Land Activities



The Nicolet National Forest has many excellent hiking trails. To explore the majestic beauty of the Northwoods try one of the following trails;

  • Franklin Lake Nature Trail
  • Giant Pine Trail
  • Spectacle Lake/Kentuck Lake Trails
  • Luna-White Deer Trail
  •  Sevenmile Lake Trail
  • Sam Campbell Memorial Hiking Trail

Birding in Three Lakes

BIRD CITY WI destination since 2012. Birding opportunities are abundant in Three Lakes, as noted by it being designated a Bird City, WI destination. The Wisconsin Society for Ornithology rates two areas within the Three Lakes township as “Birding Hot Spots”.

The Nicole National Forest, with its lakes and wetlands along with the thick overgrowth of tamarack, cedar, spruce, alder and willow offer opportunities for novice and experienced birdwatchers. Amongst the beauty of the landscape are Grey Jays, Boreal Chickadees, and Black-backed Woodpeckers along with 20+ Warbler species during the summer months.

The 3,000 acre Thunder Lake Wildlife Area offer the birdwatcher a unique opportunity. Within its diverse topography consisting of marshland, tamarack and spruce forest, birdwatchers may observe Osprey, Spruce Grouse, Kingfishers, Boreal Chickadee, and Grey Jay. There are also number of woodpeckers – including the Pileated and Three-Toed Woodpecker in addition to Yellow Rails, Ruby-Crowned Kinglets, and Hooded-Mergansers.

Checklist of Local Birds


Three Eagle Trail Foundation Inc.
The Three Eagle Trail is an 8.5-mile long pedestrian pathway with a ten foot wide crushed limestone surface. It begins in Three Lakes at the Don Burnside Park, and heads north up the old Chicago & Northwestern Rail right-of-way. It follows the rail grade for about 3.5 miles, then winds its way west through a beautiful landscape of woodlands and wetlands to a very quiet and remote area so be prepared. Water, a first aid kit, insect repellant and bike repair tools are recommended. The northern end of the trail follows Sundstein Road, on its way to Eagle River. There is a small parking area on Sundstein Road, adjacent to the trail.

The trail is an excellent way for the entire family to enjoy the northwoods while getting some fresh air and exercise. Motor vehicles are not allowed on the trail except for snowmobilers on the southern rail grade section during snowmobile season.
Bike Rental
Three Lakes Hardware & Rental
1812 Superior Street
Three Lakes, WI 54562


Harbor Campground

6812 Connors Road
Three Lakes


– The Nicolet National Forest Campgrounds:
• Anvil Lake Campground
• Franklin Lake Campground
• Luna/White Deer Campground
• Sevenmile Campground
To reserve a campsite in the Nicolet National Forest please call 877.444.6777.

Local Summer Camps
Camp Luther
1889 Koubenic Road, Three Lakes
715.546.3647 • 877.264.CAMP
Camp Luther provides summer camp programs, retreat, conference and cottage facilities. With more than 215 acres on the beautiful Three Lakes/Eagle River Chain of Lakes, you’ll find comfortable facilities, cozy cottages, excellent programs, exciting recreation, and a friendly staff. Join us for an unforgettable Christian camping experience. Open year-round.

– Honey Rock Camp
8660 Honey Rock Road
Three Lakes, WI 54562
HoneyRock Camp owned and operated by Wheaton College is a special place where relationships with God and others grow deeper in an environment free of distractions. HoneyRock is a community that is authentic and supportive, where programs are focused on the development of the whole person. Open year ’round.

Golf & Mini Golf
Big Stone Golf Course
846 Golf Course Loop Road
Three Lakes, WI 54562
Big Stone Golf Club features a scenic 9 hole golf course, perfect for beginning and advanced golfers.

– Eagle Falls Adventure Golf & Laser Tag.
1040 East Pine Street
Eagle River, WI 54521
This 18 hole adventure mini-golf course features a northwoods fishing camp theme, waterfalls, ponds, fountains and fun!  Laser Tag is a state of the art electronic game of tag/hide and seek. Players make their way through a black lite mult-level maze while tagging opponents and targets. Fun for all ages, small and large groups welcome. Eagle Falls Laser Tag can accommodate up to 16 players per game in our large indoor air conditioned arena. Open 10am – 10pm, 7 days a week. Memorial Day to Labor.

In the fall, Three Lakes has great duck and grouse hunting. November brings whitetail deer and bear hunting. Various hunting seasons draw people from all over to experience the Northwoods and the Nicolet National Forest camps.

Motorsport Rentals, Sales & Service:
Sportsman’s Service Center
1451 N. Big Lake Loop Rd.
Three Lakes
Sales & Service

 The Toy Shop of Eagle River, LLC
5045 Highway 70 W
Eagle River

Three Lakes Power Sports/Four Seasons Marine
1018 Hwy. 32
Three Lakes
Sales & Service

1651 Hwy. 45 N.
Eagle River
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