Spider Lake Chain (Hayward, Wisconsin)

Note: There are many Spider Lakes in Wisconsin.  As with the various Round Lakes Long Lakes, and Twin Lakes, the name comes from the lakes’ shape on the map.  This Spider Lake is an especially sought-after chain of lakes located in Sawyer County.  It’s not far from Lost Land Lake, Teal Lake, and the Tiger Cat Flowage (which includes McClaine Lake, Upper and Lower Twin Lakes, Burns Lake, and Lake Placid).

Sawyer County’s Spider Lake Chain is a large, sprawling chain of lakes with meandering shorelines and numerous bays, peninsulas, and islands.  Some lakes in the chain have names of their own; they include North Lake, Fawn Lake, and Clear Lake.  The Spider Lake Chain is relatively quiet; its special boating regulations include a 10mph speed limit EXCEPT during the hours of 11 am to 3pm.  On Fawn Lake, no high-speed boating is allowed at any time.

(If you’d like even more peace and quiet, check out the nearby “quiet lakes” of Lost Land Lake, Teal Lake, and Ghost Lake.  They have a round-the-clock 10 mph speed limit, prohibiting water skiing and jet skiing.  Or, over in Douglas and Washburn Counties, you might consider lakes like the St Croix Flowage and the Minong Flowage.  Although the last two lakes don’t have any special regulations, they do tend to be much quieter than most lakes in the area.)

Here are vital stats for Sawyer County’s Spider Lake Chain: Together, the lakes in this chain cover 1,454 acres.  They have a shoreline of 21.7 miles, a maximum depth of 64 feet, and Secchi disk readings of around 16 feet.  In them, you’ll find muskies, northerns, walleyes, largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, and panfish.

Public access is via two boat landings and multiple resorts and campgrounds.  All of the lakes in the Spider Lake Chain are connected by navigable channels.  Although parts of the shoreline are dotted with lake homes and cabins, much of the chain remains relatively uneveloped.  That gives it a relatively remote, up-north feel; adding to the effect are its special boating regulations, meandering shorelines, and the fact that most homes and cabins are set back a ways from the shore.

Bottom line: Sawyer County’s Spider Lake Chain is an especially sought-after location.  Expect most lake homes and cabins to be in the middle and upper price ranges.

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 jeanhedren@edinarealty.com.