Lakes

The Hayward Lakes Area of Northern Wisconsin offers a wide array of lodging. From in-town accommodations to popular lakeside resorts; from quiet, secluded retreats to bustling convention centers; Hayward Lakes will help you make memories to last a lifetime.

Barker Lake - Barker Lake is 26 miles east of Hayward on County B.  Muskie, northern, walleye, large- and smallmouth bass, and panfish abound in this ideal setting for a pleasant vacation. Barker Lake covers more than 238 acres and reaches depths of 12 feet.

Big Lake Chetac - Big Lake Chetac is located 25 miles south of Hayward on County F.  Lake Chetac flows south from Edgewater to The Narrows, the channel flowing south between Lake Chetac and Big Birch Lake, near Birchwood. With 1,920 acres, a maximum depth of 28 feet and an average depth of 12 to 18 feet, Lake Chetac contains plenty of northern, walleye, bass and pan fish waters.  Lake Chetac still maintains a northwoods ambience, with a feeling of uncrowded freedom.

Big Sissabagama Lake – This excellent fishing lake in Sawyer County is 18 miles south of Hayward. Big Sissabagama Lake covers 805 acres and reaches depths up to 48 feet. Fish include musky, panfish, largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, northern pike, and walleye.

Birch Lake - Big Birch Lake, the smaller cousin of Lake Chetac, is unique in other ways: its 368 acres contain deeper waters, with a 73-foot maximum depth and 24-foot mean depth. More structure, bars, and drop-offs provide better habitat for that most elusive game fish: the walleye. Birch Lake is located 26 miles south of Hayward on County T.

Blueberry Lake - Come and experience Blueberry Lake, one of the small wonders of the Northwoods. Covering more than 250 acres of water and depths reaching down to 29 feet, this lake offers you and your family an abundant supply of walleye, bass, and panfish. Blueberry Lake is only 20 minutes southeast of Hayward, on County N.

 Callahan Lake - Callahan Lake, first settled in 1914 by legendary lumberjack Callahan Bill Streveas, is now one of the most secluded and private lakes in the area. Callahan Lake is fed from Chief River, which then flows into the Chippewa Flowage, making a stopping place for many fish. Floating bogs, islands, and open waters provide for an angler’s paradise to catch musky and largemouth bass. Callahan Lake is located 13 miles east of Hayward on County Highway B.

Chippewa Flowage – Created in the 1920’s by a dam on the Chippewa River, the Flowage is Wisconsin's largest wilderness lake. With more than 15,000 acres of water, a maximum depth of 92 feet, 140 islands, and over 200 miles of undeveloped shoreline, the Chippewa Flowage offers you a world of opportunity. Enjoy the thrill of a fighting musky, elusive walleye, crappie, numerous small- or largemouth bass, jumbo perch, and plentiful bluegill.

Clam Lake - Clam Lake is 33 miles east of Hayward on Hwy. 77. Muskie, walleye, large- and smallmouth bass, and panfish abound in this ideal setting for a pleasant vacation. Clam Lake covers 229 acres of water and has a maximum depth of 22 feet.

Drummond - Escape to the quiet beauty of scenic Drummond Lake, a 97-acre lake in Bayfield County with a depth of 49 feet. You will catch panfish, largemouth bass, northern pike, and walleye.  Drummond Lake is 30 miles north of Hayward on Hwy. 63.

Ghost Lake - Escape to the beauty and peace of the Quiet Lakes. Ghost Lake is a wild, wandering flowage, set deep in the unspoiled Chequamegon National Forest and blessed with a 10-mph speed limit, unique to the Midwest. Ghost Lake features over 372 acres of water and depths reaching 12 feet. Muskie, walleye, largemouth bass, and panfish abound. Ghost Lake is located 28 miles northeast of Hayward on Highway 77.

Grindstone Lake – This 3,100-acre lake, with depths of 60 feet, is bordered by beautiful hardwoods, majestic pines, and sand beaches. Making one large 3,000 acre loop through hardwoods and much pines, and bordered by magnificent beaches, Grindstone Lake contains plenty of walleye, musky, pike, bass, and panfish, and is one of the area’s favorite vacation spots and fishing lakes. Grindstone Lake is located 7 miles southeast of Hayward on Hwy K.

Hoinville Lake - Hoinville Lake is a 60-acre lake located in Washburn County. It has a maximum depth of 23 feet. Fish include panfish and largemouth bass.

Lac Courte Oreilles - The clear, spring-fed waters of the Lac Courte Oreilles Chain of Lakes (pronounced La Coo Deray) remain a popular escape for all kinds of travelers. Explore the 4800 acres of water and many weed beds where musky, northern pike, large- and smallmouth bass, walleye, and panfish find their homes. Lac Courte Oreilles is located 9 miles south of Hayward on Hwy 27.

Lake Hayward - An excellent fishing water, Lake Hayward covers more than 247 acres and reaches depths up to 17 feet. Musky, walleye, bass, and panfish thrive in this dam-created flowage of the Namekagon River. Lake Hayward is located in the City of Hayward on Hwy 27.

