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JUNEAU COUNTY WI

VISITOR & RECREATION GUIDE

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Welcome To Juneau County!

Juneau County, Wisconsin

was established in 1857 when the State of Wisconsin passed legislation separating lands west of the Wisconsin River from what was then Adams County. After a contest with neighboring New Lisbon, the county seat was established in Maugh's Town, which is known today as Mauston. The county was named after Solomon Juneau, a Milwaukee legislator who influenced the legislation establishing Juneau County. The county board of early Juneau County convened only once a year to conduct the business of the slow moving, remote county. Today, Juneau County retains the charm of the early days, while it moves forward into the future of electronic government.

Juneau County is your pathway to adventure. Whether you’re spending some time on our beautiful lakes, rivers or streams, hiking or biking our many trails, enjoying a round of golf, taking your family on an ATV adventure, snowmobiling on a groomed trail, relaxing by your campfire after a day of exploring or enjoying the many tastes of Juneau County. Juneau County's natural beauty brings year round pleasure to area residents and visitors alike. Geographical diversity is a hallmark of Juneau County. From sand country to hill country, from northern forests to unglaciated “driftless areas,” we have beautiful and scenic landscapes.  • 013 Juneau County Visitor & Recreation Guide

First, some history is in order. Most of what is today’s Juneau County was carved out of the sandstone bedrock during the last North American Glacial Period some 18,000 years ago. For a long time, Juneau County was covered by the glacial Lake Wisconsin. The lake (up to 150’ deep) stretched over 1,800 sq. miles from Tomah to the west and up to Stevens Point in the

Our blend of geography satisfies even the most particular tastes. How many counties can boast all this natural variety? Castle Rock and Petenwell lakes, the secondand fourth-largest lakes in Wisconsin Three major recreational trails, the Elroy-Sparta Bike Trail, the Omaha Trail, and 400 State Bike Trail Rock formations such as Castle Rock and Petenwell Rock The beautiful sandstone cliffs of the Wisconsin River Some of the most beautiful and best golf courses in the region Native American effigies and other sites Several wildlife viewing areas, such as the Sprague Mather Flowage, Eagle's Nest, and the Necedah Wildlife Refuge, a national wildlife preserve Breathtaking bluffs, including Target Bluff, Mill Bluff, and Mile Bluff

north. A huge natural dam formed by rock, earth and sand burst some 1,000 years ago. After three days it took to drain the lake, the runoff created a new course for the Wisconsin River, carved out the Wisconsin Dells and moved south toward Baraboo to create Devil’s Lake. The rocky outcroppings, called buttes or bluffs, you see throughout the central and northern part of the county are really the tops of islands that dotted the surface of glacial Lake Wisconsin. If you’re ambitious, climbing to the top of one of these ‘islands’ shows you the outline of the old lake. The low and sandy prairies you see are the old lakebed. Much of the southern part of the county escaped the destructive force of the last glacial period and is part of the “driftless” region of Wisconsin. Deep valleys, high ridges and quiet rural life make this area a special place to visit. Add to that the quiet joy of some of the nation’s finest bike trails, canoeing on the Lemonweir and Wisconsin River, golfing, horseback riding, hiking, snowmobiling, ATV riding, hunting, fishing, antiquing, waterskiing and camping, you’re in for a rare treat. We invite you to embark on your Juneau County adventure. We know you’ll find a reason to stay for a day, a week, or a lifetime. Photo courtesy of U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service


11th Annual

Saturday, Aug 31st

at the Mauston/New Lisbon Airport (82C) On Ferdon Rd. Approx. 1 Mile South of New Lisbon

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(Access to Ferdon Rd. from Hwy. 12-16 & Hwy. 80)

Arts & Crafts Market RC Aircraft Display/Show Watch for Our Antique/Classic Car Show YOUNG EAGLE DAY Antique Farm Machinery June 22, 2013 Experimental & Home Built Free Plane Rides for Aircraft on Display 8-17 yrs. of age! . . . And MUCH MORE! BREAKFAST 6:30-10:30 a.m. LUNCH 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m.

Castle Rock • Petenwell Lakes 2nd & 4th largest lakes in Wisconsin • • • • • • •

Waterfront & offshore privacy Only 3.5 hours from Chicago or Minneapolis 25-40 minutes north of Wisconsin Dells Over 20 homes to choose from Privately owned, year-round homes Accommodations for 4-16 Weekly, nightly

Breakfast, lunch and refreshments served by the Mauston Lions Club Sponsored by EAA Chapter 1365, Oakdale Electric Co., JCEDC, Mauston and New Lisbon Room Tax Committee For General Information Contact Tom Chudy at 608-547-6503 or 608-565-2136 • email: tchudy@accratech.com

888-404-2688

Visit our website for pictures, descriptions and rates.

www.cottagekeeper.com

St. Joseph Resort

In the Heart of the Castle Rock/Petenwell Lakes area...

Cabins • Motel • Campground Honeymoon Cabin

NEARBY ATTRACTIONS

necedah Wildlife refuge - 5 miles Buckhorn State park - 5 miles castle rock/petenwell lakes -2 miles casinos - 4 within 50 miles Wisconsin dells - 35 miles

STAYYOUR WAY

Motel rooms - Standard & deluxe 1 & 2 Bedroom cabins honeymoon cabin camping cabins campground

ACTIVITIES

kids playground horseshoe pits Volleyball extensive Walking trails campfire pits atV trails - access to county trails Fish cleaning Facility - Fishing nearby pond with Beach area

IN OFFICE

rock & Mineral gift Shop

608-565-7258

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Castle Rock – Petenwell Lakes Association

W5883 McEvoy St. Mauston, WI 53948 (608) 847-1904 www.castlerockpetenwell.com

City of Elroy

Table of Contents History of Juneau County

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Bike Adventures Amish Community Camp Douglas Elroy Juneau County Attractions Juneau County Parks Lyndon Station Mauston Necedah New Lisbon & Hustler Union Center Wonewoc

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Necedah National Wildlife Refuge44-45 Dining & Spirits Golfing Lodging & Camping

Rivers & Lakes

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LOCAL INFORMATION ALSO AVAILABLE ON www.myjuneaucounty.com Published by: Juneau County Star–Times Mauston, WI General Manager: Matt Meyers Advertising Director: Julie Brown Advertising Sales: Linda Goldbeck, Carrie Champlin Creative Design: Dusty Zajda Photos: Gail Boehm, Amanda Becker, Frank Kaiser,

Rhonda Siebecker, Chris Walker, Keith L.

