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Hayward / Sawyer County, Wisconsin

Reporter:haywardlakes
Trail Conditions: Excellent
Snow Cover: 9-16 inches of snow
Date of Report: February 20, 2020
Area Report:

Hello Riders!

Earlier this week we received about 3-5″ of fresh snow. The groomers have been out all week and the trails are excellent!

The American Birkebeiner is this weekend with events starting on Wed-Saturday. This is a tremendous race filled with amazing athletes! If you get a chance to watch this race it’s a pretty cool sight! The finish line is on Main St in Hayward on Saturday. The trails in Hayward such as 31 and 63 on Railroad St is closed until Sunday as is Lake Hayward so when planning your ride and if you need to ride to town please check out the trail map and map out your ride around these areas through Sunday. The race does go through the Seeley Hills and there are snowmobile trails that do cross the Birkie trails and vice versa, these trails are not closed but you may experience some delays as racers are coming through. Please be patient as these athletes have trained long and hard and are working on a timed race and we as riders are just here to kick back, enjoy the trails and get away from the demands of daily lives and schedules so if you are delayed take in this cool race as they ski by and cheer them on!

Have a great and safe weekend!




Snowmobiling Information

  • You can check the weather conditions at http://www.haywardlakes.com
  • For live webcam footage from Deerfoot Lodge in Hayward, click here!
  • You can check the online zoomable atv/snowmobile map here
  • To ORDER a atv/snowmobile map, click here
  • Any questions please email info@haywardlakes.com


Almost every snowmobiler in the Midwest is aware of the fantastic winter playground found near the Hayward area of Sawyer County and the Cable area of Southern Bayfield County. Hundreds of miles of wilderness trails provide tours through this area’s natural beauty, beckoning riders to return year after year.

The Hayward Lakes region with its rolling hills, hardwood forests, tall pine stands and pristine lakes serves as the hub of the Sawyer County trail system. A journey south from Hayward on Trail 31 takes riders across the frozen Lac Court Oreilles and along Sand Lake before joining the Tuscobia State Trail just east of Birchwood.

This well-known Tuscobia State Trail is also listed as Corridor 10 on the maps. It crosses Sawyer County from east to west passing through Draper, Loretta, Winter and Radisson, as it makes its journey across northern Wisconsin stretching from Michigan to Minnesota.

Traveling southeast from Hayward, snowmobilers are treated to a tour of the undeveloped Lake Chippewa Flowage, Wisconsin’s largest wilderness lake. This focal point of Sawyer County was created in 1923 by a power company dam and has more than 17,000 acres of water with 140 islands and more than 200 miles of natural shoreline.

Trails east of Hayward meander their way towards Clam Lake. Along the way a favorite place to take a break is at the Ghost Hill Scenic Overlook located on a short spur trail off Trail 21 north of Ghost Lake. Don’t forget your camera to take those memorable trip photos.

Trails lead in all directions in this scenic Chequamegon National Forest region offering unlimited choices. When staying in this area, snowmobiles are the only transportation you will need since almost everything is accessible via snowmobile. Excellent lodging with roaring fireplaces and great food can be found trailside through out this region.