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If you’ve been to the Hayward KOA, you know there are lots of fun family activities for kids of all ages.


Faster & More Furious Water Slide

Hayward KOA’s 300-foot water slide has been completely re-surfaced so it’s now faster and more furious than ever. Race down the straight sections in waves of refreshing water, then lean into the turns as the rushing water and you “drift” through them. The run is a blur of twists and turns and ends with a smile! “I’m going again!”

Note: there is an additional admittance fee to this attraction.


The ginormous jumping pillow

Boing. Boing. Boing. A Hayward KOA kids favorite! It’s a ton of fun for everyone, whether jumping or watching.

Note: there is an additional admittance fee to this attraction.


Climbing the spiderweb

Don’t get caught in the spiderweb! This tricky-yet-fun activity will occupy the youngsters and oldsters for hours.


"Magma" - Heated Pool

Competition swimmers need cooler pool temperatures to race, but recreational swimmers want to be comfortable. Hayward KOA’s pool is intended for family campers looking for recreation, so the pool now has an upgraded “magma” 750,000 BTU heating system, able to heat the 80,000 gallon pool to a perfect recreational swimming temperature, no matter if it’s early in the season, later, or all summer long.


Saturday night dances with a real DJ

Our live DJ Saturday night dances have become legendary, thanks to a sophisticated sound system and plenty of people who are here to have fun.


Panning for gold in the mining sluice

Strike it rich at our mining sluice! You never know what you might find to take home.


Outdoor movies on the inflatable movie screen

Bet you’ve never watched an outdoor movie on an inflatable movie screen! Here’s your chance to experience something new, come join us on 'The Green' and bring some popcorn!


18-hole miniature golf course

Everybody loves mini-golf, and you’ll love the Hayward KOA mini-golf course. We recondition it every year, so it’s always in great shape!

Note: there is an additional admittance fee to this attraction.


Crafts for kids

There are always plenty of craft projects going on at Hayward KOA, often related to our weekend themes.


Wagon rides with farmer Ken

Kids love rides and this one is a Hayward KOA classic. Get on the wagon with farmer Ken.


Friday night s’mores

It just wouldn’t be camping without s’mores. That’s why we have free s’mores for everyone every Friday night. Don’t miss out!



And, there's playground fun for everyone.


Pirate Ship

Ahoy! Get ready for some swashbuckling fun on the Hayward KOA pirate ship.

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So you don't miss your family's favorite, here's a calendar of all of the themed weekend this year at the Hayward KOA!


May 2019

May 03–05

KOA OPENING Weekend – Wisconsin Open Fishing Season

Spring has sprung and summer is on its way! Get a head start on your fishing, ATVing, or camping here at the Hayward KOA. Relax and take in the serene, peaceful nights in Wisconsin's Northwoods with an inviting campfire and the midnight stars as we get ready for a fun-packed summer!

May 10–12

Mother’s Day Weekend, May 12

With the hustle & bustle in life, take some well-deserved time off this weekend by celebrating your wonderful mother at the Hayward KOA and don't forget to swing by the office on Sunday for her special treat!

May 24–27

All Things Disney / Memorial Day Weekend

Welcome to our new themed 2019 weekend, All Things Disney! Come this Memorial Day weekend dressed up in all your Disney character finery as we have a fantastic time starting off our 2019 summer camping season with YOU!

Come enjoy the grand opening of our huge warm pool, waterslide($) and tubing on the Namekagon river($)

June 2019


Artistic Jamboree (Spoiler: Tie-Dye!)

Spark up your creativity with Artistic Jamboree! Have a wonderful time in personalizing your very own Tie-Dye t-shirt ($) or joining in on the games and DJ Dancing.

June 7–9

Country Carnival

Have a high ol’ time at Country Carnival! Bring the family to enjoy face painting, balloon animals, games, prizes and more for this boredom-busting weekend. We even hold three-legged and potato-sack races! Pretty cool, huh?

