Anvil Lake Recreation Area

Area Status: Open
This area is Open
 

If you are looking for a base camp to explore area trails or a destination rustic campground with a family atmosphere, try the Anvil Lake Recreation Area off Highway 70 east of Eagle River.

The Anvil Lake Recreation Area on the Eagle River District consists of a campground with 18 campsites equipped with fire rings and picnic tables, with easy access to drinking water and vault toilets. Some of the campsites are wheel-chair accessible. 

Day use facilities include a 377-acre lake with crystal clear water, swim beach, a paved boat launch for year-round fishing and access to the Anvil National Recreation Trail, one of the most popular trail systems in the area, that includes hiking and mountain biking and converts to a winter cross-country ski trail.

Did you forget something? Don't sweat it! The town of Eagle River can meet your camping supply needs ranging from groceries to firewood, as well as a souvenir or two.

So, if you like to swim, boat, fish, hike, picnic or enjoy being close to town, then the Anvil Lake recreation area is the place for you, conveniently located just 10 minutes east of Eagle River.

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At a Glance

Reservations: There are no reservable sites at the Anvil Lake Campground.  All sites are available on a first-come basis.
Fees Individual campsite fee is $15/night, payable at the fee envelope tube at the site. Individual vehicle fee is $5/day, payable at the fee envelope tube at the site, or with the purchase of a $20 annual day-use sticker. Stickers can be purchased at any Forest Service office, or at some local businesses. Holders of an Interagency Senior or Access Pass are able to use day use facilities at no charge with an appropriately displayed pass.
Open Season: May 24
Usage: Medium
Busiest Season: Camping: Memorial Day - Labor Day
Restrictions: Maximum of 8 people and 4 vehicles at each camp site.
Closest Towns:  Eagle River
Water: Drinking Water
Restroom: Vault Toilets
Passes: The USDA Forest Service honors all four Interagency Recreation Passes that may be applied at National Park Service, Bureau of Land Management, Bureau of Reclamation and U.S. Fish and Wildlife sites charging recreation use fees. Visit http://www.fs.fed.us/passespermits/rec-fee.shtml to decide which pass is right for you. Fees are half of price shown with use of Interagency Senior or Access Pass. Interagency Pass discounts apply only to the fee for the campsite physically occupied by the pass holder.
Operated By: Forest Service. A volunteer host may help manage the area.
Information Center: Campground hosts greet visitors as they arrive, inform them of the campground regulations and assist them with their campsite.

General Information

Directions:

From Eagle River travel east 8.7 miles on Highway 70 to the campground entrance on the left (north) side of the road or the trails on the right (south) side of the road.  Follow signs to the Anvil Lake Campground or Anvil Lake National recreational Trail parking areas.


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RV Camping

Anvil Lake Campground is located on the south shore of Anvil Lake. The lake has extremely clear water and has a beautiful swim beach. Located in the campground is a 300-year-old white pine that got its start not long after the Pilgrims landed. A log shelter with picnic tables adds to the rustic character of this campground.

Pavement Type of ParkingAsphalt
Fire InformationThere are accessible fire rings at each campsite.
No. of Sites18
Reservation InfoThere are no reservable sites at the Anvil Lake Campground.  All sites are available on a first-come basis.
Size Restrictions(Back-in sites unless indicated below):
  • 25 Foot: 1, 13, 18
  • 30 Foot: 12
  • 35 Foot: 7
  • 40 Foot: 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 10, 11
Pull Through Tent: 9, 14, 15, 16, 17
No. of Accessible sites18

Campground Camping

Anvil Lake Campground is located on the south shore of Anvil Lake. The lake has extremely clear water and has a beautiful swim beach. Located in the campground is a 300-year-old white pine that got its start not long after the Pilgrims landed. A log shelter with picnic tables adds to the rustic character of this campground.

No. of Sites18

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Location

 
  Latitude : 
45.9375

  Longitude : 
-89.0596