Vilas County

Vilas County parks, campgrounds, detailed county map, and lake maps

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Baker Lake Landing-Located in Vilas County Forest, this park provides a fishing pier and boat landing onto small Baker lake. From Conover, take Cty. K west about two miles west to Cty. S. Turn north and travel about one mile to Baker lake Road. Turn west and travel approximately two miles to the lake. Boat landing only.

 

Black Oak Lake Landing-This landing, next to Black Oak Lake Park, offers a spot off the water for boates to rest. The site has a portable pier and grills. From Conover, take Cty. K west about two miles to Cty. S Turn north on S and continue until it comes to a T intersection at Cty. B Turn east on Cty. B to the landing. Boat landing only.

 

Boot lake landing-This county forest site offers a fishing pier and boat launch onto Boot Lake. From Eagle River, take Hwy. 32/45 north to Cty. G Turn west and travel about 2 1/2 miles to Boot lake Road. Turn north and continue to the lake. Boat landing only.

 

Buckatabon Campsite-Canoeists traveling down the Wisconsin River often camp at this site after a day's travel. The site offers two canoe-accessable campsites with a picnic table, grills and a shelter. Canoeists will find the site where the Buckatabon aaRiver and Wisconsin River meet. Bicyclists can reach the site by taking Cty. K west of Conover to East Buckatabon Road, turning south and then turning east on county forest road after the Bucketabon River. Picnic table, picnic shelter, outhouses, tent sites.

 

Bucketabon Boat Landing-Located on the south shore of Bucketabon lake, the site has a boat landing and fishing pier, along with a picnic table, grill and fire ring. From Conover, take Cty. K west about two miles to East Bucketabon Road. Turn south and follow to the lake. Picnic table, boat landing.

 

Decker Lake Hunter Hiking Trail-This county forest unit offers a three mile game trail which is used by hunter, hikers, mountain bikers and cross-country skiers. From Conover lake, take Cty. K west. Hiking, cross-country skiing.

 

Deep Lake Pier and Hunter Hiking Trail-Featuring a handicapped-accessable floating pier system, this site offers a pan-fishing pier and granite ramp. The unit has 5 miles of game trail, which is used for hunting, hiking, mountain biking and cross-country skiing. A picnic table, grill and fire ring are also provided. From Eagle River, take Hwy 32/45 north to Cty. G Turn ewst and travel about 2 1/2 miles to Boot Lake Road. Just before Boot Lake, turn north on Hunter lake Road. Follow this road about 2 miles to Deep Lake Road. Turn south and continue to the lake. Picnic table, hiking, cross-country skiing.

 

Dr. Oldfield park-A memorial to former resident Dr. Oldfield, this park contains a boat landing, picnic tables and grills on two acres of county forest land. From Eagle River, travel 1/2 mile north on Hwy. 45 to Cty. G. Turn west and travel 1/4 mile to the park. Picnic tables, outhouses, boat landing.

 

Eagle Lake Park-This park is situated on the Eagle River chain of lakes, the world's largest chain of inland lakes. Eagle lake, one of the 27 connecting lakes, provieds a great spot for boats, canoes and pontoons. A swimming beach is also available on 440 feet of lakefornt area, and anglers can hook muskellunge, walleye and smallmouth bass. From Eagle River, travel 1 1/2 miles north on Hwy. 45 to Chain O' Lakes Road. Turn east and travel one mile to the park, which is on the right. Picnic tables, picnic shelter, outhouses, swimming, beach.

 

Eagle Lake Landing-Adjacent to Eagle Lake park, this site has a boat landing and portable pier. From Eagle River, travel 1 1/2 miles north on Hwy. 45 to Chain O' Lakes Road. Turn east and travel one mile to the landing on the right. Boat landing only.

