About This Place
Eagle River is a city in Vilas County, Wisconsin, United States. The population was 1,443 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Vilas County. The city is known for being a popular "Northwoods" vacation town. Many citizens from nearby Chicago, Milwaukee, Green Bay, and Madison vacation here.
Eagle River is located at 45°55′12″N 89°15′1″W / 45.92°N 89.25028°W / 45.92; -89.25028 (45.919902, -89.250210), along the Eagle River.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.7 square miles (7.1 km²), of which, 2.5 square miles (6.6 km²) of it is land and 0.2 square miles (0.5 km²) of it (6.59%) is water. The Eagle River/Three Lakes Chain of Lakes is made up of 28 lakes, which is the largest number of inland interconnecting lakes in the world.