Nelson Lake Resort Owners Association

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Welcome to Nelson Lake, Hayward WI

Nelson Lake, located just a few miles north of beautiful Hayward, Wisconsin, is home to a variety of fantastic northwoods resorts, restaurants, lodges and taverns. Part of the Totogatic Flowage, the Nelson Lake area is touched by unspoiled wilderness, bordering the lake to create a largely undeveloped shoreline.

With some of the area's best fishing spots and pristine waters, Nelson Lake caters to anglers, kayakers, canoers, and all water enthusiasts alike. In the winter, Hayward snowmobile and cross country ski trails attract thousands from across the Upper Midwest. Miles of riding for snowmobilers and well-marked snowmobile trails provide convenient access to all the area's amenities, while cross country ski trails are always groomed for those seeking a quieter northwoods experience.

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Find a comprehensive listing of NLROA members with descriptions and links to book your Nelson Lake stay today.

Many of our resorts are also open year-round, so no matter what the season, Nelson Lake can be your getaway.

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