Area Info

Discover the things that make Hayward, Wisconsin a premier destination for experiencing the Northwoods. Spend your day exploring the Great Outdoors, whether that be on the waters of the historic Namekagon River: Wisconsin’s National Moving Water Park, Lake Hayward or the trails that are embedded in the 858,400 acres of Chequamegon National Forest. Downtown Hayward WI is surrounded by nature's playground of forest, trails and lakes, it's only natural that you will want to explore and take in the fresh air and scenery. Bring on the adventures!

Plus our area is the perfect getaway if you are looking for relaxation and reconnecting with family and friends. You will not be able to resist this picturesque area, you will fall in love and want to stay forever.

Lake Hayward Public Beach is off Hwy 27 South to Hwy B-Left on B, One Block to S 2nd Street Turn Left on 2nd Street, Two blocks to the City Beach


Shues Pond is Downtown Hayward WI is located on Kansas Ave with street side parking available. Covered Gazebo, picnic tables available, playground & swings, dogs allowed, perfect place to bring your family and have a picnic or gathering.

Town of Hayward Recreational Forest is about 4 miles of trails, woods, a small lake, & wildlife. In the winter months, cross country ski trails, a sledding hill, & snowshoeing.

Library Nature Park is a walking trail approximately 1/2 mile long is available for a walk through the forest and around a small pond and wet land.

Hatchery Creek Park is a county-owned park is located just two miles east of Hayward. The park features a warming house, toilets, picnic area, and hiking trails.

A Few Nearby LAKES:
Hayward Lake
covers more than 247 acres and reaches depths up to 17 feet. Musky, walleye, bass, and panfish thrive

Big and Little Round lakes cover more than 3,000 acres, reach depths up to 74 feet and are connected by a navigable channel.

Lac Courte Oreilles Lakes are 4800 acres with weed beds for musky, northern pike, large/smallmouth bass, walleye, and panfish.

Chippewa Flowage is Wisconsin’s largest wilderness lake. Over 15,000 acres, depth of 92 feet, 140 islands, and 200 miles of undeveloped shoreline

Grindstone Lake is 3100 acre lake with hardwoods, pines, and bordered by beaches, Grindstone Lake contains plenty of walleye, musky, pike, bass, and panfish.

Nelson Lake covers 3,000 acres of water, 31 miles of shoreline, depths reaching 33 feet, and provides great fishing habitat.

Long Lake is the Walleye Capital of Wisconsin, it is a 3,300 acre, 19-mile-long lake reaching depths of over 70 feet.

For more information on Area Lakes, Trails & Recreation visit Hayward Lakes Area or the Hayward Area Chamber of Commerce

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Downtown Hayward WI In The Heart Of It All

While in Downtown Hayward WI, if you are more of an urban adventurer? Discover the unique one-of-a-kind shops and boutiques that flank the city streets, then grab a bite to eat at one of the many restaurants in the area. As your taste buds soar for more, enjoy a sweet treat in any one of the sweet shops in the "heart of it all". We hope that however you choose to spend your day, that you find beauty in the little things. Traditions are built here with many generations of families returning annually, it's those memories that keep this place bustling.