Thank you to all the organizations listed on the left for their support in supplying photos, information, and guidance for this project. Thank you to Liz Housworth at Juneau County Land Information Office for producing the official map. Thank you to Juneau County Government for allowing us the opportunity to develop this visitor directory. Thank you to Ray Feldman for writing, compiling and editing the lakes and rivers information. This publication has been created and produced for the purpose of promoting Juneau County Tourism. Every effort has been made to provide the most current, and accurate information available. The publisher, and the organizations represented, assume no responsibility for misinformation. Please contact the publisher, or your local organizations, with any additions or corrections.

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225 Main Street Elroy, WI 53929 (608) 462-2410 www.elroywi.com

City of New Lisbon

232 W. Pleasant St. New Lisbon, WI 53950 (608) 562-5213 Email: nladmin@mwt.net www.newlisbon.net

GMADC - Greater Mauston Area Development Corp 103 Division St. Mauston, WI 53948 (608) 847-7483 Email: gmadc@mwt.net

Hidden Valleys

Hidden Valleys showcases the beauty and diversity of the best of Wisconsin www.hiddenvalleys.com

Hill Country Chamber of Commerce

P.O. Box 83, Union Center, WI 53962 (608) 462-2245 www.hillcountrywi.com Serving the communities of Elroy, Hillsboro, Kendall, La Farge, La Valle, Ontario, Union Center, Wonewoc and surrounding areas

Juneau County Economic Development Corporation PO Box 322 122 Main Street Camp Douglas, WI 54618 (608) 427-2070 (888) 898-2550 www.juneaucounty.com

Juneau County Government Land Information 220 East State Street Room 6 Mauston, Wisconsin 53948 (608) 847-9446 www.co.juneau.wi.gov

Juneau County Historical Society

211 North Union St. Mauston, WI 53948 (608) 847-3294

Mauston Area Chamber of Commerce

503 State Road 82 East (inside The Bank of Mauston) P.O. Box 171 Mauston, WI 53948 (608) 847-4142 chamber@mauston.com

Mauston Area Room Tax Committee

(866) 516-1646 VisitMauston.com

Necedah National Wildlife Refuge

W7996 20th Street West Necedah, WI 54646 (608) 565-2551 (800) 877-8339 Email: necedah@fws.gov www.fws.gov/midwest/necedah

New Lisbon Chamber of Commerce

(608) 562-3555 www.newlisbonchamber.com

Village of Union Center (608) 462-8810

Village of Hustler (608) 427-6575 www.hustlerwi.com

Village of Lyndon Station (608) 666-2500

Village of Necedah

101 Center St Necedah, WI 54646 (608) 565-2261 Email: necedahadmin@necedah.us www.necedah.us

Village of Wonewoc 200 West Street Wonewoc, WI 53968 (608) 464-3114 www.wonewocwisc.com

Wonewoc Development Corporation PO Box 305 Wonewoc, WI 53968-0305 (608) 464-5558 Email: info@ wonewocdevelopment.com Web: wonewocdevelopment.com


Juneau County History! Our heritage adventure starts with a look backwards in time at the people and places of Juneau County. The first known inhabitants of the area were the people of the Woodland Culture. Many artifacts are contained in the Harry Mortensen Collection housed in the New Lisbon Memorial Library and date from 500 to 100 A.D. These semi-nomadic people hunted, gathered and farmed this area after the draining of glacial Lake Wisconsin some 1,000 years ago. These early people raised corn, squash and beans and harvested wild blueberries, cranberries and other wild fruit for use during their winter camps. Others harvested wild rice, buffalo, deer, moose and other wild game. The rivers of Juneau County were the highways that allowed exploration. Rivers such as the Wisconsin, the Lemonweir, the Yellow and the Baraboo were used to harvest the abundant natural resources of the county and early settlements along those rivers included Mauston, New Lisbon, Necedah, Elroy and Wonewoc. After the period of early exploration, trading

posts and sawmills sprang up to harvest the abundant pine timber that covered the county. Unwise harvesting practices soon exhausted these resources and as the land was stripped, agriculture took hold. Crops of summer wheat, tobacco, corn, sphagnum moss, hops, grains and cranberries were harvested, sold and traded by early farmers who survived brutal winters and the backbreaking task of eking a living out of the land. Much of the land, especially in the northern part of the county, was unsuitable for agriculture and the sandy, light soil of the Lemonweir River Valley blew away during the spring. Add to this the difficulty and cost of getting good land from the many speculators who bought huge chunks of the available land at government auctions and sold it for profit, and you begin to see the problems these early farmers faced. Even with these long odds, agriculture became the largest industry in the county and today still holds that position. The mix is different now than it was back then. Dairy, hogs

and sheep are more prevalent and corn, soybeans and wheat are the main crops. With the coming of the railroads in the mid-1800s, Juneau County’s geographical location midway between Chicago and Minneapolis made it an important part of rail history. The City of Elroy was on the main line of the Chicago & Northwestern Railway and Mauston, New Lisbon and Camp Douglas were regular stops on the old Milwaukee Road. The present Interstate system (I90-9) roughly parallels the Milwaukee Road as it cuts diagonally across the county. Necedah was served by the Chicago & Northwestern and served as an important rail point for access to northern and central Wisconsin. At one time, passenger service was available at many of these stops to connect Juneau County residents with the world. The Chicago & Northwestern Railroad beds around Elroy, Camp Douglas, Union Center and Wonewoc have been converted into bike trails including the Elroy-Sparta State Trail, the Omaha Trail and the ‘00’ Trail.

