Vilas County Wisconsin Government Services - Parks


















Forestry, Recreation, & Land Department

 

 

 

Parks

Day Use Parks & Beaches

Cranberry Island Day Use  -  Picnic tables, grills, fire ring, boat dock

Eagle Lake County Park  -  Latrine, picnic tables, grills, swimming pier, beach

Buckatabon Ck @ WI River  -  Latrine, gfire ring/grill, table, shelter, walk-in camping
Hunter Lake Beach  -  Latrine, grills, fire rings, tables, swingset, horseshoe pit
McLeod Lake  -  Table, fire ring
River Road @ WI River  -  Latrine, tables, fire ring
Rummels Rd. @ WI River  -  Latrine, table, fire ring/grill, shelter, walk-in camping
Snipe Lake  -  Latrine, shelter, tables, grills
Snyder Lake  -  Table, fire ring
Tamarack Springs  -  Latrine, tables, grills
Torch Lake Beach  -  Latrine, tables, grills, fire ring, swingset
Dr. Oldfield Memorial Park  -  Latrine, tables, grills
Lac Vieux Desert Park  -  Headwaters of Wisconsin River, latrine, tables, grills

No pets are allowed in any public building, swimming beach, picnic grounds, boat landing, or playground, or to run at large at any time.   In areas where pets are permitted, pets shall be kept on a leash not more than 8 feet long, and effectively restrained or under the owner’s control at all times. Please clean up after your pet. 

Soap, fires, food, and beverages are not permitted on beaches.
Horseback riding in designated (posted) Equestrian areas only.  
No hunting or trapping. No person shall take, catch, kill, hunt, trap, pursue, or otherwise disturb any wild animals in any County Park.  
No overnight camping in parks unless posted designated for camping.  
Parks are open between 6:00 a.m. and 11:00 p.m.
Please refer to Vilas County Ordinance Chapters 16 (Forestry) and 19 (Parks) for further information.

 

Improved Fishing Sites

Cook’s Lake  -  ADA Pier 8 X 8 & catwalk   renovated 1997  ADA
Deep Lake  -  ADA Pier, fire ring 8 X 8 & catwalk  renovated 2003 ADA
Lake of the Hills  -  ADA Pier 6 X 20  renovated 2013

Mud Minnow Lake  -  Table, fire ring, grill, Pier 4 X 8 & catwalk ADA renovated 2001
Rice Lake  -  Pier 6 X 16  renovated 2012
Tamarack Flowage  -  Pier 4 X 16
Wood Duck Lake  -  Pier 8 X 16 

 

Boat Landings

Boot Lake  -  Pier 8 X 16 renovated 2003
Upper Buckatabon Lake  -  ADA Pier 5 X 24 renovated 2001
Lake of the Hills  -  ADA Pier 6 X 20 renovated 2000
Hunter Lake  -  Latrine, tables, grills, swingset
McLeod Lake  -  Table, Fire ring, boat launch
Muskellunge Lake  -  ADA Pier 4 X 40 renovated 2003
Pickeral Creek  -  Pier 6 X 20 new 2009
Snipe Lake  -  Pier, latrine, shelter
Tamarack Flowage  -  Pier 4 X 16 renovated 2006
Dr. Oldfield Memorial Park  -  ADA Pier, latrine, tables, grills renovated 2013
River Road @ WI River  -  Canoe and Kayak Launch

Eagle Lake  -  ADA Pier 6 X 40 renovated 2004
Wisconsin River Forrest St.  -  County owns parking area only–4 spaces including trailers

 

Shooting Range

The shooting range is open spring, summer, and fall.  Please Refer to Rules Below.

The Vilas County Forestry Department maintains the Vilas County Shooting Range located 5 ½ miles north of Eagle River off Highway 45 on the east side of the highway.  

Range rules are posted onsite and are as follows:

  • RANGE RULES SAFETY IS OF THE UTMOST IMPORTANCE
  • RIFLES & PISTOLS ARE TO BE SHOT ONLY INTO THE BACKSTOPS.
  • DO NOT PLACE YOUR TARGETS ON TOP OF THE BACKSTOPS.
  • CEASE FIRING, UNLOAD & BREAK OPEN YOUR ACTION WHEN OTHERS ARE DOWN RANGE PLACING OR RETRIEVING TARGETS.
  • GLASS TARGETS AND EXPLODING TARGETS ARE NOT ALLOWED.
  • DO YOUR PART TO KEEP THE RANGE CLEAN & SAFE.  TAKE REFUSE (CANS, PLASTIC CONTAINERS, ETC.) WITH YOU WHEN YOU LEAVE.
  • THE RANGE IS OPEN FOR ENJOYMENT SPRING, SUMMER & FALL FROM 8a.m. TO 8 p.m. OR SUNSET, WHICHEVER COMES SOONER.
  • ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES AND CONTAINERS PROHIBITED AND SHALL NOT BE CONSUMED OR BROUGHT ONTO PREMISES

The Shooting Range consists of parking for about 10 vehicles, 8 backstops, 5 signs, 1 fire ring, 5 benches, and a donation tube.  All donations received are used for range maintenance and improvements.  There is a shotgun area, and shooting lanes of 15, 25, 50, and 100 yards.