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.  Characterized by gently rolling terrain, this sparsely populated rural region offers an opportunity to get away from it all and come back to what matters.  Our area invites a feeling of seclusion; a place to escape from the congested metropolitan cities and shake off the stresses of everyday life.  Our woods and waters can be explored during any season of the year.  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.  An area rich in history and scenic beauty.

Main Attractions

Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame

Fresh Water Fishing Hall of Fame – The World’s largest fishing museum.


Wilderness Walk  Zoo and Western Town

Lumberjack Shows


Golf Capital of Wisconsin

World Class Events


200 miles of maintained ATV trails (Sawyer County allows the use of Side by Sides on all trails and routes including the Chequamegon National Forest).  Watch video below
Over 600 miles of groomed snowmobile trails
Over 850,000 acres of National Forest
Over 200 Kilometers of Nordic Ski Trails
Over 300 miles of marked and mapped mountain bike trails and  100 miles of prime single track mountain bike trails
15 bicycle road routes

Useful Links

Lodging                                                                                 Lake Chippewa Flowage Resort Association  

Dining                                                                                    Quiet Lakes Resort Association (Lost Land Lake-Teal Lake-Ghost Lake)


Fishing and Outdoor Report                                             Birchwood Area Chamber of Commerce

Lac Courte Oreilles Tribal Government


Musky Fest

Musky Festival held every June!

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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