - 800-359-6315 - Family orientated catch & release tournament. Lakes in the area a grouped into 6 categories.

World Championship ATV/UTV Championship - August 18-20, 2017 at the Derby Track on Hwy 45N

Labor Day Arts & Crafts Show - September 3, 2017 10-4 Downtown Eagle River

Septimber Ride - September 9, 2017 For more information click or call Eagle River Area Chamber at 800-359-6315

Cranberry Fest - 38st Annual - October 7-8, 2017 - A family festival featuring food, fun, crafts, fitness walks, winery tours, cranberry marsh tours. Try cranberry brats, cheese cake, meat ball, game foods, candy & on it goes.


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