Nelson Lake

Hayward, 54843
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This pristine lake, named after the conservationist, F.O. Nelson, who worked tirelessly to maintain the natural beauty and wildlife reserves of the area, remains largely untouched with miles of unspoiled shoreline.  A dam built across the Totogatic River created a large flowage or lake which we know as Lake Nelson today. 

Nelson Lake plays host to some of the areas finest fishing grounds, resorts and restaurants.  Just a few miles north of Hayward, WI, amenities are minutes away for local cabin and year-round home owners.  Immaculately groomed snowmobile and cross-country ski trails are conveniently accessible, including the American Birkebeiner Ski trail with trailheads in Hayward and Seeley. 

The 'Big Island' on Nelson makes it's mark on the landscape each season of the year.  It's snow-covered pines in winter and brightly colored hardwoods in fall leave homeowners and visitors breathless.

Fishing and kayaking are a favorite pastime on this lake too.  A day's catch may include Bluegill, Largemouth Bass, Northern Pike, or Walleye.

      Nelson Lake Contour Map.pdf

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