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.
Park Island Resort
We offer a great Northwoods vacation on beautiful Nelson Lake that includes cabins, condos, a bar & grill, and snowmobile trail access.
Reiske’s Island View Resort
We have eight modern, waterfront housekeeping cabins with decks, private piers, and lakefront picture windows.
Tall Pines Resort
We have six lakeside cabins, and a lodge with full liquor bar and restaurant. Enjoy great fishing in the East Bay of Nelson Lake!