Eagle River

Eagle River is a city in Vilas County, Wisconsin, United States. The population is 1,398. It is the county seatof Vilas County. Because of the many lakes in the area, the city is a popular vacation and retirement destination. The area contains many condominia, seasonal vacation homes, and hunting cabins.

Eagle River has a cool humid continental climate, with long, cold winters and short, mild summers. Annually the temperature drops below 32 °F (0 °C) on 190 days, and below 0 °F (-17.8 °C) on 39 days. The comfortable summers result in only one day per year on average with temperatures exceeding 90 °F (32.2 °C).

Common recreational activities include boating, camping, fishing, swimming, hunting, golfing, ice fishing, and snowmobiling. Bald eagles can be viewed here, the source of the name „Eagle“ River.

Eagle River is known as the „Snowmobile Capital of the World“ because of the World Championship Snowmobile Derby held for over 50 years at an ice oval on the north side of the city. There are over 500 miles of groomed snowmobile trails in the county. The World Snowmobile Headquarters and International Snowmobile Hall of Fame are located in Eagle River.

The Wisconsin Hockey Hall of Fame is in Eagle River Stadium in Eagle River. Eagle River has been the host of the Labatt Blue USA hockey pond hockey championship games.

Eagle River has a public golf course, located on East McKinley Street.