Lake Namakagon - The tenth largest natural lake in Wisconsin, Lake Namakagon features 90 miles of undeveloped shoreline, 2897 acres of water, and depths reaching down to 51 feet. Fish species include walleye, musky, pike, bass, and panfish. Lake Namakagon is a 27-mile drive northeast of Hayward, on County Trunk M.

Lake St. Croix -Lake St. Croix is located in Solon Springs, in Douglas County.  It is 828 acres in size with a maximum depth of 22 feet.   Largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, pike, and walleye find their homes in this body of water.

Long Lake - The Walleye Capital of Wisconsin, Long Lake in Washburn County is a picturesque 3,300 acre, 19-mile-long lake reaching depths of over 70 feet. The clear, spring-fed water, cool deep bays, gravel bars, pristine setting, and miles of undeveloped shoreline make a productive year-round fishery for walleye as well as large- and smallmouth bass, crappie, bluegill, and northern pike.

Lost Land Lake - Escape to the beauty and peace of the Quiet Lakes. Lost Land Lake, headwaters of the Chippewa Flowage, was “lost” on early logging maps. Set deep in the unspoiled Chequamegon National Forest and blessed with a 10-mph speed limit, this gem is unique to the Midwest. Lost Land Lake features over 1300 acres of water and depths reaching 21 feet. Species include muskie, walleye, northern pike, large- and smallmouth bass, and pan fish. Lost Land Lake is located 20 miles northeast of Hayward on Highway 77.

Moose Lake - Travel into the vast Chequamegon National Forest and discover the beautiful nine-mile-long flowage waters of Moose Lake. Moose Lake reaches depths of 32 feet and is fed by three rivers and many springs. Musky and walleye enjoy the weed beds and the root beer flowage waters. Moose Lake is located 25 miles east of Hayward, between Highway 77 and County Trunk B.

Namekagon River - Approximately 95 miles long, it varies from an intimate cold-water trout stream, closed in by a predominantly coniferous forest, to a slow-moving body of water which flows through marsh and swamp land. A narrow, twisting river, it is best navigated by canoe or kayak.  Find information at https://namekagonriver.org/visitor-center/.

Nelson Lake - The Totogatic River, a highly productive fishing river, was dammed in 1934 to form what we know as Nelson Lake. Covering more than 3,000 acres of water, 31 miles of shoreline, and depths reaching 33 feet, Nelson Lake provides great fishing habitat.  Northern pike, walleye, bass, and panfish find their homes in the many weed beds and inlets. Nelson Lake is 5 miles north of Hayward on Highway 27 or 63.

Round Lake – The Round Lakes are two of the finest bodies of crystal clear, spring-fed water to be found anywhere. Big and Little Round lakes cover more than 3,000 acres, reach depths up to 74 feet and are connected by a navigable channel. The many bays, weed beds, and bars on the Rounds provide an excellent fishing environment. Round Lake is located 8 miles east of Hayward on Hwy 77 or County Trunk B.

Sand Lake – The excellent fishing waters of Sand Lake cover more than 928 acres and reach depths of 50 feet. Species include musky, walleye, large- and smallmouth bass, and panfish. Sand Lake is located 12 miles south of Hayward on Hwy 27.

Spider Lake Chain - Nestled in the majestic forests of spruce, balsam, and hardwood trees, lies the Spider Lake Chain of Lakes. Anglers can explore more than 1600 acres of shoreline and depths up to 43 feet of clear, spring-fed water. Experience the irregular shoreline and countless weed beds where musky, crappie, walleye, bass, and panfish find their homes. The Spider Lake Chain is located 15 miles northeast of Hayward on Highway 77.

Summit Lake - Summit Lake is 61 acres in size, and 22 feet deep at its deepest point. Anglers can expect to catch a variety of fish including bluegill, largemouth bass, northern pike and smallmouth bass.

Teal Lake - Escape to the beauty and peace of the Quiet Lakes. Teal Lake, with its six wilderness islands, is set deep in the unspoiled Chequamegon National Forest and blessed with a 10-mph speed limit, unique to the Midwest. Teal Lake features over 1049 acres of water and depths reaching 31 feet. Muskie, walleye, northern pike, large- and smallmouth bass, and panfish abound. Teal Lake is located 26 miles northeast of Hayward on Highway 77.

Tiger Cat Flowage - The Tiger Cat Chain of Lakes covers a combined area of 1,700 acres. The six lakes are well known for their prolific musky and bass population. Walleye  and panfish also find their homes in the crystal clear flowage waters, which reach depths of 35 feet. You’ll find the lakes 11 miles east of Hayward, on Hwy 77 or Hwy B.

Trego Lake - In the heart of Washburn County, the Namekagon River, one of the top-ranking canoe rivers in the state, forms the waters of Trego Lake. These cold waters offer a variety of fishing, covering more than 450 acres of water and reaching depths of 36 feet. The walleye, bass, and northern pike await your lures. Trego Lake is located 21 miles southwest of Hayward at the junction of Highways 53 and 63.

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