Smith Lake (Hayward, Wisconsin)

This 323-acre lake is located just north of Hayward, about halfway in between Hayward and Nelson Lake.  When you drive by on Highway 77/27, you’ll get just a brief glimpse of Smith Lake’s southern end.

Smith Lake has a shoreline of 4.5 miles and a maximum depth of 29 feet.  In it, you’ll find northerns, walleyes, largemouth bass, and panfish.  Public access is via a boat landing at the lake’s southeast corner.

With the exception of a few marshy areas, most of Nelson Lake’s shoreline is dotted with cabins and lake homes that are available in a range of sizes and prices.  Because most of the buildable shoreline has already been developed, vacant lots come on the market more rarely.

Curious to learn more about the lake homes, cabins, and waterfront property for sale here? Give me a call at 218-590-6634. Or, you can reach me at