Trail Report: Hayward / Sawyer County
Reported By: Hayward Lakes Visitors & Convention Bureau
Date of Report: 12/15/2014
Trail Conditions: Poor
Snow Cover: zero to 2 inches
Area Report: Hello Rider’s!! All snowmobile trails are officially open; however with the recent rain and 40 degree temps this past weekend the snowmobile conditions are poor. But don’t get discouraged because the upcoming forecast includes cold and snow! Several lakes are staked but many stakes are down for now but we will be right back out there staking the wetlands as soon as the cold snap returns!
Don’t forget ATV trails are also open and great for riding!
News & Events:
- You can check the weather conditions at http://www.haywardlakes.
- 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@
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.