Hayward Lakes Area Parks and Dog Park

Library Nature Park

A walking trail approximately ½ mile long is available for a walk through the forest and around a small pond and wet land. Benches are placed along the trail for rest and relaxation and a place to sit and listen to the birds and enjoy the surrounding environment.

Kiosks along the trail provide information about things you will see along the trail. Included is the geology and history of the area, birds that may be sighted, the life cycle of the forest, the role of wetlands and some of the amphibians that inhabit them. An observation pier in the pond and wetland allows viewing of aquatic plants. The pier has benches that provide a unique place to sit and view the surroundings and enjoy the diversity of plants and trees in the Park. An outdoor classroom is available for seminars and presentations. - http://weisscommunitylibrary.com

Shues Pond

Near the downtown area it offers grilling and picnicking opportunities and a gazebo overlooking the pond and island, home to fish and ducks.

Frank Nelson Park

Located off Highway 27 north on Dam Road, it is one of Sawyer County’s newest county-owned parks. An abandoned wayside stop, it offers restrooms and hand-pumped water. Fishing is available along the shore or from the dam. Picnic tables are available.

The Bark Park

Located off Highway 77 Open to the Public. Fenced areas with covered shelters to exercise your dogs off leash. Or take out a shelter dog for a romp.
Hours: Dawn to Dusk
Rules-click here


Hayward Beach

Located behind the Big Musky on Lake Hayward, it offers a sandy beach swimming area with changing rooms and bathrooms. A large picnic area is available with tables and grills. Fishing is encouraged on the peninsula and the public boat landing is located near the park entrance.

Silverthorne Park

Located just north of Seeley is also in the Lenroot Township. A new pavilion adorns the small lake offering a diving dock and sand beach. Adjacent ball field is home to the Seeley Loggers and site of the Older than Dirt annual baseball tournament. There is a small boat landing on Silverthorn Lake for non- motorized watercraft.

Town of Hayward Recreational Park

Located on County Hill Road in the Town of Hayward.

Hatchery Creek Park

This park is also a county-owned park. If is located just two miles east of Hayward, off of Highway 77. The park features a warming house, toilets, picnic area, and hiking trails.

Eytcheson Park

On County Highway T, features a changing room. This town of Lenroot Park, on Smith Lake has a boat launch and offers a large sandy shallow swimming area.