As part of Native American Awareness Week, the HoChunk Nation Education Department sponsored a traditional dance display at West Side Elementary School. James Morris of Mauston High School (left), Robert Morris of Grayside Elementary School (center) and Terrance Cleveland of Lyndon Station Middle School (right) perform a welcoming dance for West Side and Lyndon Station Elementary School students. Delano, Buster and David Cleveland of Lyndon Station Elementary School also performed in the assembly, as did their younger sister Jackie Cleveland, father Garrick Cleveland and uncle John Morris. Both the Morris and Cleveland family are part of the HoChunk Nation and have participated in and won traditional dance competitions in the past. Photo courtesy of U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

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l a u n n Waterfest Venetian Lights 14th A

Boat Parade

Saturday, August 3, 2013 On Beautiful Castle Rock Lake in Juneau County O’Dell’s Bay Marina, North Osprey Drive, New Lisbon, WI Join us as we light up the night! Be part of the celebration from the best seat in the house, the Captain’s seat of your own boat! Cruise beautiful Castle Rock Lake beneath a thousand stars and the brilliance of a dazzling fireworks display. Waterfest is one of Juneau County, Wisconsin’s most festive events, so please join us for the day or better yet, the entire weekend! Call early to make your camping reservations at Castle Rock County Park for the weekend by calling 608-847-9389, there will be activities for the entire family during the afternoon. Or, make plans to stay at one of Juneau County’s motels or resorts. Take time to go to the new visitor center at the Necedah National Wildlife Refuge, golf nine holes at Castle Rock Golf Course, and visit Burr Oak Winery , and Carr Valley Cheese to try some delicious samples. The list of things to do and see goes on and on! No matter where you stay or visit, You’ll know why Juneau County is definitely “Worth a closer look!” So start planning now to hoist your anchor from O’Dell’s Bay at the Dirty Turtle at sunset and enter the parade. We’ll travel south along the Juneau County shoreline towards Castle Rock County Park. Our Grande Finale Fireworks spectacle at 10 pm will herald the end of the splendid evening voyage! You may just win one of the great cash prizes!

Juneau County Economic Development Corp. 122 Main St., PO Box 322 Camp Douglas, WI Ph: 608-427-2070 or E: jcedc@mwt.net

www.juneaucounty.com

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Juneau County, WI, Where your briefcase and backpack live in perfect harmony Excellent Quality of Life� Juneau County Economic Development Corporation (JCEDC), invites you to consider Juneau County when looking to relocate. Whether it’s your business or your family you’ll be sure to find out why Juneau County, Wisconsin is worth a closer look! ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦

You’ll find high-quality housing and low-cost living. Excellent public, private and entrepreneurial charter schools. State of the art medical facilities providing superior healthcare. Friendly businesses and services that offer a personal hometown touch. Breathtaking diverse natural beauty and abundant wildlife. Two of the largest lakes in the state; Castle Rock Lake & Petenwell Flowage. Miles of natural unspoiled rivers; the Wisconsin, Yellow, Lemonweir and Baraboo. Miles of trails, canoeing, biking, hiking, snowmobiling, and ATV’ing. Juneau County offers many areas for public hunting. Juneau County is home to Necedah National Wildlife Refuge and its wonderful new visitor center. They offer many free indoor and outdoor events throughout the year.

Industrial and Business Development... JCEDC is here to help you identify that perfect site or building to locate or expand your business. We can provide you with the resources you’ll need. ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦

JCEDC is a one-stop shop for the most comprehensive information on available sites and buildings. JCEDC provides comprehensive business planning services. An excellent economic development staff to assist you with industrial or business expansions. JCEDC provides assistance with startups and entrepreneurial endeavors. JCEDC partners with municipal, county, and regional economic development organizations to provide: • Incentives for business expansion, job creation, and community development. • Extensive information on funding options. • Assistance with choosing a location that will provide adequate infrastructure for your business or industry.

Juneau County is centrally located between Chicago, Minneapolis, and Milwaukee, in a prime location for industry and business development. Favorable trucking routes with the Interstate system and other major highways makes Juneau County a perfect place to operate a business. Many of our sites are also located on or close to rail. So work where you play, it makes perfect sense! Call JCEDC or one of our municipal leaders today! ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■

Camp Douglas: 608-427-3355 Elroy: 608-462-2400 Hustler: 608-427-6575 Lyndon Station: 608-666-2500 Mauston: 608-847-6676 Necedah: 608-565-2261 New Lisbon: 608-562-5213 Union Center: 608-462-8810 Wonewoc: 608-464-3114

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Bike Adventures

The many bike trails of Juneau County are just waiting for your visit. They all begin (or end) in Elroy WI, located on Hwys 80-8 in southwestern Juneau County. The ElroySparta State Bike Trail is the “Granddaddy of All Trails.“ It was the very first Rails to Trails Conversion in the United States in 1965. The hard-packed limestone trail covers 3 miles of an abandoned Chicago & Northwestern Railroad bed and has no more than a 3 % grade at any point. The trail passes through three tunnels as it makes its way toward Sparta and we recommend flashlights and jackets for tunnels. The Elroy-Sparta State Bike Trail links with the La Crosse River Trail in Sparta. The '00' State Trail is often called the most scenic trail in the Wisconsin State Trail System. It's named for the Chicago & Northwestern passenger train that traveled the 00 miles from Chicago to Minneapolis in 00 minutes. The  miles of smooth, hard-packed limestone parallels or crosses the Baraboo River the entire length between Elroy and Reedsburg. A recent addition to the trail links Hillsboro to the south. The Juneau County Omaha Bike Trail is 1.5 miles of sealcoated trail owned and maintained by Juneau County and has a separate trail fee. It also follows an abandoned Chicago & Northwestern Railroad bed all the way to Camp Douglas and opened in the spring of 199. The Omaha Trail is the most peaceful and secluded of our trails.

