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, wheel-chair accessible with easy access to drinking water and vault toilets.
Day use facilities include a 377-acre lake with crystal clear water, swim beach, paved boat launch, 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.
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 15 minutes east of Eagle River. The Anvil Lake Recreation Area is pet friendly; See restrictions below for more information.
Very nice little camp ground. Has a small beach and shelter with with a fireplace. Nice level deep spots that are nicely separated. Pit toilets. I think the sites are all primitive. You can hear the road but we also heard the loons :)