Town of Hayward, Sawyer County; Photographer: Nicole Lester
County Seat: Hayward
10610 Main St.
Land Area: 1,256.5 sq. miles
Elevation: 1,198 ft. at Hayward; 1,801 ft. at Meteor Hill
Number of Lakes: 496
Area in Lakes: 56,183 acres (87.79 sq. miles)
Rivers: Brunet, Chippewa, Couderay, Flambeau, Little Thornapple, Moose, Namekagon, Thornapple, Totagatic
Major Watershed: Chippewa River, St. Croix River (Northwest corner)
Geographical Province: Northern Highland; Far West: Central Plain
Mostly maple, hemlock and yellow birch. North Central and Northeast: Areas of white and red pine. Northwest Corner: Conifer swamp. Northwest: Thin strip of jack pine and prairie grasses.
WCA District: Northwest