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Trail Report – : Hayward / Sawyer County, Wisconsin – January 9, 2024

Trail Conditions: Closed
Snow Cover: 0-5
Date of Report: January 9, 2024
Area Report:

Trails remain closed, but just a quick update. We do have some snow on the ground, however not enough just yet.  We will update if any new snow falls.  The temperatures have been consistently cold this week and ice is forming, however, most of the lakes do not have consistent good ice. While there may be 5″ to more in some areas there is open water in others. Lost Land Lake is the only lake to be reported as having consistent safe ice throughout. All others have open areas, so without good, consistent ice throughout the whole lake to ensure safety there is no plan to stake as of now.


Do remember our ATV/UTV trails ARE OPEN! So, if you are itching to ride or have that snowmobile trip planned keep those plans and grab your ATV/UTV or rent one and hop on the trails. It is beautiful out there with the white snow cover.  Please do not ride on wetlands that are not frozen, as that damages the forming ice.


Lake reports so far (these are the only areas we have had reports on, if the lake is not listed, we have not received a report which means no news/change yet):

-Lost Land – volunteers are planning a staking day as they do have good ice

-Chippewa Flowage – many areas average 5″ but still open water in many areas.

-Grindstone/Whitefish/LCO – open water in many areas

-Sissabagama – iced over but not safe measurable ice

-Spider and Tiger Cat – no report, checking early this week

-Round Lake – not consistent ice


We will post an update AS SOON as there are any changes.