Explore the Lakes Around Hayward, Wisconsin

Fishing at Sunset

Whether driving from Rice Lake for a fishing trip or trekking from Cumberland to sail in Moose Lake, Hayward, WI is the destination for outdoor enthusiasts – and it’s not hard to see why! There are so many beautiful lakes around Hayward, Wisconsin that visitors travel far and wide for a weekend of aquatic fun. So whether you’re a local or visiting from Rice Lake, find out the best spots to enjoy the waters.


Moose Lake – Hayward, WI

Moose Lake offers clear waters over 1,559 acres in the heart of Sawyer County. It has a maximum depth of 21 feet and the public boat landing offers easy access for anglers, boaters, and more. Local fish include:

  • Musky (Abundant)
  • Walleye (Abundant)
  • Panfish (Common)
  • Smallmouth Bass (Common)
  • Largemouth Bass (Present)

Round Lake – Hayward, WI

One of the larger lakes in the area, Round Lake spans a whopping 3,294 acres with a depth of 74 feet. There are three different boat landings available to the public, so be sure to map out your options before you arrive. Local fish include:

  • Largemouth Bass (Abundant)
  • Smallmouth Bass (Abundant)
  • Walleye (Abundant)
  • Panfish (Common)
  • Musky (Present)
  • Northern Pike (Present)

Nelson Lake – Hayward, WI

Nelson Lake covers 2,716 acres with a depth of 33 feet. Though the water clarity may be lower than options like Moose Lake, Nelson Lake offers four different boat landings for easy access to the ideal fishing spots. Local fish include:

  • Walleye (Abundant)
  • Panfish (Common)
  • Largemouth Bass (Common)
  • Smallmouth Bass (Present)
  • Northern Pike (Present)

Spider Lake – Hayward, WI

Spider Lake is a smaller lake of 1,194 feet, but its depth of 64 feet makes it a great spot for fishing. You’ll find one boat landing at Heineman’’s Landing for convenience. Local fish include:

  • Musky (Abundant)
  • Largemouth Bass (Common)
  • Walleye (Common)
  • Panfish (Present)
  • Smallmouth Bass (Present)

Clear Lake – Hayward, WI

Clear Lake may be petite at a mere 77 acres and 32 feet, but its crystal clear waters make it a beautiful spot to spend a sunny day. The lake is accessible off Clear Lake Road. Local fish include:

  • Panfish (Common)
  • Largemouth Bass (Common)
  • Musky (Present)
  • Walleye (Present)

Explore More With Don Johnson Motors 

Now that you know the best lakes around Hayward, WI, why not plan a trip? If you’re in need of transportation, feel free to contact us at Don Johnson Motors. Whether you need tips for buying a pontoon boat or catching fish at Rice Lake, our team can help you!


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