Explore Hayward Wisconsin

Northern Wisconsin's Vacation and Tourism Destination

Explore Sawyer County, the home of Hayward Wisconsin; Musky Capital of the World

Northern Wisconsin's Premier Vacation and Tourism Destination

Hayward is a city in Sawyer County, Wisconsin, United States, next to the Namekagon River. The population was 2,318 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat of Sawyer County. The city is surrounded by the Town of Hayward. Wikipedia

Home to the World Record Musky, Hayward is a popular fishing destination because of the many lakes in the area including Lac Courte Oreilles, Grindstone Lake, Round Lake, Moose Lake, Spider Lake, Windigo Lake, and the Chippewa Flowage, which are known for yielding trophy-sized muskellunge ("muskie" or "musky"), northern pike, walleye, and small mouth bass. Utilize the public boat launches or rent one of our beautiful lakefront cabins, cottages and lakeside lodges with private launch.

Also home to world class events such as; The American Birkebeiner, Lumberjack World Championships, Musky Festival, Fat Tire Bike races, and Honor the Earth Homecoming Celebration pow-wow, to name a few.

Explore Hayward Wisconsin

Explore all of the local events located in Hayward and surrounding areas

From fine dining, to homemade pizza, and authentic Mexican, explore food options

Specialty shops, craft stores and local artisan works are on display throughout Hayward

Vacation rentals, Lake Cabins, Cottages and hotel rooms with lakeside views