Sam Campbell Memorial Trail

Area Status: Open

This trail is named in honor of nature enthusiast, philosopher, and writer, Sam Campbell. It leads through a forest of pines, balsam, and hardwoods, and offers a variety of spring birds and wildflowers. A self-guiding brochure available at the trailhead interprets the area using the writings of Sam Campbell. A section of the trail leads to Wegimind Point and Vanishing Lake, a focal point in many of Campbell's writings and lectures. The Three Lakes Historical Society is a partner with the Forest Service in managing the trail. Benches are provided.

In the winter, you can enjoy snowshoeing on the Sam Campbell Memorial Trail.

At a Glance

Closest Towns: Three Lakes
Information Center: Eagle River - Florence Ranger District

General Information


From Three Lakes, take State Highway 32 east for 4 miles to Military Road (FR 2178). Turn left and go north 4-1/2 miles to Old Military Road (FR 2207). Take left fork onto Old Military Road and proceed north 1 mile to the trailhead. Parking is available for 3 vehicles.

General Notes:

Map of Sam Campbell Memorial Trail 

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Day Hiking

Difficulty Level: Intermediate

Interpretive Areas

Difficulty Level: Intermediate

XC Skiing/Snowshoeing

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities


  Area/Length : 
1.75 Mile Loop

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