June 14–16

Chocolate – Father’s Day Weekend, June 16

Prepare yourselves for a time-of-your-life occasion at the Hayward KOA. We have a chocolate pudding eating contest, candy bar bingo and, get ready, a 50-foot chocolate slip ‘n’ slide! We love chocolate and go all out for this special occasion by also bringing in a mouth-watering arrangement of chocolate ice cream, so get CHOCOLATIZED!

June 20–23

Under the Sea – Musky Fest

We are tipping our hats off to H2O this weekend with Under the Sea! All ages are invited to come and have a great time with our crafts, games, outdoor cinema, and DJ Dancing. While you are here, you can also go down our water slide, jump in our 80,000-gallon pool, or relax with a tube trip down the Namekagon River. Also, downtown Hayward hosts it's 70th annual Musky Festival with Grand Parade, live music and more!

June 28–30

NEW WEEKEND – Camo Collision

This weekend we are celebrating the military in all forms. So bring your camo or military gear and have some fun here at the Hayward KOA!

July 2019

July 3–7

Pioneer Days / Fourth of July Weekend

Don your bonnets/hats and pack up your covered wagon to head on over to the Hayward KOA as we have our Pioneer Days weekend! Don't forget the many locations in the local area that will be setting off fireworks and celebrating while we also make a fun-filled time for our campers here at the campground!

July 11–14

Christmas in July Weekend / Spooner Rodeo

Santa Claus is coming to town (or at least to the Hayward KOA)! "Trim" your site with ornaments for our Site Decorating Contest, have Breakfast with Santa, or just give him a warm "hello" and tell him how good you've tried to be this year. It'll be a wonderful time filled with games for your family to enjoy! Also, Spooner puts on a show with their 66th annual professional rodeo!

July 19–21

The Jurassic Age

RROOAARR!! It's the Jurassic Age! We're celebrating our fossilized friends this weekend as we have our fantastic activities plus a special science craft to take home and enjoy! So pack your camper and stomp this way before your site is gone!

July 26–28

Pirate Weekend

Ahoy campers! Grab your eye patch and hook to explore the seas of entertainment with a scavenger hunt or sail by the field for games and a movie. Want to tone it down a bit? Have a relaxing canoe trip down the river or swing by our new garden seating area near the Red Pine Express!

Aug 2019

Aug 1–4

New Theme Weekend: Candy Land/Lumberjack World Championships

Instead of celebrating only chocolate...let's celebrate all candy! Come enjoy our newest weekend for the 2019 season as we renovate our traditional chocolate slip n' slide with a bubble slip n' slide! It'll be a great time with family and friends so don't delay, come right away!

Please Note: The Lumberjack World Championship in Hayward, always full of fun and excitement, has been moved to this weekend August 1-3.

Aug 9–11

Galactic Invasion

Attention all human life forms: It’s Galactic Invasion! Help the Hayward KOA glow in the dark as we celebrate outer space! Hop on this delightful voyage as we set our sights to the stars!

Aug 16–18

Around the world – Camper Appreciation

Aloha, hola, bonjour, jambo! We are celebrating the world, and our campers, this weekend with not only our regular games and activities but also with a complimentary lunch! This summer has been packed full of awesome memories that we couldn't have made without you. Come on by for a great time at the Hayward KOA!

Aug 23–25

Superhero Weekend

It's a bird! No, it's a plane! No, it's our campers! Our craft and games will be sure to bring a smile to your face as all ages show their superhuman abilities. Get your fill of summer with a dip in the pool, a trip down the river, or a lawn chair by your campfire!

Sept 2019


Halloween – Labor Day Weekend

Make the Hayward KOA your last "hurrah" before school is in session! October can be pretty chilly so we are bringing the fun sooner with our haunted house, spooky fun time, trick-or-treating, costume & site decorating contests. We can't pack this theme into an ordinary weekend so we've extended the activities to three days of fun! It'll be a time for great memories so book early before your site is gone!

