The Hayward Lakes area has been a Northwoods vacation destination for generations and is known as a outdoor enthusiast four season adventure dream come true. Hayward Lakes roots are from the logging days, and it re lives its heritage by hosting the Lumberjack World Championships every summer. The area is also known as the “Golf Capital of Wisconsin” with 18 courses within an hour’s drive. For the angler Hayward is home to the Fresh Water Fishing Hall of Fame.
Billed as the “Best Muskie Lakes In Wisconsin, the Hayward lakes area lives up to that reputation, with many trophy sized Muskies coming from lakes such as Lac Courte Oreilles, Grindstone Lake and the 17,000-acre Chippewa Flowage (which holds the current world record). The area also offers superb walleye, crappie, smallmouth bass, largemouth bass and northern pike populations to challenge the angler. Besides “the Chip”, the Hayward area has many other great lakes and rivers, including Lac Courte Oreilles, Nelson, Grindstone, Round, Moose, Lost Land, and Teal, among others.
The Hayward Lakes area caters to great year round activities! Including hiking, biking, atv riding, snowmobiling and cross country skiing . But there is more than just outdoor fun. The Hayward area is full of great places for dining, gaming, and festivals. Local stores and restaurants will keep you well-fed and –supplied during your trip. Attractions for the family include petting zoos, nature trails, an amusement park and more.
Bodies of Water: Chippewa Flowage, Lac Courte Oreilles, Nelson, Grindstone, Round, Moose, Lost Land, Teal, Namekagon River, St. Croix National Scenic Riverway.