Welcome to the Hayward Lakes Area of 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 summer 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.  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 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.