 

Heart Lake Hunter Hiking Trail-This site offers a multipurpose game trail in the woods just south of Heart Lake. There is also a canoe landing on the Wisconsin River at this site. From Conover, take Hwy 32/45 north to Rummels Road. Turn west and go to Heart Lake Road. Turn south and continue to the trail. Tent site, hiking, cross-country skiing, canoe landing.

 

Hunter Lake Beach and Picnic Area-Hunter Lake provides a scenic backdrop for a swim or a picnic, facilitated by tables, grills and fire rings. THis site also includes horseshoe pits, a swimming beach, and playground and a boat landing. From Eagle River, take Hwy. 32/45 north to Cty. G. Turn west and travel 2 1/2 miles to Boot lkake Road. Just before Boot lake, turn north on Hunter Lake Road. Follow this north to the lake. Picnic tables, outhouses, swimming, beach, playground, boat landing.

 

Lac Vieux Desert park-The main attraction of this park is the headwaters of the Wisconsin River. The site also provides picnic tables and grills. From Conover, take Hwy 32/45 north to Cty. E. Turn east and go to FR 2205. Turn north and continue to the park. Picnic tables, outhouses.

 

Lake of the Hills Landing-This county forest unit offers a pan-fishing pier and boat landing onto Lake of the Hills. The lake is a source for Sucker Creek, which flows into the Wisconsin River. From Eagle River, take Hwy. 32/45 north to the county forest boundary. Turn east on Lake Hills landing Road. Boat landing only.

 

Lake of the Woods Campsite-This walk-in campsite offers hikers angle-unit site with a picnic table and fire ring. From Conover, take Cty. K west two miles to Cty. S. Turn north on Cty. S and travel about one mile to Baker lake Road. Continue on this road to the western boundary of the county forest. Turn northeast on White Squaw Lake Road and continue north about three miles to the lake. Picnic table, tent site.

 

Langley Lake Hunter Hiking Trail-This county forest site features 15.7 miles of multi-purpose game trail for the hiker, biker and hunter. One and one half miles of game trail are handicapped accessable.. From Conover, take Cty. K west to the lake on the far side of the forest. Hiking, cross-country skiing.

 

Mud Minnow Lake Hunter Hiking Trail-The 2.8 miles of multi-purpose game trail on county forest land wind close to small Mud Minnow Lake. From Eagle River, take Hwy. 32/45 north to Cty. G. Turn west and continue to the trail area. Hiking, cross-country skiing.

 

Muskellunge Lake Landing-Located on the northern tip of Muskellunge Lake, the site features a catwalk for boat launching and boat landing. From Eagle River, take Hwy. 32/45 nort to Cty. G. Turn west and continue to Balsam Lane. Turn south. Boat landing only.

 

Muskrat Creek Hunter Hiking Trail and Boat Landing-This site offers six miles of multi-purpose game trail along Muskrat Creek. A canoe landing is also provided on Muskrat Creek. From Conover, take Cty. K east about 2 1/2 miles to Muskrat Road. Turn north and continue. Hiking, cross-country skiing, canoe landing.

 

Pioneer Creek Hunter Hiking Trail-Over 7 miles of multi-purpose game trail at this park form a loop to a canoe landing on Pioneer Creek. From Conover, take Cty. K east to the trail area. Hiking, cross-country skiing, canoe landing.

 

Razorback Road Campsite-For those touring the Wisconsin River by canoe, this single campsite offers a primitive wayside alnog the river, with a tent site and picnic table. Canoeists will find the site on the Wisconsin River, just south of the fork with Portage Creek. Bicyclists can take Hwy. 32/45 north of Conover to Rummel's Road, turn west and then turn north on Razorback Road.Picnic table, tent site.

 

River Road Campsite-This canoe-in camping area has two campsites with picnic tables, three grills and three fire rings. Canoeists will find this site on the Wisconsin River, south of the fork with Bucketabon River. Bicyclists can access the site by taking Hwy. 32/45 south of Conover Road and turning west. Outhouses, tent sites.

