EXPLORING SPREAD EAGLE WISCONSIN
Located in Florence County, Northeastern Wisconsin
Rental Cabins and Cottages, Vacation Homes, Businesses, Art
Shows, Water Ski Shows,
and things to see and do while you are visiting Spread
The community of Spread Eagle, WI is located on
Highway US-2. 5 miles west of Iron Mountain and 6 miles east
of Florence in northeastern Wisconsin. The beautiful lakes,
rivers, and woodlands have attracted many people who have
chosen to live here, vacation, or have summer homes and
Lodging on the Michigan side of
the Menominee River. The border between Wisconsin and
the Upper Peninsula of Michigan
- DUVALS LAKESIDE
RESORT on the Menominee
Harding Park Road, Iron Mountain, MI 49801. 906-774-1689.
Housekeeping cabins on the Menominee River a few miles
north of Iron Mountain. 1, 2 and 3 bedroom cottages,
pleasant front rooms, modern bathrooms, finest kitchens
with electric stoves, large refrigerators, cooking
utensils and dishes furnished. Cable TV, 2 to 8 people
per unit. Sand bottomed beach for swimming. Picnic table
and grill near each cottage.
RESORT COUNTRY LOG CABINS N4128 North U.S. 2,
Iron Mountain, Michigan 49801.Phone (906) 774-6244 or
800-236-6244. 4 miles east of Spread Eagle on the Michigan side of the bridge over
US-2. Nine fully equipped housekeeping log cabins on the
Menominee River, 3 miles west of Iron Mountain, Michigan.
Cable TV, outside barbecue and your own boat and dock
slip. Relax and watch the deer coming down to the waters
edge to drink.
- KEYES LAKE CAMPGROUND and Mini-Golf. Camping with Modern Facilities, Beautiful Wooded Sites, & 18 Hole Pro Mini Golf. We have 33 sites and 2 Sleeping Cabins, a camp store and WI-FI. The Mini Golf is the largest course in the area. The course runs around two ponds and crosses over flowing streams. Located 3 ½ miles south of Florence on Highway 101. You and your family are invited to enjoy a quiet memorable vacation at Keyes Lake Campground & Mini Golf, N4018 Highway 101, Florence, WI 54121. Phone: 715-528-4907 or 1-800-264-8071
NATIONAL FOREST in Florence County. Rustic
campgrounds at the Brule River, Lost Lake, Morgan Lake,
Chipmunk Rapids, Stevens Lake, and backcountry camping in
the Whisker Lake Wilderness. Phone: 715-528-4464 for
BREEZE Campground, 4 miles north of Iron
Mountain in the central Upper Peninsula Phone:
906-774-7701. Heated swimming pool. 70 shady sites
including full hook-ups, electric and water campsites,
and tent sites. Dump station, hot showers, camp store,
playground, and laundry room. Wireless internet access
and dial-up. Open May 1st through October 15th. W8576
Twin Falls Road, Iron Mountain, MI 49801. Pets welcome.
- Food and Beverages:
Bar & Grill for food & beverages.
Open daily at 11 am serving a wide variety of sandwiches,
homemade soup, chili, your favorite beverages, and a
delicious Fish Fry on Friday. Bring the family . Take out
available. On the north side of Highway US-2 at the
intersection of Carpenter Road in Spread Eagle, WI.
Phone: 715-696-6220. Snowmobile & ATV trail across
the road with easy access.
Attractions, Businesses, and Recreation
POWERSPORTS is a full service dealer offering
sales, certified service, parts, and rental machines in the
central Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Sales of boats,
pontoons, motors, ATV's, UTV's, snowmobiles, and
motorcycles. Large rental fleet of boats, ATV's, and
snowmobiles. Delivery available. Open Tuesday through
Saturday. Iron Mountain Powersports, 1804 N Stephenson Ave,
Iron Mountain, MI 49801. Phone: 906-779-1771.
Mountain Bike, River Tubes, and
Kayak Rentals at
RIVERS ADVENTURE COMPANY in Florence, WI. rentals
of Hurricane Kayaks and Trek Mountain bikes for enjoying the
back roads, trails, lakes, and rivers in northeastern
Wisconsin with delivery available. Half day to weekly
rentals. Bike rentals include helmet and lock. Kayak rentals
include a life vest and paddle. Car carriers available.
River Tubes for a fun day floating down a nearby rivers.
Located on Highway US-2 at the Subway in Florence Call for information.
