Welcome to Hayward Lakes

Looking for a small town getaway with big time attractions? You’ve chose the right place with the Hayward area in Northwestern Wisconsin! You’ll know you are in the right place when you pull into town and see the World’s Largest Muskie at the Fresh Water Fishing Hall of Fame overlooking the town! But the fishing does not stop here, Hayward is home to more than 50,000 acres of lakes and rivers providing world-class fishing for muskie, northern pike, smallmouth bass and walleye! Head out into the more than 850,000 acres in the surrounding Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest for all-season activities ranging from hiking to mountain biking, camping, snowmobile trails, and cross-country skiing just to name a few! The outdoors are open for discovery in Hayward!




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