Spectacle Lake Campground

Area Status: Closed
This area is Closed

This is a family favorite! The 174-acre lake is extremely clear, and its 500-foot beach provides a great swimming area. Take a pleasant hike on the two and one-half mile trail that connects with Kentuck Lake Campground, and then enjoy a refreshing dip in Spectacle Lake. Keep your eyes open and listen carefully! You are likely to see and hear lots of wildlife while you're here!

Spectacle Lake Campground is located near Eagle River. To get there travel from Eagle River 7.6 miles to FR 2178 (Military Road). Turn left (north) on FR 2178 and continue 2.9 miles to Kentuck Lake Road (FR 2465). Turn right (northeast) on FR 2465 and continue 1.7 miles to FR 2196. Turn left (north) and continue 2.2 miles to Spectacle Lake Road (FR 2572). Turn right (east) and travel 1.2 miles to the campground.

Click here to print an information sheet including a map about Spectacle Lake Campground.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Opening May 26.
Area Amenities: Accessible,Boat ramp,Tent camping,Camping trailer,Picnic tables,Toilets,Drinking water
Fees Individual campsite fee is $15/night for lakeshore family sites; $12/night for off-lake family sites. Interagency pass discounts apply when campsite is occupied by the pass holder. 
Open Season: May 26 - October 11
Restrictions: Campsite Capacity - Individual campsite capacity may not exceed 3 vehicles or 8 people. Vehicle capacity limit includes vehicles, wheeled camping units and trailers.
Closest Towns: Eagle River
Information Center: Eagle River - Florence Ranger District

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Boat ramp
Camping trailer 25 foot: site 28; 30 foot: site 22, 23; 35 foot: 19, 27, 29, 31, 32, 34; 40 foot: 1-12, 14-18; 20; 21; 24-26; 30-33
Toilets Vault toilets.
Picnic tables Picnic table at each site.
Tent camping
Drinking water Well water
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174 Acre Lake

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