Tunnel along the Elroy-Sparta Trail.

For more information on these trails, as well as trail maps you can download, visit our website at www.www.juneaucounty.com For additional information, please visit www.elroy-sparta-trail.com • www.00statetrail.org

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Elroy Commons


Bike Trails Elroy is the hub of the three major bike trails in Juneau County. The Omaha Trail is a 1.5 mile trail from Elroy to Camp Douglas along the old Chicago & Northwestern railbed. The Elroy-Sparta Trail heads west and north to Sparta along 3 miles of hard-packed, limestone trail. The trail features three tunnels along its route. The ‘00’ Trail heads east out of Elroy following the Baraboo River to Reedsburg, some  miles away. At Union Center, the ‘00’ Trail branches off as the Hillsboro State Trail. Elroy is located on Hwys 71, 80 & 8 in southwestern Juneau County. Information on the trails can be found by calling the Commons Trails Shop at 608-6-10.

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Elroy Fair June 27–30, 2013 Schultz Park

Elroy • Root Canals • Cosmetic • Single Appointment All Porcelain Crowns

Schultz City Park

• Crown and Bridge • Teeth Whitening • Dentures Christopher Karas, D.D.S.

ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS Elroy Necedah

608-462-8282 608-565-7173

Providers for Delta Dental Preferred, Cigna, WEA

This fine park has the Baraboo River on one side and State Hwy. 80-8 on the other. There is a swimming pool, playground, baseball field, volleyball nets, tennis courts, bathrooms, showers and shelters in addition to campsites. Swimming Pool daily passes are $.00. Campsites are available first come first served. RV's should make reservations for electric sites. Fees may be paid at the Elroy Commons Trail Shop from 9 a.m to 5 p.m. Rental bikes are available at the Trail Shop for a small fee.

www.karasdentalgroup.com

Dave Miller, Owner New Construction Service & Repairs Furnaces Air Conditioners Geothermal Refrigeration Sales & Installation

Where the trails Meet… Bike Rentals • Bike Gear Trail Passes • Souvenirs Showers • Picnic Area • Tot Lot Camping • Canoe Launch Shuttle Info Elroy is the hub of three trails:

• Elroy-Sparta Bike Trail • The ‘400’ Bike Trail • The Omaha Bike Trail

1-888-606-BIKE • 608-462-2410 www.elroywi.com 1 • 013 Juneau County Visitor & Recreation Guide

Mondays & Fridays 8 am to 5 pm Tuesday - Thursday 6 am to 5 pm

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Family medicine Maternity care X-ray Podiatry (foot) Laboratory Audiology (hearing) Vasectomy Nutrition services Counseling

1515 Academy Street | Elroy | 608-462-8466


Wonewoc

Old Fashioned Days in Downtown Wonewoc May 18, 2013

Wonewoc is located in southern Juneau County in a picturesque valley on State Highway 33, and has kayak/canoe access to the Baraboo River. Within the Village are three public parks. The American Legion Park offers a large fenced in swimming pool, shelters, restrooms and camping for RV’s and tents. Baker’s Field located directly off the 00 State Trail offers tent camping, a baseball field, restrooms, a picnic area, a shelter and ice skating rink. The Southtown Park offers a playground, shelter and a picnic area.

www.wonewocwisc.com/old_fashioned_day/

225 Center St., Wonewoc 608-464-5520 ♥ Lodge Decor ♥ Curtains - Linens - Rugs ♥ Americana ♥ Primitives ♥ Candles ♥ Home Decor ♥ Baskets ♥ Jewelry ♥ Berry Garlands ♥ Florals ♥ Prints Regular Hours: Sun. noon-4, Tues.-Sat. 10-5 Winter Hours: Jan. 1-April 1, Wed.-Sat. 10-5

www.thesilentrooster.com

Fresh Flowers • Plants • Gifts Stamping & Scrapbooking Supplies Balloons • Stamps • Paper Special Scrapbook Supplies 213 Center Street, P.O. Box 126, Wonewoc • 464-3240 013 Juneau County Visitor & Recreation Guide • 13


Lyndon Station

Parkfest

July 26-27, 2013 Fitzgerald Park Lyndon Station is in the Southeastern section of Juneau County on Highways 1/16 and Interstate 90/9 near the beautiful Rocky Arbor State Park. The park, located near Lyndon Station on the Wisconsin River, has several access points for kayaking and canoeing. With a tradition of logging, railroad, farming and Native American culture, the Lyndon Station area has much to offer. Photographers and artists flock to Lyndon Station for the scenic beauty of the area. It's a quick eight mile trip to Wisconsin Dells. Travelers can enjoy the Dells while benefiting from the quiet, restful nights in the Lyndon Station area. The friendly atmosphere of the village is evident from the moment you come into town.

...no job too small! Rick Dorrington, Handyman Cell:

608-548-4151

• Decks • Siding • Painting • Drywalling

• Room Additions • Seamless Gutters • Home Remodeling & Repairs Licensed and insured Email: RDorrington@peoplepc.com OPEN 6 A.M. EVERY DAY!

FREE POSTCARD WITH EVERY MEAL

Open 7 Days A Week

Along the Route of the Hiawathas!