Northwood Wilderness Outfitters Store and River Trips. Your Outfitting Headquarters for Outdoor Adventures in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan and Northern Wisconsin, Menominee River Country. Guided and self-guided river trips and fishing adventures. Canoes & kayaks (sales & rentals), traditional archery supplies, fly fishing equipment, snowshoes, and other outdoor gear available in the Outfitters Store. Shuttle service available. Two-bedroom rental cabin. N-4088 Pine Mountain Road, (Corner US-2 and Pine Mountain Road), Iron Mountain, MI 40801. Phone: 906-774-9009 or 800-530-8859.
CONTRACTOR Randy Duval Painting &
Decorating. Over 35 years of service in the area. See Randy
for all your painting and decorating needs. Wallpaper,
Refurbrishing Paneling, Woodgraining on Metal Doors, Deck
Maintanence, Window Trim and Sills, Cabinets, Staining,
Color Varnishing, & Power Washing. Licensed &
Insured. Duval Painting, N-4849 Harding Park Drive, Iron
Mountain, MI 49801. Phone: 906-774-2812
RAFTING at Piers Gorge and the Sturgeon River with Northwoods Adventures in Iron Mountain, Michigan. Located at the corner of M-95 & US-2 on the north side of Iron Mountain, Northwoods Adventures offers several rafting trips daily. Experienced rafting guides. All equipment provided. Call to schedule a thrilling ride down these exciting rapids. Northwoods Adventures Rafting Outfitter, N4017 US Highway 2, Iron Mountain, MI 40901. Phone: 906-563-5450
Things to See and
Do in Spread Eagle Wisconsin
SKI-TERS Water Ski
Park, Menominee River, Spread Eagle, Wisconsin, 5 miles from
Iron Mountain, Michigan. Shows from mid-June through Labor Day weekend. Night Show. Watch awesome skiing and amazing
jumping. The Badwater Ski-Ters are the 2015 State of Wisconsin Division 2 Show Ski Champions! The Badwater Ski-Ters Jump Team has been very
successful in national competition and are the2003, 2009, and 2015 National
Show Jumping Champions. Please check our schedule for exact times and dates. Always Fun! Always
BEARS DEN, MINI-GOLF
and GO-KARTS, Highway US 2, Spread Eagle,
Wisconsin 54121. (715) 696-6166. Just 4 miles north west of
Iron Mountain, MI, 1/2 miles north of the bridge over the
Menominee River (State Line).
NATIONAL FOREST in northeastern Wisconsin, just 10
miles west of Spread Eagle. Four seasons of recreation may
be enjoyed in the Nicolet - hiking, camping, biking,
fishing, swimming, canoeing, bird watching, berry picking,
hunting, cross country skiing, snowshoeing and snowmobiling.
The Nicolet contains Whisker Lake Wilderness, over 7,500
acres of remote dedicated wilderness with walk in camping,
fishing and canoeing. The Nicolet is not heavily used and
offers a real opportunity to "get away from it all". Enjoy
this true wilderness experience for those who love the
outdoors. Phone: 715-528-4464.
EAGLE ART SHOW "Art
in the Woods", 38th Annual Show, Spread Eagle, WI, 7 miles
from Iron Mountain, MI. Sunday, July 17, 2016 from 9 am to
3 pm, at the Chuckwagon on US-2 in Spread Eagle,
Florence County offers hundreds of acres of public
land for hiking, camping, fishing, hunting, off-roading,
snowmobiling, downhill and cross country skiing, An amazing
area for outdoor enthusiasts. Whitewater rafting at Piers
Gorge just east of Niagara, WI.
FISHING: The lakes and streams near Spread Eagle and
Florence County are just waiting for you to drop in your
line and enjoy some great fishing, The boat launch for
Badwater Lake on the Menominee River is just off US-2 on the
Twin Falls Road. You can fish Badwater, a backwater of the
Twin Falls Power Dam on the Menominee River, or head
upstream on the Menominee River. The Pine River flows into
the Menominee downriver from the power dam . . . boat launch
south of the Lake Elwood Road or there is a launch south of
Florence on Highway N. The Brule River is north of the town
of Florence and separates Wisconsin from the Upper Peninsula
of Michigan. Great fishing, canoeing and kayaking.