Sept 13–15

Chequamegon Fat Tire Festival, September 14

One of the “don't miss” events in northern Wisconsin area. Our Staff provides a Spaghetti Dinner for the Racers on Friday Night that will get them off to a strong and fast start!!! The Chequamegon Fat Tire Race is on Saturday. It is a site that words cannot describe, 2500+ bikes start the race down the main street of Hayward.

Sept 20–22

Hayward Fall Festival, September 21

Schools are back in session, and autumn is here to stay, but don’t fret, since we’re all smiles here at the KOA! Come to enjoy a relaxing time at our campground — not only to see nature’s display of beautiful colors but also to check out what Hayward has to offer at their Fall Festival. Afterward, come back and cherish the warmth of the fire and the whispering winds through the trees.

October 2019


American Birkebeiner Trail Run, Relay and Trek/Cable Fall Fest

Originally established as a cross-country ski trail, the American Birkebeiner Trail is still the site of the classic ski race. It has also become a summertime fitness and recreational trail system catering to skiers, runners, bikers, trekkers, and hikers – from casual day-trippers to elite superstars. Put this on your calendar if you want to run at a recreational pace or hammer it on a great trail.

Enjoy vendor fare, craft beer, live music and more at the 8th annual Birkie Trail Run.

Oct 4–7

Apple Festival in Bayfield – Cranberry Festival in Stone Lake

Come enjoy autumn in the Northwoods. Apples in pies, apples in jars, apples in cars! Orchards, wineries, live music and so much more!

Oct 7

Conclusion of 2018 Camping Season

We are already planning for your 2020 camping season. We are hard at work through the off-season, planning activities, getting new ideas, and preparing everything for the next year of camping. Check our weekend listings here, along with our hot deals for some specials.
See you in 2020!
Tony, Rosie, Tim & Wendy

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  • Saint Croix National Scenic Riverway Take an innertube float or paddle a canoe down the gorgeous Namekagon River, which is part of the St. Croix National Scenic Riverway. A shuttle departs from Hayward KOA every 1/2 hour from 10am to 4pm.

    Note: there is an additional admittance fee to this attraction.

  • Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame Come enjoy the views at the world's largest fishing museum. You'll find 400 fish mounts, 200 species, classic and antique outboard motors, classic fishing lures, historical fishing rods, hundreds of vintage fishing reels, fishing accessories, and beautifully landscaped grounds and gardens. The museum is open seven days a week, April 15 through Nov. 1.
  • Lumberjack World Championships Hayward's "Lumberjack Bowl," the Lumberjack World Championships competition is held right here in Hayward every July. Come on by and watch these men and women show off their talents at cutting, chopping, rolling, climbing and otherwise handling timber!
  • Wilderness Walk Enjoy a full day of family fun at Wilderness Walk, Northern Wisconsin's zoo and recreation park. See the Siberian tiger and wild northwoods animals; visit the animal nursery with young children and feed the animals; hike the trails and feed the deer. You'll see why it's everyone's favorite family spot in Hayward.
  • LCO (Lac Court Oreilles) Casino LCO Casino is an amazing casino experience in Hayward. Try your luck on the slots, blackjack, or play our live games of poker, craps, roulette, and bingo. We also have a full buffet restaurant!


The Hayward Lakes Area welcomes anglers of all ages to fish over 50,000 acres of glacial lakes and rivers of Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest.

The forest contains over 2,000 miles of streams and 607 lakes to pursue world-class musky, trout, panfish and bass.

After checking out the fishing, be sure to stop by the Fishing Hall of Fame in Hayward!


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We offer access to great fishing, mountain biking trails, horseback riding, ATV trails and beautiful golf courses!


Whether you're here for the Lumberjack Festival, Fat Tire Race, Annual Musky Festival, Sawyer County Fair, Hayward Fall Festival, Bayfield Apple Festival or the Stone Lake Cranberry Festival, stay with Hayward KOA and see all the great events our area offers!