Welcome to Your Hayward Lakes Vacation in Sawyer County, Wisconsin, USA

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The best things about a northwoods vacation are the memories made, the friendships forged and the traditions created.  Plan your fall Hayward Lakes vacation today!

Welcome to the Hayward Lakes Area of Northwest Wisconsin.  Sawyer County is a place to visit any time of the year...there is always an opportunity to leave your cares behind and renew your spirit.  The Hayward Lakes Area boasts an old-fashioned, friendly small town atmosphere while offering the finest amenities to make it a four-season vacation destination.  We pride ourselves on our unique setting and north woods appeal.  No matter what draws you here, a variety of sports and outdoor activities, excellent dining, comfortable accommodations, distinctively different shopping or an unhurried pace, you're sure to enjoy your getaway in our corner of the north woods. 

So, you're thinking about fishing?  Well, the Hayward Lakes Area is a fisherman's dream!  We have fly fishing, ice fishing, shore fishing, lake fishing, river fishing.  The mighty Chippewa Flowage is Wisconsin's third largest lake and home to world record muskies.  Check out the area's best walleye fishing action and pristine waters on Nelson Lake.  Enjoy the Quiet Lakes of Ghost, Lost Land and Teal.  The clear waters of Lac Courte Oreilles and Round Lakes makes them fun to fish. The Birchwood Area includes the Chetac-Birch Lakes Chain, Red Cedar Lake and Long Lake and boasts the "Bluegill Capital of Wisconsin".

Looking for lodging?  Keep in mind that we know this area the best.  We can match your preference with the right property.  The great news is that it's FREE.  Give us a call or email and we will refer you to a place that is a perfect fit for you and your family without charging fees like the big marketplaces.


34th Annual Hayward Fall Festival! September 22, 2018

Fall leavesThe Hayward Fall Festival is the site for a full day of autumn-themed events and food!  New this year is the 2018Fall leaves Fall Fest Relay for Life fun run!

Need help finding a place to stay, contact us 715-634-4801 or email info@haywardlakes.com

CLICK HERE FOR FALL COLOR TOUR MAP (six self-guided road tours to pick from)Wisconsin Fall Color Tours


The Hayward Lakes region with its rolling hills and hardwood forest, tall pine stands and pristine lakes serves as the hub of our trail system.

Over 600 miles of groomed snowmobile trails.

Over 200 miles of maintained ATV/UTV trails and 1000 plus miles of trails and routes that content in NW Wisconsin.

200 miles of marked and mapped mountain bike trails, plus 125 miles of prime single track.

250 miles of cross-country skiing trails, with night skiing and snowshoe loops.

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