Hayes Lake is located in 3000 acres of Beltrami State Forest, 9 miles east of Wannaska. The park is open year-round. Summer activities include hiking, bird watching, horseback riding, fishing, mountain biking, and nature watching. Camping at Hayes Lake is available Memorial Day through Labor Day. Winter activities include cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, ice fishing, and snowmobiling. Hayes Lake has a diversity of wildlife. There are 200 different bird species that call Hayes Lake home along with wolves, deer, black bears, and bobcats.