Summer Activities

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BOATING

The beautiful chain of 28 lakes offers a plentitude of opportunities for sight- seeing and exploring. You will see wildlife, birds and even fish while coasting along the sparkling blue waters. Boating on the chain is a fantastic way to take in Northwoods fresh air and enjoy the peace and solitude that nature provides.

Wild Eagle Lodge offers a private boat launch, trailer parking lot and dock space on the chain. Wild Eagle Lodge offers Pontoon and Fishing Boat rentals while Triple C Rental currently offers speed boat rentals right from our property.

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SWIMMING

Wild Eagle Lodge offers a beautiful sandy beach with furniture on the shores of Duck Lake overlooking a large swim area with raft. Is the weather inclement? No problem - we also have an indoor swimming pool, children’s pool, whirlpool and sauna for all guests available year round.

KAYAKING

With more than 1,300 lakes and 73 rivers and streams in our county, there are plenty of opportunities for breathtaking kayaking trips.

JET SKIING

With all of the freshwater lakes and rivers available in Vilas County, you won’t have a problem finding a location to enjoy riding your personal watercraft. Don’t own one but would like to try driving one? Triple C Rental offers Jet Ski rentals right from Wild Eagle Lodge property. You will have a blast enjoying the chain from one of these adventurous water-crafts.

HIKING

With the Chequamegon and Nicolet National Forests only a few minutes from the resort, Wild Eagle Lodge is your destination for hiking and biking in the Eagle River area. These trails wind around many lakes and waterways, offering a one-of-a-kind outdoor experience. Make sure to pack your camera to capture the scenic beauty.

CANOEING

At Wild Eagle Lodge, you will have direct access to the largest chain of freshwater lakes in the world. Use one of our complimentary canoes from our beach area and begin your journey on beautiful Duck Lake.

If you bring your own equipment, you have even more options to explore while paddling down a river or stream. The breathtaking views you experience while out on the water will leave you in awe of the Northwoods.

BIKING

With the Chequamegon and Nicolet National Forests only a few minutes from the resort, Wild Eagle Lodge is your destination for hiking and biking in the Eagle River area. These trails wind around many lakes and waterways, offering a one-of-a-kind outdoor experience. Make sure to pack your camera to capture the scenic beauty.

Eagle River Trails and County-wide Hiking opportunities with maps and directions.

There are various natural areas around the county to explore, including springs, forests, marshes, swamps and more!

Fishing

Whether you are a hard-core muskie angler or parent taking the kids out for their first fishing adventure, the Eagle River area in Northern Wisconsin remains a premier Midwest fishing destination. At Wild Eagle Lodge, you will have access to the largest chain of inland lakes in the world — the Eagle River Chain of 28 Lakes.

These waters are home to muskellunge, walleye, perch, small-mouth and large-mouth bass, sauger, northern pike and a variety of panfish such as crappie, pumpkinseed and bluegill.

There are many experienced guides in the area to help you catch the fish you seek. Or simply launch a boat, stroll along the shoreline or, in winter, explore a frozen lake in search of an ice-fishing hot spot. Also, don't forget to check out our fishing packages.

SHOPPING

The Eagle River area offers numerous shops to pick up outdoor gear for your stay as well as souvenirs of the trip.Whether you wish to bring home unique new clothes and jewelry or a piece of Northwoods charm for your mantle, you will certainly find it in downtown Eagle River.

BIRDING

Love bird watching? Wild Eagle Lodge, named after one of the most magnificent raptors commonly sighted at our resort, shares the area with a number of different species of birds. The mix of new and mature forests in the Eagle River area provides an excellent habitat for woodland birds. You’ll have a chance to see a number of other rare birds that make their home in Vilas County. Several area trails and nature areas offer incredibly unique opportunities for bird watching and wildlife viewing.

With its abundance of protected public wild lands, the Eagle River area is a great place to see rare and endangered birds in their natural habitats. Many of these areas can be easily accessed by car or foot. A canoe or kayak can also be useful for up-close investigations of birds and the pristine ecosystems in which they reside.

Recreational Equipment & Gear

Complimentary items include canoes, kayaks, rowboats, and more.

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