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Hayward / Sawyer County, Wisconsin

Reporter: haywardlakes
Trail Conditions: Early Season
Snow Cover: 6-9 inches of snow
Date of Report: December 6, 2019
Area Report:

Hello Riders!

No new news as the private property trails are still not yet open and lakes and swamps are defiantly not safe and have standing water, however the county land wooded and town trails ARE OPEN and the clubs and Alliance are looking for anyone to volunteer to ride those safe trails and pack them down! Riding on these before groomers and while freezing is a great way to pack down a base and help set the trail up. So if you’re itching to ride hop on and do a little volunteer riding!

A few crews went out today and packed them down, was some work getting through that deep heavy snow and took some extra gas but they sure enjoyed getting out and getting a taste for the next season! The groomer has been on the Tuscobia (this trail only, no side trails, do not go on those yet) and one east of Hayward ran a test ride tonight. They’ll continue to check and update!




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.