Moose Lake (Hayward, Wisconsin)

This 1,670-acre lake lies due east of Hayward.  On the map, you’ll find it northeast of the Chippewa Flowage and southeast of Sawyer County’s three quiet lakes: Lost Land Lake, Teal Lake, and Ghost Lake.

Moose Lake is formed by a dam on the West Fork of the Chippewa River.  It has a meandering 27.48 mile shoreline, a maximum depth of 30 feet, and a mean depth of 15 feet.  Secchi disk readings are around 2 feet, but those lower readings are mainly because of naturally ocurring tannins from the spruce and tamarack bogs upstream and along the shoreline.

In Moose Lake, you’ll find muskies, northerns, walleyes, largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, and panfish.  Public access is via a campground and several boat landings and resorts.

Although the lower part of Moose Lake is fairly built up, the lake still has long stretches of shoreline that remain undeveloped—especially on its upper reaches, which extend into the Chequamegon National Forest.  The lake is also dotted with numerous islands and shallows.  This make Moose Lake better suited to fishing and paddling than to waterskiing and jetskiing.  With the occasional exception of warm summer weekends, it generally tends to have a more remote, up-north sort of feel.

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