Eagle River is the heart of Northwoods fishing. Our lakes are known for their trophy-sized musky, but you 're also bound to catch walleye and bass. When the leaves begin to turn and the fall foliage is brilliant, it is an excellent time to catch musky. No matter when you visit us, so whether you boat out onto one of our beautiful lakes, panfish with the kids, or fly fish for trout in the streams, Eagle River is a world class fishing destination. If you haven't been fishing these waters for years and don't know the best sorts like the back of your hand, there are expert guides who will help you lure in the big ones and provide lessons for a lifetime.
Hiking & Biking Cross Country Skiing & Snowshoeing
Bike some of the most beautiful bike trails in the Northwoods! Vilas County is an outstanding bicycling destination, featuring an extensive system of paved bike trails that allow you to ride throughout the county. Mountain bikers can choose from dozens of exciting woodland trails, including some dedicated single-track mountain bike trails. Touring cyclists will love Vilas County’s quiet roadways, which wind through breathtaking pine forests and are ideal for road bikes. Vilas County’s long list of bicycling trails includes federal, state, county and service group trails.
Quiet hikers have a chance to see the area’s many white-tailed deer and other woodland creatures. With over 240,000 acres of public land, Vilas County is one of the best places in Wisconsin for experiencing nature at its finest. Click here to view the trails near the Eagle River area.
With an abundant of snowfall annually it seems as if the snowmobiles out-number the cars. Eagle River boasts some of the best snowmobiling in the world. The numerous area snowmobile clubs, groom and maintain a 500 mile trail network that is known as the "Eagle River 500. These trails wind through beautiful forests and across frozen lakes. Click here to view the current trail conditions.