Trail Report: Hayward / Sawyer County
Reported By: Hayward Lakes Visitors & Convention Bureau
Date of Report: 12/05/2013
Trail Conditions: Early Season
Snow Cover: 6-8 inches
Area Report: Sawyer County received between 6-8 inches of heavy wet snow Tuesday night, followed by an additional 3-4 inches of wet heavy snow and slushy rain on Wednesday. Now it is very COLD with highs in the low single digits, and lows in the -10 to -15 degree evenings.
The trails in Sawyer County never close, however this heavy snow is not helping to make ice and the Sawyer County Alliance is cautioning to not ride on lakes under any circumstances right now! We expect people to ride on land trails, but there will not be any grooming until the lakes are safe and trails have been staked. We are suppose to go into a deep freeze beginning this weekend through next week, which may cause the lake to become safe, but we will have to wait and see.
We are all hopeful that this snow will be the beginning of a great year and with just a little luck will cause us to have a picture perfect holiday snowmobile season!! Think Snow!
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.