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The Hayward Lakes Area Welcomes you to our Northwoods! Woods, Waters, World Class Events Sawyer County, Wisconsin.
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A 'Lure' of Lights starts November 27th
MAJOR EVENTS 2015 and 2016

A LURE OF LIGHTS Nov 2015-January 2016


MUSKY FESTIVAL, June 16-19, 2016

HONOR THE EARTH POW WOW, July 15-17, 2016

LUMBERJACK WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS, July 28-30, 2016 (Thurs, Friday and Saturday)

SAWYER COUNTY FAIR, Aug. 18-21, 2016


HAYWARD FALL FESTIVAL, September 24, 2016



1/9 Pat's Landing 4th Annual Tipper Tourney on the Chippewa Flowage
1/16 - 1/17 Statewide Free Ice Fishing Weekend
1/23 Four Seasons Resort Ice Fishing Contest
1/31 4th Annual Women's Ice Fishing Fundr/Kids Cancer--Deer Run Resort
2/12/16 -2/13/16 Freeze Your Buns Off Crappie Ice Fishing Tournament @ Deerfoot Lodge
2/13 Walleye for Northwest Wisconsin 20th Annual Family Ice Fishing Event
2/20 Gull Lake Ice Fishing Contest at Wolf Point Bar & Grill, Springbrook
4/15 Fresh Water Fishing Hall of Fame-Open for the Season
5/7 WI Statewide Inland Water Fishing Opener
5/13 - 5/15 32nd Annual Treeland Challenge-Bass & Walleye Release Tournament
5/20- 5/21 Fishing Has No Boundaries-Hayward Annual Event
5/20 - 5/22 Musky Tale Resort's Northern Encounter
5/25 Fishing Has No Boundaries Kids Day at Nelson Lake
6/4 - 6/5 WI DNR Free Fishing Weekend
6/16 - 6/19 67th Annual Musky Festival
6/16- 6/19 Hayward Lions Fishing Contest
7/15 - 7/18 Birchwood Bluegill Festival
8/7 Annual Kids Fishing Day - Hayward Chapter of Muskies Inc.
9/2 - 9/4 21st Annual Exeland Trout Festival
9/8 - 9/10 18th Annual Chippewa Flowage Musky Hunt
9/22- 9/25 Youth Musky Hunt at Mystic Moose Resort
9/30 - 10/2 Hayward Lakes Chapter - Muskies 38th Annual Fall Fishing Tournament
10/1 - 10/2 Musky Tale Resort's Crappie Quest
10/6- 10/8 Musky Fly Fishing World Championships
10/15 Fishing Has No Boundaries Fall Fundraiser

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Spend a day or two GOLFING one of our many fine courses. Hayward (Golf Capital of Wisconsin) has 10 golf courses within an 25-mile drive. These golf courses feature rolling hills, majestic northern pines, and the finest greens interwoven with sand bunkers and water hazards. Golf amongst the scenic environment, relaxing atmosphere and charm of the Northwoods.

We also pride our home for its approximately 300,000 acres of forest. The Chequamegon National Forest alone is 124,000 acres. It’s apparent why so many title Sawyer County to be the ultimate Northwoods experience. We have over 200 miles of bike trails and are home to the largest off-road bike race in North America, the Chequamegon Fat Tire Festival, mountain biking, HORESEBACK RIDING, HIKING trails, ATVING. If its FISHING you’re into, Sawyer County is the place! We have over 55,000 acres of lakes, and we are home to the National Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame. This is where world record catches are registered; there are no fishing stories here. It’s easy to find—just look for the four-story musky, where you can look over Hayward from the big fish’s mouth.

. . . the opportunities are unlimited.

Welcome to the northwoods!
Hayward Lakes Visitors and Convention Bureau, Sawyer County, WI USA

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I was recently in beautiful Hayward and just loved it.
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