 

Riverside Park-This small park is generally used for overflow from the campgrounds, but it also offers a shoreline view of Eagle River. From Eagle River, travel 1/4 mile on River Road. Toilets.

 

Rummels Road Campsite-This canoe-in camping area has two campsites, grills, a picnic table, shelter and fire ring. Canoeists will find the site in the Wisconsin River, just after it passes under Rummels Road. Bicyclists can access the site by taking Hwy. 32/45 north of Conover abd turning east on Rummels Road. Picnic table, picnic shelter, outhouses, tent sites.

 

Ski Hill Hunter Hiking Trail-This county forest unit provides 5 miles of multi-purpose game trail. From Eagle River, take Hwy. 32/45 north, just past county forest boundary. Turn east on Ski Hill Road. Hiking, cross-country skiing.

 

Snipe lake and Ewald Lake Hunter Hiking Trail-The largest unit in the county forest game trail system, this site offers 16.4 miles of multipurpose game trail.The unit also provides a portable pier, shelter, picnic tables and ggrills. From Eagle River, take Hwy.70 west along the Wisconsin River to Wilderness Trail Road, just after Sunset Lake Road. Travel north. Picnic tables, outhouses, hiking, cross-country skiing.

 

Tamarack Springs Boat Landing-This site provides boating access onto Tamarack Flowage, a scenic water area that is the source for Tamarack Creek, which flows into the Wisconsin River. A fishing pier is available. From Conover, take Cty. K west about two miles to County S. Turn north and continue to the landing. Boat landing only.

 

Tamarack Springs Park-Popular with campers and trout fishers, this park provides access to Tamarack Creek. Seven campsites are offered, each with a picnic table and fire ring. From Conover, take Cty. K west about two miles to County S. Turn north and follow to the park, located on the north side of the creek. Picnic tables, outhouses, tent sites.

 

Tamarack Springs Picnic Area and Landing-This semi-remote park, across the creek from Tamarack Springs Park, has a canoe landing, picnic tables and grills. From Conover, take Cty. K west about two miles to County S. Turn north and continue to Tamarack Road. Turn north and follow Tamarack Road to the picnic area, located on the south side of the creek. Picnic tables, outhouses, canoe landing.

 

Torch Lake Beach and Picnic Area-Along with 6.5 miles of multi-purpose game trail, this site also offers a swimming beach on Torch lake, along with picnic tables, grills, horseshoe pits and a playground. From Conover, travel south on Hwy. 32/45 to Torch lake Road. Turn west and continue to the park. Picnic tables, outhouses, swimming, beach, hiking, cross-country skiing, playground.

 

White Spruce Campsite and Hunter Hiking Trail-This walk-in camping area has a single site with picnic table and fire ring. A multi-purpose game trail is also provided. From Conover take Cty. K west two miles to Cty. S. Turn north on S and travel about one mile to Baker Lake Road. Continue on that road to the western boundary of the county forest. Turn northeart on White Sqaw Lake Road and continue north about two miled to the game trail and lake. Picnic table, tent site, hiking, cross-country skiing.

 

White Squaw Lake Hunter Hiking Trail-This county forest unit provides 8.7 miles of multi-purpose game trails for hikers, mountain bikers, hunters and cross-contry skiiers. From Conover, take Cty. K west two miles to Cty. S. Turn north on S and travel about one mile to Baker Lake Road. Continue on this road to the western boundary of the county forest. Turn northeast on White Squaw Lake Road. Hiking, cross-country skiing.

 

Wood Duck Lake Hunter Hiking Trail-This site offers access to Wood Duck Lake from a walk-in fishing pier, as well as multi-purpose game trails. From Eagle River, take Hwy. 70 west along the Wisconsin River to Wilderness Trail Road, just past Sunset Lake Road. Turn north. Hiking, cross-country skiing.

 

Vilas County Forestry Dept.

P.O. Box 369

Eagle River, Wi. 54521

715-479-5160