Sawyer County, Wisconsin

Sawyer County is a special place in the northern woodlands that affords a genuine opportunity to enjoy the wild and scenic wonders of its diverse landscapes. The Hayward Lakes Area’s central location to Wisconsin’s Northwoods makes it an ideal base camp for exploring this part of the State’s many attractions and natural wonders. Our woods and waters can be explored during any season of the year.  Hayward is home to the Fishing Hall of Fame.  We hold the current World Record Muskie honor.

From the porch of your lakeside cabin, you can hear them, the loons, way out on the water.  The air smells like pine.  This is the peace of Wisconsin’s Northwoods.  The landscape is dotted with lakes, the sky with stars, and the town’s bustling bars and coffeehouses with people looking for a place where the noise of traffic falls away, replaced by wind hissing through the trees

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ATV Trails

Over 200 miles of maintained trails and 100 miles of routes, giving access to over 1,000 miles of trails and routes in NW Wisconsin.


Over 600 miles of groomed snowmobile trails. Designated as a Snowmobile Friendly Community by the Association of Wisconsin Snowmobile Clubs.


There are lots of things to see and do. We are home to the Fishing Hall of Fame and several original attractions.

Web Cameras

Check out several web cameras throughout Sawyer County.

Outdoor Report

Read our weekly outdoor fishing and hunting report to keep up with the latest tricks and tactics.


The Hayward Lakes Area welcomes anglers of all ages to fish over 50,000 acres of glacial lakes and rivers to catch your limit.

Contact Information

Hayward Lakes Visitors and Convention Bureau
15805 US Hwy 63
Hayward, WI  54843
715-634-4801 or 1-800-724-2992
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