FRIDAY All-U-Can-Eat Shrimp/Smelt Fry

FRIDAY & SATURDAY DJ & BANDS REGULARLY

Burger Ground Fresh Daily FUll MenU & OUtDOOr PatiO Homemade Chips & Nachos

BRING IN THIS AD & GET 1 FREE DRINK UP TO $3.50 VALUE! 1 per visit, per person. exp. 12/1/13. no cash value.

“Go Above the Norm at Norm’s”

106 N. Wisconsin St., Lyndon Station Check Us Out on Facebook!

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NIGHTLY SPECIALS Starting at 4 p.m.

FRIDAY NIGHT:

FISH FRY

SATURDAY NIGHT:

PRIME RIB

And, All You Can Eat

CHICKEN & DUMPLINGS Corner of Hwys. 12 & 16 at Co. Hwy. HH, Downtown Lyndon Station 608-666-2668

BREAKFAST & LUNCH SPECIALS ILLINOIS CENTRAL

Two pancakes, two eggs and choice of bacon or sausage.

“HEARTSTOPPER” BURGER

1/2 lb. burger with Swiss, Cheddar and American cheese wrapped in bacon, then breaded and fried. Served with french fries or onion rings.

GREAT NORTHERN BURGER

1 1/2 lbs. of pure heaven with cheese, tomato and lettuce, and choice of side.

JUNEAU COUNTY PROUD!


Juneau County Attractions Wisconsin National Guard Library & Museum

This fully restored 1896 log lodge features exhibits including uniforms, weapons and equipment, terrain maps and dioramas of famous battles. Military vehicles from years past and static displays of aircraft are found throughout the grounds. Ph: 608-427-1280, 101 Independence Dr., Camp Douglas WI 54618

Cranberry Creek Archaeological District

Contained with the Necedah National Wildlife Refuge, the site contains effigy mounds of the Woodland Culture People dating from 499 B.C. to 1499 A.D. The Woodland Culture people were the ancestors of the Ho-Chunk. The site is on the National Register of Historical Places. Necedah National Wildlife Refuge, Headquarters Rd., Necedah WI 54646, PH: 608-565-4412

Gee's Slough Effigy Mounds

The Woodland Culture people, ancestors of the Ho-Chunk, lived throughout this area from 499 B.C. to around 1500 A.D. Indian Mounds Park, just south of New Lisbon

is the site of several effigy mounds including a rare flexlegged running panther. The park also includes a linear mound and several round or oval burial mounds that were used by the tribal nobility. The park is located on Indian Mound Road south of New Lisbon off Hwys 12 & 16 and is maintained by the New Lisbon Lions Club. The Effigy Mounds are listed on the National Register of Historical Places.

Harry A. Mortensen Collection

An impressive collection of artifacts from the Woodland Culture people, the collection represents the lifetime achievement of Harry A. Mortensen, a New Lisbon native. A portion of the collection can also be seen at Raabe's Pharmacy on Adams St. in New Lisbon. The Mortensen Collection is listed on the National Register of Historical Places. Harry A. Mortensen Collection, New Lisbon Memorial Library, 115 W Park St., New Lisbon WI 53950. PH: 608-562-3213

The Boorman House

This 1876 Victorian mansion was built by Benjamin C. Boorman, a native of England. In 1864, he bought the Mauston dam, mills and water rights from the estate of M. M. Maughs. After a fire that destroyed the mills, he rebuilt a mill on the north side of the Lemonweir River to produce flour and feed. Later he built a sawmill and a wool carding mill on the south side of the dam and began construction of the Boorman House in 1874. The home features a grand staircase, a drawing room and a widow's walk.

The Boorman House is now the home of the Juneau County Historical Society and showcases extensive collections of artifacts, records and research materials. Dr. McIntosh's medical office building is also preserved at the site and a building housing agricultural implements, wagons and workshops was recently completed. The Boorman House is open on weekends from Memorial Day to Labor Day and hosts a special Christmas Open House beginning around Thanksgiving. The house is listed on the National Register of Historical Places. Boorman House, 211 N. Union St., Mauston WI 53948. PH: 608-847-2070

Sprague Bridge

This bridge spanning the Yellow River southeast of Finley WI in northern Juneau County has been listed on the National Register of Historical Places since 1995. Built in the early 1900s, the bridge is an excellent example of small bridge construction during that era.

Juneau County Courthouse

Originally built in 1925, the Juneau County Courthouse, with its marbled floors and richly paneled courtrooms, is listed on the National Register of Historical Places. It stands on a square in the center of Mauston, the county seat, and hosts many community activities including a farmers market during the summer. Juneau County Courthouse, 220 E. State St., Mauston WI 53948. PH: 608-847-9300.

Mauston Dam Site

by M. M. Maughs. The lake formed behind the dam is Lake Decorah, named after a prominent Ho-Chunk family in the area. The mill was destroyed in a fire in 1864 and later rebuilt in another location by Benjamin Boorman.

Buckley Bridge and Mill

Drive out of New Lisbon on Hwy M past Kennedy County Park and you'll cross the Lemonweir River over the Buckley Bridge. The mill was built in 1850 and only its rock foundations can be seen today.

Marian Shrine

Over 50 years ago, a local farm woman claimed to have a vision of the Virgin Mary at this site in Necedah. The followers of this group have built 14 grottoes to depict saints and events in the life of the Holy Family.

New Lisbon Civil War Memorial

A statue erected by the GAR in 1897 stands in Heritage Park on Adams St in New Lisbon. The statue and an authentic Civil War cannon honor the dead from the War Between the States. Also in the park is a restored horse trough that once sat at Adams and Bridge St. in the center of town.

The Elroy Historical Society Museum

This quaint museum in downtown Elroy steps into the city's past when it was a bustling railroad town. Photographs and memorabilia from that bygone era includes a working model railroad for the young at heart. The museum is open from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm on weekends from May 1 to September 30.

