Hayward Welcomes you...

Hayward Lakes welcomes you back to what matters, offering small town services with the conveniences of home. Come & Explore!

Sawyer County, created in 1883 from Ashland and Chippewa counties by state charter, is named after Philetus Sawyer, a Wisconsin Representative and Senator. Hayward is the county seat of Sawyer County.<br>

Population: 2008- 17,117 persons
County owner occupied houses and suites: 5,108
Renter-occupied apartments: 1,532

Land Area: 1,256.42 square miles
Water area: 93.90 square miles
Elevation: 1,198 feet at Hayward, 1801 feet at Meteor Hills
Number of Lakes: 496

July is the warmest month – Highest Temp 79o
January is the coolest month- Highest Temp 19o