Namekagon Transit serves Sawyer, Washburn, Barron and southern Bayfield counties, and the LCO reservation.


Within Hayward and the LCO reservation we offer three regular deviated fixed routes. You can schedule a stop that deviates from the route of up to three-quarters of a mile. You may transfer free between the three deviated fixed routes at the LCO Casino and from other transportation routes in Hayward.


Other Namekagon Transit services include:


The Barnes/Cable/Drummond/Hayward route runs every Tuesday.


The Hayward/Trego/Rice Lake route runs every first and third Wednesday. 


The Winter/Radisson/Hayward route runs weekdays, Monday through Friday.


In Washburn County we offer daily service between Spooner and Shell Lake.
Every second and fourth Wednesday we have service between Minong and Chicog.


In Barron County we offer rides with a varying daily schedule


We can also assist you in finding and scheduling transportation outside of our service area.


For reservation or cancellations please call Namekagon Transit’s Dispatch Office at

(715) 634-6633 option 1 or (866) 296-9599 option 1


Please remember to make reservations in advance.


Please call-in any cancellations at least two hours prior to your scheduled reservation.

Both reservations and cancellations must be made with an in-person dispatcher. Voice-mail messages can not be accepted.


Dispatch Office hours:

Monday through Friday 5:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Saturday and Sunday 5:30 a.m. to 9:30p.m.


Main Office Hours:

Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


711 is the statewide telephone relay number that connects deaf, deaf-blind, hard of hearing, and/or speech impaired people who use text telephones (TTYs) with standard (voice) telephone users.


Namekagon Transit prioritizes medical and work related trips in the scheduling of demand response services.


Namekagon Transit Board Meetings are held on
the 3rd Thursday of every month at 1:00 PM.


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Origin of the name "Namekagon"

In the Ojibwe language, Namekagon means “place of the sturgeon.”