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Vilas County boasts over 1,300 lakes, ranging from small, secluded bodies of water to larger, more expansive lakes. From the famous Eagle River Chain of Lakes, including Eagle Lake and Catfish Lake, to the tranquil Trout Lake and Crystal Lake, there is a lake to suit every interest and preference.

The natural beauty of the lakes is enhanced by the lush forests and rolling hills that encompass the region. Towering pines, colorful foliage, and rocky shorelines create a scenic backdrop for outdoor adventures. Vilas County is home to a diverse range of wildlife, from majestic bald eagles to playful otters, providing endless opportunities for wildlife observation and photography.

Whether you seek outdoor adventures, tranquil moments by the water, or a taste of small-town charm, the lakes of Vilas County, Wisconsin, offer an idyllic destination. With their natural beauty, abundant recreational opportunities, and warm community spirit, these lakes invite you to create cherished memories and embrace the serenity of the Northwoods.

Art by: Great River Arts

The Lakes of Vilas County Wisconsin

  • This vintage-style sign is available in multiple different sizes in your choice of wood or metal.

    Wood signs come in four different sizes, are affixed with a picture-hanger on the back, and are recommended for indoors or outdoors under an eave. Extra Large wooden signs (48x65, 35x82, 48x82, and 47x47) ship disassembled.

    Metal signs come in three different sizes, are embellished with corner grommets for hanging, and are recommended for indoor or outdoor use.

    Materials: Locally-sourced plywood or galvanized steel.

    Disclaimer: Maps are intended for decoration only, may contain erroneous information, and may not be used for navigation. All geography changes over time. Lake depths not only change over the years, but season-to-season as well. And ocean depths, of course, change with the tides.

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