Hayward WI Cabin Recreational Guide
If you are familiar with the Hayward Lakes area then you know that there are a wide-variety of recreational choices, attractions, and festivals that offer something for everyone in the family. While visiting Hayward Lakes site, don’t forget to check out the “Things To Do” tab and click on day trips! Both web listings do a really great job of covering the bases on all that the Hayward area has to offer. Still, OGE would like to let you know what’s available right outside your front door, along with a few of our favorites - please click on the links below to find out more. If you have questions
about what you find, don’t hesitate to contact us; we’re here to help you enjoy your
stay and make memories that will last for years to come!
OGE has without a doubt one of the finest sugar sand beachfronts found anywhere on Lost Land Lake. To lighten your packing load a bit, there will be a few beach and inflatable toys waiting for you when you arrive.
The amount of sandy beach that is exposed varies depending on the water level; it could be as pictured or the sand could be completely covered with water, either way the shoreline and swimming area sand out to the dock will be there for all to enjoy, weed free and without drop-offs.
Lost Land Lake is blessed with a 10mph speed-limit (no motor size limit), no wake within 100’ of shoreline, and no watersports allowed to include: no jet-skiing, waterskiing, or tubing. OGE is nestled just inside Green Point in Wilson Bay, which makes our location ideal for small-craft water enthusiasts. Feel free to bring your own canoe, kayak, or small sailboat. If fishing is what you enjoy, a 14’ Alumacraft V-hull 4-seat boat with anchors and oars is included with your rental and OGE offers its’ own private concrete boat/launching ramp for your personal use*. You may bring or rent two additional boats or a pontoon from Wilson Bay Lodge for a maximum of three (3) motorized watercraft on premises during your stay per WI DNR regulations.
* The ability to launch a boat from the boat ramp is dependent upon the water level when arriving, having a roll-off boat trailer, and the size of the boat being launched-15' or less or a pontoon. If you plan to bring your own boat, it must be completely sanitized prior to arrival and launching per OGE’s Rental Agreement. NOTE: A deep water public boat ramp is available for use on Landing Camp Road.
If you don’t own or don’t plan to bring a pontoon; may we suggest you pack a picnic lunch and rent one from Wilson Bay Lodge for a ½ day, day, or full week of sightseeing on Lost Land and Teal Lakes. A mile long meandering thoroughfare connects the two lakes; affording you the opportunity to enjoy your lunch on one of two DNR owned wilderness islands on Teal Lake. Check out a map of the Quiet Lakes by clicking on the Map tab, and then click on the top map illustration of Lost Land or Teal Lake.
Hiking and Mountain Biking:
Bring your hiking boots or your mountain bike along because you’re sure to enjoy all that the Chequamegon National Forest has to offer to include solitude, wildlife, and open-air adventure. You can start out by walking out OGE's front door and riding bikes around the paved circular drive, or go for a walk or a ride down the road, or really get adventurous and venture off onto one of the many hiking or mountain biking trails. Two of the trails are a 5-minute bike/ 10-minute hike away, with one of the trails a Camba mountain biking trail that traverses hundreds of miles of area wilderness.
Wildlife, Sunsets, and Star-Gazing:
You’re in the forest, among the trees, and yes…the wildlife is everywhere, so bring your binoculars. If you remember that you are the guest and treat your furry and feathered neighbors as the residents, you may see (on property!) everything from deer, black, red, and/or flying squirrels, ground squirrels, fox, ducks, geese, loons, seagulls, whooping cranes, Great Blue Heron, falcons, and the magnificent bald eagle.
As the day draws to a close, weather permitting, you may want to hangout by waters edge or on the dock and take in a sunset or two. The West facing lakeside view will give you a front row seat to some of the most spectacular sunsets you’ll ever witness. Bring your telescope as well, because if it’s a clear night, you’ll be thankful that you’re miles away from the bright city lights as the summer sky fills with millions of stars and planetary viewing becomes possible.