This dam, built in 1842, powered a saw mill owned

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Campgrounds

Photo courtesy of U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Camping & Lodging

Please purchase all firewood locally. Firewood can harbor many different kinds of invasive pests and diseases that are harmful to Wisconsin’s trees in both forest and urban settings. Gypsy moth, oak wilt, and emerald ash borer hitchhike on firewood, to name just a few, making their way easily into previously unaffected, healthy areas. This poses a serious threat to trees throughout the state. Although it is still legal to move firewood in certain areas, it is almost always a bad idea to do so. Moving firewood can put the trees at your destination at risk.

Arrowhead Resort Campground

W1530 Arrowhead Rd

Wisconsin Dells

608-254-7344

Bass Lake Campground

N1497 Southern Rd

Lyndon Station

608-666-2311

Bavarian Campsites

W4796 Hwy G

Mauston

608-847-7039

Buckhorn Resort & Campground

N8410 Hwy G

Necedah

608-565-2090

Buckhorn State Park Campground

W8450 Buckhorn Pk Ave

Necedah

608-565-2789

Bucks Crossing RV Resort

150 S. East Street

Lyndon Station

866-666-3009

Castle Rock Hideaway

N6187 County Hwy G

Mauston

608-847-4475

Castle Rock Resort & Campground N4310 26th Ave

Mauston

608-847-6269

Cedar Springs Campground

N7001 Hwy 58

New Lisbon

608-847-7676

Chapparal Campground

S320 Hwy 33

Wonewoc

608-464-3200

Cottage Keeper Private Vacation Homes On Castle Rock & Petenwell Lakes

888-404-2688

Country Corners Bait & Tackle

N3195 28th Ave

Lyndon Station

608-666-2717

Crockett Resort Camping & RV

N2884 28th Ave

Lyndon Station

608-666-2040

Dells Timberland Campground

N1005 Hwy 12 & 16

Wisconsin Dells

608-254-2429

Eagle Flats Campground

W864 Hwy J

Wisconsin Dells

608-254-2764

Eagle’s Nest Resort

N11770 Hwy H

Camp Douglas

608-427-3235

Edge-O-Dells Camping & Resort

N555 US Highway 12 & 16 Wisconsin Dells

608-254-2429

Juneau County Castle Rock Park

Hwy G

Mauston

608-847-7089

Kennedy County Park Campground Hwy M

New Lisbon

608-847-9390

Li’L Yellow River Camp Ground

N7989 Hwy 80

New Lisbon

608-562-5355

Little Pond Lodge

N6768 State Rd 58

New Lisbon

608-847-4593

Lyn-Dells Campground

N1405 Hwys 12 & 16

Lyndon Station

608-254-2121

Mill Bluff State Park Campground

15819 Funnel Rd

Camp Douglas

608-427-6692

Point Bluff Resort

3199 Hwy Z

Mauston

608-253-6181

River Bay Campground

W1147 River Bay Rd

Lyndon Station

608-254-7193

Riverside Park

Hwy 80 & Hog Island Rd

New Lisbon

608-562-5213

Schultz Park Camping

Highway 80/82 South

Elroy

608-462-2400

St. Joseph Resort

W5630 Hwy 21

Necedah

608-565-7258

Stand Rock Campground

N570 Highway N

Wisconsin Dells

608-253-2169

Summer Hideaway

30th Street East

Necedah

608-565-3825

Thompson Park & Campground

Hwy 71 West

Elroy

608-462-2400

Wells Lakeside Cottages

W4926 Highway G

Mauston

608-847-7286

Wilderness Park

3650 21st Ave N

Necedah

608-565-7285

Yukon Trails Camping

N2330 Hwy HH

Lyndon Station

608-666-3261

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CAMPING & LODGING

BAVARIAN CAMPSITE On Castle Rock Lake Open May 1 - October 20

Well Shaded UnitS Sandy Beach • Boating FiShing • Water hook-UpS grocery Store, Beer & liqUor hot ShoWerS • FlUSh toiletS 7 miles north of Mauston on 58 to G, turn right 3 miles to campsite

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St. Joseph Resort

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Seasonal & Daily Sites

Pet Friendly • Bar on Site Boat Launch • Fishing Banquet Facility

Tucked Away in the Woods alongside the Beautiful Wisconsin River 49th St. & 26th Ave. Mauston 608-847-6269

Open: Wed-Sat 11am-Close Sunday Breakfast 9am

• Motel, Bar & Grill on site • ATV Trails • Camping w/electricity • 15 acres of Rough Camping in a Beautiful Wooded Setting 608-565-2277 www.wildernessinn.net N13903 Hwy. 80 Necedah/Sprague

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Breakfast Buffet included in overnight stay Amish Driving Tour Maps Available Here

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1800 sq. ft. pool 700 sq. ft. toddler pool 100 sq. ft. hot tub Children’s playground Adult recreation area Family picnic area Community picnic pavilion Bathhouse Laundry facilities Center Park Wi-Fi

Located Necedah, Wisconsin at W4676 30th St. East Near the Buckhorn Bridge Phone: 608-565-3825 Cell: 262-308-7893 lewisla@tds.net summerhideawayrv.com Check us out on Facebook

Motel rooms - Standard & deluxe 1 & 2 Bedroom cabins honeymoon cabin camping cabins campground

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kids playground horseshoe pits Volleyball extensive Walking trails campfire pits atV trails - access to county trails Fish cleaning Facility - Fishing nearby pond with Beach area

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rock & Mineral gift Shop

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necedah Wildlife refuge 5 miles Buckhorn State park 5 miles castle rock/petenwell lakes -2 miles casinos - 4 within 50 miles Wisconsin dells - 35 miles

608-565-7258

www.stjosephresort.com

W5630 Hwy. 21 • P.O. Box 467 Necedah, WI 54646 One mile east of Hwy. 80 on Hwy. 21

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Open May 1st to October 15th Off Season Rates Available

Fishing & Pontoon Boat Rentals Boat launch/Piers Daily or Weekly

MOdeRn CAbinS • SwiMMing PlAygROund

Your Hosts: Art (Buck) & Barb Wells Sorry, no pets allowed. Credit cards not accepted

W4926 Hwy. G, Mauston, WI 53948 Phone 608-847-7286 Fax 608-847-5827 www.wellslakeside.com Email: wellslakeside@hotmail.com

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GOLFING

CAMPING & LODGING

Rest, Relaxation & Fun!

