Blackjack Springs Wilderness


Area Status: Open

Officially designated as a Wilderness in 1978, this 5,800 acre area is located 7 miles northeast of Eagle River, Wis. in Vilas County. Blackjack Springs main feature is a series of four large, crystal clear springs that form the headwaters of Blackjack Creek, in the midst of dense forest cover. This Wilderness contains diverse vegetation typical of the Lake Superior Highlands of northern Wisconsin. The terrain is somewhat rolling and uneven. Wildlife such as deer, bear, fisher, ruffed grouse, and various species of songbirds are common. One lake, three streams with associated spring ponds and wetlands are also found here. Fishing, hunting, hiking, canoeing and nature study are popular recreational uses.

At a Glance

Restrictions: The possession or use of motorized or mechanized equipment is prohibited. This includes all motor vehicles, bicycles, outboard and electrical motors, and any wheeled devise for transporting canoes, boats, or equipment. Camping within 100 feet of water or the North Country National Scenic Trail is prohibited. Camping is limited to 14 consecutive days. All State of Wisconsin fishing and hunting regulations and license requirements apply in wilderness areas. Erecting permanent hunting tree stands or ground blinds is prohibited. Storing or leaving a boat, canoe, equipment, personal property, or supplies is prohibited. Disposing of debris, garbage or other waste, except that which is burnable and disposed by fire, is prohibited. 
Water: Always bring water and a water filtration device.
Information Center: Eagle River - Florence Ranger District

Activities

River and Stream Fishing

Day Hiking

Backpacking

Small Game Hunting

Viewing Wildlife

Boating - Non-Motorized

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities

Highlights

Featured Events

Location

 
  Area/Length : 
5,800 Acres

  Latitude : 
45.964120

  Longitude : 
-89.088451