You may even be treated to a rare and special showing of the Aurora Borealis. Should it be a cloudy night however-no problem, just gather around the fire-pit to enjoy some Smores and storytelling!
Some of OGE's Favorites:
*If you want directions to any of these places let us know, or ask the proprietors.
Boat, Boat Motor, Pontoon, Canoe, and Kayak Rental -
Scroll down on website for rental information. OGE only allows boat, boat motor, and pontoon rentals from Wilson Bay Lodge for two main reasons. First, you won’t find nicer people in the Northwood’s than Jim & Judy Tomasik! Jim’s motors and pontoons are like new, his prices are extremely reasonable, and he’s 5-minutes away from the lakehouse. OGE strongly recommends reserving your rental upon booking the property to make sure you’ll have it during your stay. www.wilsonbaylodge.com or 715-462-3813. Second, OGE supports protecting Lost Land and Teal lakes from aquatic invasive weed species that are in surrounding lakes. OGE does not want to ever be responsible for one of our guests bringing these costly destructive weeds into Lost Land and Teal lakes.
NOTE: OGE does not receive any sort of “kick-back” from Wilson Bay Lodge for referrals; it is our pleasure to introduce and share this rental resource with you. Further FYI that Wilson Bay Lodge also rents Kayaks, Canoes, Stand-up Paddle Boards,
Bait, Tackle, Boat Motor Gas:
Happy Hooker Bait & Tackle - Bait Shop Hayward - As their catch phrase implies it is the closest “One Stop Northwood’s Shop” on your way to or from the lake house on Upper A - just off of Route 77. They have an extensive supply of tackle to include an entire wall of muskie baits, live baits, etc. If you need a WI fishing license- individual or family they can help you with that too, bring your Driver's License and/or old license. They also have dairy, frozen foods, dry goods, liquor, ATM machine etc.; they are just 7 miles from the lake house. 715-462-3984
Information on the "Quiet Lakes" OR "Quiet Lakes Fishing Report:
10560 Hall of Fame Drive Hayward, WI 715-634-4440
Favorite Hayward Radio Station:
WRLS Vacationland Radio 92.3 FM - Mainly for weather reports
River Street Family Restaurant 10604 Beal Ave., Hayward 715-699-1479
Main Street Tacos- Authentic Mexican Cuisine; tasty Burritos! 10560 W 2nd St, Hayward 715-343-3434
Lodge Food Menu – Lost Land Lake Lodge located 9436 W. Brandt Rd in Brandt Bay on Lost Land Lake. A 10-minute boat ride straight across the lake from Green Point, or eight miles from the lake house; turn-off is near Happy Hooker Bait & Tackle (about a 20 minute drive). Famous for their "all-you-can-eat fish fry." 715-462-3218
Marketplace Foods - located 10514 Main St (end of S. Main St). Great baked goods, & full liquor/beer/wine section if desired to include local vineyard offerings.715-634-8996
Wal-Mart Supercenter - located 15594 St. Hwy 77 One-stop shopping, when saving time and getting to the lake house is a priority.715-634-8228
****Don’t forget to get your WI fishing license at one of the bait stores or at Wal-Mart!****
West’s Hayward Dairy – Hayward’s Original Dairy & Ice Creamery- located 15848 W. 2nd St. (right off of the heart of Main St). Unbelievable homemade ice cream! Call ahead for hours of operation 715-634-2244 or click on link.
Candy (Take Your Pick OR Try Both And You Decide):
Tremblay's Sweet Shop - located 221 Main St. (heart of Main St.) Out of this world homemade fudge and peanut brittle! This turn-of the century style candy store is one that Willie Wonka would be envious of. It's a must stop if you like sweets. NOTE: They only take cash; no credit cards. 715-634-2785
Well, those are a few of OGE's recommendations. If after visiting you think there is something we should add to this list based on your experiences, please let us know by calling/texting 708-829-4649 or emailng email@example.com.