About Hayward Wisconsin
Hayward Wisconsin is a vacation destination in northern Wisconsin! Year-round activities await visitors from fishing and enjoying our pristine waters, to snowmobiling and cross country skiing during the winter months.
Home to world class events and attractions such as the American Birkebeiner, Fresh Water Fishing Hall of Fame, Lumberjack World Championships, Chequamegon Fat Tire Festival, and a number of seasonal festivals, the Hayward area attracts thousands of visitors each year from around the globe.
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At Virgin Timber Resort, you can enjoy year-round activities that will make years of memories with friends and family.
Summers: Are perfect for swimming, boating and canoeing. Plenty of trails to hike or bike are not far in the surrounding forests for a perfect wilderness experience. It's a great time for family vacations and reunions. Sandy beach includes an enclosed shallow area for the little ones, and a floating raft for the big kids.
Moose Lake is a nine-mile long wilderness lake with rugged shoreline. It is fed by the West Fork of the Chippewa River and the Big and Little Moose Rivers as well as many springs. Moose Lake is well known for its outstanding musky, bass, crappie and panfishing. The scenery is beautiful all seasons of the year and wildlife plentiful.
Fishing on Moose Lake is considered some of the best in the state. It's has the reputation of being one of Wisconsin's finest musky lakes, with a Class A rating. Wisconsin Sportsman magazine believes "Moose Lake may be the BEST walleye lake in the entire Hayward Area." Moose Lake also has healthy populations of smallmouth bass, crappies, perch and bluegill.
The Moose Lake Improvement Association has two ongoing fishery improvements projects on Moose Lake. The first is an annual bluegill stocking program. The second is a fish crib project with the placing of 100 cribs in Moose Lake. For more information, visit the Moose Lake Improvement Association.
Summer Activities include: Fishing, Golfing, Mountain Biking, Hiking, Four-wheeling, Swimming, Boating, Sightseeing and Water Skiing.
Fall brings out the incredible beauty of the Chequamegon National Forest surrounding the resort. Come and enjoy the amazing fall colors, or for the hunting. Hunting in the 800,000 acre Chequamegon National Forest offers uncrowded, low pressure trophy hunts for Whitetail Deer. Grouse are also plentiful, with the best shooting in October.
Winter is for taking advantage of the 600+ miles of groomed, uncrowded snowmobile trails that Virgin Timber Resort has direct access to. Cross-country ski trails also are plentiful, including the World-class Birkebeiner Trail.
Chequamegon National Forest
Located in Northern Wisconsin including parts of southern Sawyer County, where towering pine and hardwood forest are interspersed with crystal clear lakes and streams, the Chequamegon National Forest offers a wealth of opportunities to enjoy the outdoors. The name Chequamegon originates from the Ojibwa or Chippewa language which is thought to mean "the place of shallow water." The Chequamegon now encompasses 857,000 acres in northern Wisconsin.
Four seasons of recreation await the outdoors enthusiast... from spring fishing or canoeing to summer camping, hiking, mountain biking or horseback riding.
Come in autumn for hunting or to see the famous fall colors. Winter offers cross-country skiing or snowmobiling. Opportunities for exhilarating views, relaxation and quiet nature study abound.
For your hiking, skiing and walking pleasure, there are over 300 miles if trails. Some trails are open for horseback riding and there are four ATV and motorcycle trail systems.
The Black Lake Recreation Area is located just south/east of Moose Lake in the center of the Chequamegon National Forest. The park contains a picnic area, swimming beach, boat landing and a scenic and challenging 4 mile hiking trail. Following the trail is like taking a walk through time to the old logging days of the Northwoods.
For more information about the area, check out the forest service website.