Fishing. Biking. ATVing. Kayaking. Boating. Camping. Yes, it’s summertime in Eagle River.
Home to the World’s Largest Chain of 28 Lakes, the Eagle River area is famous for fishing. Perhaps best known as the site of the Professional Musky Tournament Trail, Eagle River is equally renowned by bass and walleye enthusiasts (and has produced the state record walleye). The area’s fishing guides can assist visitors interested in targeting any of these species, or help introduce youngsters to the sport with a morning or afternoon of panfish action.
Angling isn’t the area’s only appeal on Eagle River area lakes and rivers. Pontoon boat passengers and jet boaters wave to each other as if they were longtime friends. Sometimes, they are. Water skiers and jet skiers test new skills on their favorite lake. Paddlers are also drawn to the region with its plethora of lakes and streams (many of them interconnected). There are opportunities galore for canoers, kayakers or stand-up paddleboarders – all of which are available for rent from various area businesses. No matter the activity, the open water quickly fills with the sounds of laughter and good tunes in the summer.
On land, the area’s dense boreal forests and wetlands teem with wildlife – including eagles—making it a nature photographer’s dream. Eagle River is also a playground for hikers, mountain bikers and ATVers, with hundreds of miles of trails and routes available.
Eagle River also hosts a variety of diverse summer events. Craft beer aficionados will enjoy the Up North Beerfest in June, while aspiring lumberjacks (and lumberjills) will appreciate the activities at the Paul Bunyan Fest in August and bicyclists of all levels can enjoy natural beauty during the SepTimber Ride.
Visitors to the Eagle River area have a range of lodging options to choose from. For those who’d like to be closer to nature, there are multiple campgrounds to choose from, while guests needing a slip or parking spot for their boats also have multiple options. At the other end of the spectrum, a number of resorts are ready to pamper visitors with luxurious amenities.
Eagle River isn’t home to only one summer pastime, its home to your summer pastime. Check out EagleRiver.org to plan your summer getaway today.