Welcome to the Town of Round Lake, Wisconsin

About Our Town

The Town of Round Lake was created in 1913 from detached portions of the then existing Towns of Hayward and Lenroot. The first town meeting was held on July 7, 1913.

Much of the town’s development is centered on the lakes and rivers. The Town of Round Lake is home to individuals who support local tourism, the recreation industry, its northwoods character and natural beauty. The town covers approximately 76,800 acres of land area of which approximately 80 percent is forest. The town has an abundance of surface waters in lakes, ponds, rivers and streams. In all, the town has 140 miles of shoreline, covering approximately 5,780 acres, and 70 miles of rivers and streams. The town boasts a large number of rich wetland areas.


The Town of Round Lake is located in the northwest part of the state in Sawyer County, Wisconsin. The town shares municipal borders with six towns and one county:

  • Town of Chippewa (Ashland County)
  • Town of Hayward
  • Town of Hunter
  • Town of Lenroot
  • Town of Spider Lake
  • Town of Winter
  • Ashland County

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April 7, 2020 Election

As of today Wednesday March 25, 2020 The April 7th Spring Election/ Presidential Primary is scheduled.

The Town of Round Lake will be taking all precautions to ensure the safety of voters and poll workers.

Voting will be by Machine only – due to the ability to disinfect after each voter.  Paper ballots will only be issued under limited circumstances.

Social distancing will be maintained – the public is urged to cooperate with 6 foot requirement.  You are to check in – vote and leave the Polling place immediately .

Entrance will be through the front door and exit by side/back door.  Stringent Sanitation of voting area and all surfaces will be maintained though out the election.

Please bring your own pen to sign the poll book.

The Town encourages  anyone with health issues and /or anyone who has traveled out of Sawyer County in the last two weeks to vote by absentee ballot.

Absentee Ballots for the April 7, 2020 Election can be requested on line through MyVote.wi.gov 

https://myvote.wi.gov/en-us/  is for use by anyone wishing to request an absentee ballot  – there is no requirement to request an Absentee Ballot – anyone can do so.

Thank you for your cooperation

Kathy McCoy – Clerk


Town of Round Lake

Effective Saturday, March 21, 2020, the recycling center will be limited to drop off only.

Attendants will be on duty for monitoring only.

You must deposit your own garbage and recycling without assistance.

A cash box is available but no change will be available.  You can punch your card with the available punch if desired.

Thank you for your cooperation.



Town of Round Lake Weight Weight Restrictions

Effective 12:01 p.m. (noon) on Wednesday March 11, 2020 all vehicles operating on Town of Round Lake Roads in Sawyer County will be restricted to 6 ton gross weight.

/s/ Rolfe Hanson Chairman

Quick Links


10625N County Rd A
Hayward WI 54843
Phone/Fax: 715-462-9271
Email: town@townofroundlakewi.org

Office Hours are on Thursdays 12:00 pm (noon) – 6:00 p.m. and other times by appointment.

Town Board Meetings are held the Second Thursday of each month at 6:30 pm. Land Use Plan Commission Meetings are held the second Wednesday of each month at 6:00 pm. All meetings are held at the Town Hall located at 10625 N County Road.