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Chippewa Flowage

The islands and surrounding shorelands on the Flowage are owned by public, tribal and private landowners. Of the 233 miles of shoreline, the State owns about 50%; remaining land ownership is approximately 30% tribal, 12% national forest and 8% privately owned.

Chequamagon/Nicolet National Forest [exit DNR]
USDA Forest Service
604 Nyman Ave
Hayward, WI 54843

Conservation Department
Lac Courte Oreilles Tribe [exit DNR]
13394 W Trepania Road
Hayward, WI 54843

Location and directions

The Chippewa Flowage is located in central Sawyer County in northwestern Wisconsin. Access from the south is via either State Highway 27 and 70 and Sawyer County Highway CC or from the north via Sawyer County Highway B and CC. Access points are off County Highway CC in the central portion of the property, County Highway B on the north, or via County Highway G and Dam Road on the southeast side. The property office is located on Highway 27 at the DNR Service Center in Hayward.


The property is open from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Learn about the Flowage

Nature and Wildlife

Management and planning

Management of Chippewa Flowage

Explore the Area

Additional information about the Chippewa Flowage may be obtained from the following:

Chippewa Flowage Lake Association
PO Box 915
Hayward, WI 54843

Chippewa Flowage Resort Association [exit DNR]
10630 W Twin Bay Road
Hayward, WI 54843

Hayward Lakes Visitor and Convention Bureau [exit DNR]
PO Box 1055
Hayward, WI 54843

Chippewa Flowage Area Property Owner's Association [exit DNR]
PO Box 555
Hayward, WI 54843-0555

Wisconsin Association of Lakes (WAL) [exit DNR]
4513 Vernon Blvd Suite 101
Madison, WI 53705