The Hayward Lakes Area is home to many crystal clear and blue waters. With lakes too numrous to count including the 17,000-acre Chippewa Flowage and its 200 miles of undeveloped shoreline, you’ll find it hard to decide where to take a swim. The following are a list of public beaches open to everyone. If you would rather swim inside, the area also offers many motels that offer swimming for a fee.

Have fun in the water!


Lake Hayward
Hwy 27 S. to Hwy B
Left on B
One Block to S 2nd Street
Turn Left on 2nd Street (two blocks to City Beach)

Smith Lake
Hwy 77 North (towards Minong)
Right on Hwy “T” by boat landing area

Round Lake
Hwy B to Hwy K
Left on Hwy K
Take right (W. Peninsula Road)
Approximately 2 miles to boat landing/beach area

Silverthorn in Seeley
Thru Seeley on Hwy 63 North
On left behin the ballpark (1 mile)