Serving the area for 35 years!

18 Hole Championship Public Golf Course Call for rates & tee times. 2 miles N. of Mauston off Hwy. 58

608.847.4658

www.castlerockgolfcourse.com


Mauston

Mauston mural presents scenic Juneau County Complimentary Hot Breakfast Whirlpool Suites Indoor Pool & Spa Poolside Rooms Harm A Rita’s Pub Fridge & Microwaves in every room

608-847-5959 1001 Hwy 82, Mauston

Diane Dahl, the local artist commissioned by the city of Mauston to create a mural depicting the best features of Juneau County, completed her months-long work on the project in October, 010. The mural was funded by a grant from the Wisconsin Arts Board and can be seen on the side walls of the Jurgenson Chiropractic office building on Elm street in downtown Mauston.

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Featuring: 517 State Road 82 E. Mauston 608-548-4610 Open Daily 8 a.m.-7 p.m. www.logcabindeliandcheese.com

• 60+ Types of Wisconsin Cheese • European Meats & Sausage • Seafood & Steaks • Brats & Hotdogs • Freshly Baked Bread, Baguettes & Cookies • Polish & Italian Specialties • Cheese Curds & Spreads • Sex Olives™ • Deli Salads • Gourmet Pretzels & Crackers • Salsas • Mustards • Landjaegers • Kielbasa, Knackwurst & More!

Stop in for Lunch Or Dinner • Deli Sandwiches • Homemade Soups & Salads • Coffee, Cappuccino & Fountain Drinks — Seating Available —


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Mauston Home Decor Local Art Gallery Yankee Candles Gourmet Coffee & Chocolates Special Occasion Gift Baskets

Towing & Insurance Assistance Monday thru Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. • Saturday, 8 a.m. - Noon

N4840 Hwy. 58, Mauston, WI 53948

The Red Geranium Framing & Gifts

800 McEvoy St. (next to Culver’s) Open Daily

Gifts for All Occasions: Weddings ~ Baby ~ Birthday Online Shopping: www.redgeraniumonline.com “Life is full of Special Occasions”

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Your Full Service Pharmacy, Durable Medical Equipment and Supplies, and Home Infusion Therapy. Phillips Pharmacy 123 E. State St. Mauston, WI 53948 (608) 847-5949

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Tomah Pharmacy 1004 Superior Ave. Tomah, WI 54660 (608) 372-4115

Roche-a-Cri 402 W. Lake St. Friendship, WI 53934 (608) 339-9080

Stop in for more information on: Our Loyalty Rewards program 90 Day Generic Prescription Program

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Wine Tasting

Open 7 Days a Week 11:00-5:00 Anytime by appointment.

Fall Harvest Festival First Weekend after Labor Day Spring Festival Last Weekend in April Winery available in evenings for parties, small weddings, public gatherings. Call for details 562-5271

www.burroakwinery.com


Anjero’s Mauston SPORTS BAR & GRILL

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Open Bowling Game Room Pool Tables Darts, Big Screen TV’s

• Homemade Pizzas & Sandwiches • Take & Bake Pizzas • Hand Cut Steaks • Great food in a casual atmosphere! • Wednesday Night Karaoke & Texas Hold ‘Em • Friday Night Fish Fry • Prime Rib every Saturday • Sunday Broasted Chicken • Banquet Room Accommodates over 300 • Open Tues.-Wed. 4 p.m. Thurs.-Sun. 11 a.m. Closed Monday Year-round • Closed Mon & Tues. Memorial Day thru Labor Day

Hwy. 82 E., Mauston

Just west of the Interstate

608-847-4000

www.anjeros.com

“Worth A Closer look” Mauston Area Chamber of Commerce

503 State Rd. 82 East Located inside the Bank of Mauston Mauston, WI 53948

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Communities of Juneau County Camp Douglas

Hustler

Camp Douglas, nestled among the rugged peaks of natural rock formations and the beautiful terrain of the area, is the western gateway to Juneau County and the home of Volk Field and Camp Williams Military facilities. The friendly village has an atmosphere of mutual caring and concern that shows in their providing a recreation center for all age groups. The village boasts several tourist attractions, excellent restaurants, hunting, fishing, biking, and hiking.

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Elroy is on the West fork of the Baraboo River in the heart of Wisconsin's 'driftless' area. The forested hills and valleys provide natural beauty and plenty of chances to spend some quality time with your family. Three bike trails, a theater, library and a museum are just a few of its attractive features. Elroy is best known as the birthplace and home of former Governor Tommy Thompson. The '400' State Trail, the Elroy-Sparta State Trail and the Juneau County Omaha Trail are the three bicycle trails that meet in Elroy. They are all built on discontinued rail lines that once served the area. They are also used as snowmobile trails in the winter. The Elroy-Sparta trail was the first official 'Rails to Trails' bicycle trail in the nation. The Elroy-Sparta trail and the '400' trail join at the Elroy Commons, and the Omaha trail is connected by way of the new covered bridge.

