Our cherished lake home is located on a point on Chief Lake, former residence of the World Record Musky (now residing on a wall at the Moccasin Bar 17 miles away in Hayward, Wisconsin). The home has a beautiful wood floor in the main living area and cedar paneling throughout. It has three bedrooms for moms and dads and a large cedar paneled "bunk room" with four single beds and room to play on the far end. Kids can play loud without disturbing their parents on the other end. All appliance are like new and a 50 inch smart TV with Direct TV service provides entertainment along with my old stereo from college that will plug into an iPhone. Kids and dogs play in a 1 3/4 acre wooded yard. A 30 foot sand beach and two docks make for great swimming and lounging in the sunshine. Also, there's plenty of room for hitching boats large and small.
The Flowage is among the more famous fisheries in this part of the country. The annual Musky Hunt tournament takes place September 7- 9, 2017. Walleye, crappies, large and smallmouth bass and northern pike are also favorites throughout the Flowage. Many particularly serious fisherman come from far and wide to ply their skills.
Dining is available by boat at two nearby locations and more places throughout the 17,000 acre Chippewa Flowage. Touring the 300 miles of shoreline and nine lakes that form the Flowage includes a walk beneath a blue-heron rookery; a walk on one of several floating islands populated with tall trees; having a picnic on a sandy beach on one of the dozens of islands; visiting the dam that forms the Flowage and many other interesting sights. Campsites are available first-come-first-serve on islands throughout the Flowage. Best of all, 95% of the Flowage remains in its natural state, undeveloped. Bald eagles, beavers, bears, otters and even an occasional wolf are often seen.
The World Lumberjack Championship happens in Hayward each year (July 20-22, 2017) and the Lumberjack Bowl puts on performances all summer long. Just down the road fram Hayward is the famous Cranberry Festival in Stone Lake (Oct. 5-20, 2017). And Hayward is also the site of one of the world's great cross-country ski races, the Birkebeiner, next coming up Jan. 14, 2018. The 4th of July is an American classic that includes baseball, picnics, amusement rides and ends in a dazzling fireworks display. But most special of all for Hayward is its very own annual Musky Fest (June 23-25, 2017) when main street overflows with fun activities. There is no end to all the things for families to do in the Hayward area.