The Brule River
The Menominee River
GOLFING: There are several area courses open to the
public that offer a challenge to those who enjoy playing
SKIING: Keyes Peak Downhill Ski Area is located 4
miles south of Florence on Highway 101. Downhill skiing,
snowboarding, and tubing with rental equipment available.
Phone 715-528-3207. Pine Mountain Resort near Iron Mountain
offers downhill skiing and snowbloarding with rentals
SNOWMOBILING: Trail runs along US-2 on the old
Northwestern railroad tracks and connects to the Iron
Mountain area via the railroad bridge over the Menominee
River or west throughout Florence County and into the Upper
Peninsula. Snowmobile rentals at Power Sports on the northside
of Iron Mountain, MI
SPREAD EAGLE BARRENS NATURAL AREA. Just south of Lake
Anna you will find one of the last areas in the state of
Wisconsin that was never settled and remains undeveloped as
it was many centuries ago. Rolling plains, grasslands,
sweeping vistas, wild birds, butterflies, wildlife, and
wildflowers dot the landscape and delicious blueberries are
ready for picking during the summer.
WATERFALL TOUR: Florence County has several waterfalls
located on state designated Wild Rivers, the Popple River
and the Pine River. Both offer canoeing and kayaking with
portage trails around the waterfalls. The Florence County
Waterfalls are not easy to reach and are on backroads,
sometimes impassible, so be cautious as you treck into the
woods. All the waterfalls are accessible by land except
Little Bull Falls that is located on private property and
can only be viewed from a canoe or kayak.
- LaSalle Falls, Meyers Falls, & Bull Falls are
on the Pine River. LaSalle is the largest falls and it is
about a hike of 1 mile over hills and hollows to find
this exciting waterfall. Washburn Falls Jennings Falls,
Little Bull Falls, and Big Bull Falls are on the Popple
- Directions and maps are available at the Wild
Rivers Interpretive Center at the corner of US-2 &
Highway 70/101 on the west entrance to the town of
Florence. Tourist information, maps, and licenses. Phone
- A Pileated Woodpecker stops by for lunch
at a cottage along the Menominee River in Spread
Welcome Home Committee in the backyard.
A new resident takes a nap by the Menominee River.
~ Yesterday ~
Many years ago when the Northwestern Railroad extended
their tracks west to the iron mines in Florence and
Commonwealth, the train brought people from Iron Mountain to
enjoy the beautiful lakes in the Spread Eagle area.
Private cottages and camps sprang up around
the Spread Eagle Chain of Lakes, Lake Elwood,
Spring Lake, Lake Anna, and Cosgrove Lake as well
as along the Menominee River that separates
Wisconsin from the Upper Peninsula.
Old postcard shows people enjoying a summer
day in Spread Eagle, WI.
Ladies preparing to enjoy a boat ride
on the Spread Eagle Chain of Lakes.
Included are the Deloria girls from
Iron River, MI, Mae and Ruth.
Photograph taken August 15, 1912
Old postcard shows Chainey's Store, the boat
landing, and waterslides on Railroad Lake in
The train from Iron Mounain stopped at the
store for travelers visiting Spread Eagle.
The old iron bridge crossing the Menominee River is located just east of
US-2 on Twin Falls Road in Spread Eagle near the boat launch
and the Badwater Ski-Ters Waterski Show site. This was the
original bridge for Highway US-2 from Iron Mountain,
Michigan to Florence, Wisconsin. Foot traffic only. The bridge was 100 years old in 2012.
Towns and Cities
Attractions in Northern Wisconsin
The Northern Wisconsin
Iron Mountain, MI
Recreation in the Iron
Businesses in Iron
Top Photo: "Sunset over Middle Lake" by David Martin
"Deloria Ladies" provided by Mary Deloria
Registered Copyright 2006 by Char Simons,
webmaster. All Rights Reserved. Except as permitted under
the Copyright Act of 1976, as amended, this web site may not
be reproduced in whole or in part in any manner. Unless
authorized by the webmaster, reproduction of any picture,
web page or pages on this website,
www.exploringthenorth.com, for placement on the internet is
a copyright infringement. All right, title and interest in
and to the material on these web pages, the web site, in
whole or in part, and in and to this url and the urls
contained within, is the property of the webmaster. All
website design, text, graphics, selection and arrangement
thereof are the copyrighted works of Char Simons. Web site
created on an Apple G-4.
Spread Eagle WI: Lodging: cabin and
cottage rentals, resorts, food and beverages, attractions,
recreation, canoe rentals, & waterfalls.