Lakes and Lake Chains

Two eagles perched on a pine branchVilas and Oneida Counties encompass the most concentrated fresh-water lake region of the world!  Vilas County alone includes over 1,300 lakes plus creeks and rivers for abundant fishing, boating and other water recreation.  Hundreds more lakes are located in Oneida County. 

Fish species in our northern lakes include the elusive musky, northern pike, walleye pike, small mouth and large mouth bass, crappie, perch, and bluegill.  Click for Wisconsin DNR Lake Maps for local lakes of interest.

Chains of Lakes provide expansive opportunities to explore northern communities by boat, with the Eagle River Chain - Three Lakes Chain having 28 navigable lakes in all!  Other popular lake chains in Vilas and Oneida Counties include the 15-lake Cisco Chain on the Michigan border, 4-lake Minocqua Chain, 5-lake Sugar Camp Chain, 9-lake Manitowish Chain, and the 5-lake Lac du Flambeau Chain o' Lakes.          



Our primary property search tool allows you to search for for any of the hundreds of lakes throughout our Northwoods, but here is a taste of real estate available on a selection of lakes:

St Germain Area Eagle River Area Three Lakes Area

Big St Germain Lake

Found Lake

Little St Germain Lake

Lost Lake


Aldridge Lake

Bass Lake

Carpenter Lake

Tambling Lake

Eagle River Chain
(north of dam)

Eagle River-Three Lakes Chain

(all 28-lakes)

Lone Stone Lake

Meta Lake

Thunder Lake

Three Lakes Chain
(south of the dam) 

Three Lakes-Eagle River Chain

(all 28-lakes) 



Land o' Lakes /
Phelps Area
Minocqua / Arbor Vitae / Woodruff Area Sayner / Star Lake / Plum Lake Area

Big Portage Lake

Black Oak Lake

Lac du Lune

Lac Vieux Desert

Cisco Chain

Big Arbor Vitae Lake

Brandy Lake

Squirrel Lake

Minocqua Chain

Ballard Lake

Plum Lake

Star Lake

Razorback Lake


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