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Lyndon Station

Mauston

The city city of of Mauston Mauston wa was The chartered villageMauston in 1860. as a villageasina 1860. Maustonthe became the county became county seat in seat inMauston 1864. Mauston has the 1864. has the largest largest population of alltowns cities, population of all cities, towns and villages in Juneau and villages in Juneau County. County. As As the the county county seat, seat, Mauston Mauston Lyndon Station is in the is very actively involved in community cooperation is very actively involved in community cooperation Southeastern section of with businesses and residents alike. Five of its Juneau County on Highways with businesses and residents alike. Five of its many many businesses are members of the Fortune 500. businesses are members of the Fortune 500. The 12/16 and Interstate 90/94 The Lemonweir through and Lemonweir RiverRiver glidesglides through town town and provides a near the beautiful Rocky provides asetting beautiful setting at Riverside Park. beautiful at Riverside Park. Arbor State Park. It's a quick eight mile trip to Wisconsin Dells. Lyndon Station also features one of the most impressive Veteran’s Memorials in B " ) the area. It is also home to some of the Friends and Family Cancer Foundation. Visitors can get behind the microphone during one of the karaoke nights in downtown Lyndon Station.

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New Lisbon

As you enter this charming little city from Interstate 90/94, you're greeted by several of our businesses along with a calm, serene pond and the lovely Riverside Park. New Lisbon is located just 12 miles from Castle Rock Lake; the 4th largest inland lake in Wisconsin.

On the shores of the lake you'll find Castle Rock County Park, Buckhorn State Park, and several private resorts and campgrounds. Look for adventure in New Lisbon in Juneau County! Excellent recreational opportunities await you all year round. Fishing, boating, hiking, cross-country skiing and snowmobiling and the nearby Elroy-Sparta State Bike Trail as well as the Omaha Trail beckon you to explore, or to rest and relax among majestic pines and oaks.

Necedah

Necedah Necedah is is aa friendly friendly village village nestled nestled among among majestic majestic rock rock formations, formations, natural natural bluffs bluffs and and pine pine trees. trees. ItItisislocated locatednear nearPetenwell Petenwell Lake, Lake, Castle Castle Rock Rock Lake, Lake, and and the the Wisconsin Wisconsin and Yellow Yellow Rivers. Rivers. Visitors Visitorscan canrelax relaxatatthe the and new Old Old Mill Mill Park. Park. The TheNecedah NecedahNational National new Wildlife Refuge Refuge and and Buckhorn Buckhorn State State Park Park are Wildlife close by, and offer a ‘back to nature’ experience. are close by, and many bike trails are within minutes. Necedah is home to a new library in 2010; The Necedah CommuThe Necedah National Wildlife Refuge offers a 'back nity - Siegler Memorial Library. It is open Monday thru Saturday, to nature' experience and is open year-round. 10 am to 5 pm, and comprises a wide selection of reading materials, several public computers and free wireless internet. You’ll also find several unique shops selling antiques, Polish and homestyle foods, household items and books, hardware and auto parts, along with other retailers and eating establishments.

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Wonewoc

The most southern village in Juneau County, Wonewoc is a peaceful village located in an unglaciated area. It is enhanced by many rocky bluffs and pine trees. The countryside is truly unique and spectacular. The friendly atmosphere of the village is evident from the moment you come into town. The scenic village park offers many varied recreational activities for both adults and children.

Wonewoc is the midpoint of the 400 State Trail. (The 400 State Trail is one of Wisconsin's newest recreational trails.) It boasts good schools, churches, clubs, organizations, and a library which offers the latest in books, records, tapes, etc. The local government has done a great job in making this a village to be proud of.

Wonewoc

Union Center

Union Center is a quiet little village tucked among pine forests and natural sandstone bluffs in the southeast corner of Juneau County. Union Center is on the 400 State Trail, a four-season, recreational trail built on an abandoned railroad bed. Union Center's casual, rural setting is perfect for getting close to nature but there are plenty of activities for those who like to keep busy. Picnicking, playing basketball in the park, canoeing on the scenic Baraboo River or playing a round of golf on a challenging 9-hole course are just some of the ways to have some fun.

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New Lisbon

Annual Turtle Dunk January 1, 01

At the Dirty Turtle on Castle Rock Lake

Plunge for Cancer

608-56-5931 • www.dirtyturtle.com

Assisted living specializing in Alzheimer’s and dementia care Rooms now available! 612 View Street | New Lisbon 608-562-3667 www.milebluff.com

5000 sq. ft. Banquet Hall • 350 Seating Capacity Outside Ceremonies

Fun for the Whole Family!

Indoor Archery and Outdoor Gun Ranges.

sion by We Have Mathews, Mis ess pr Mathews & Carbon Ex NRA Certified Hunting & Fishing Licenses Handgun We Accept Consignment and Trade-Ins On New Guns Instructor GUN REPAIR, FISHING RODS, REELS, TACKLE AND MORE Concealed Carry GIFT CERTIFICATES & FREE GIFT WRAPPING AVAILABLE Classes Available

Full Archery • Guns & Ammo • Live Bait

Jacuzzi Suites • Wi-Fi • Continental Breakfast 1700 E. Bridge St. • New Lisbon, WI 53950 • 608-562-5141 • newlisbontravelersinn.com

N6772 Germantown Rd., New Lisbon • 608-562-3492 www.mandmsportshop.com New Lisbon Exit 61, take Frontage Rd. off of Hwy. 80, immediate left onto Germantown Rd., then 1 1/2 miles to store. Just up the road from Wonderly’s Bar.

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Hustler & New Lisbon

Hustlerfest

Including Wilton Area

August 2013

For more information and dates visit www.hustlerfest.com

Fly In Drive In

14th Annual Waterfest Venetian Lights Boat Parade August 3, 2013

Join us as we light up the night! Be part of the celebration from the best seat in the house, the Captain’s seat of your own boat! Cruise beautiful Castle Rock Lake beneath a thousand stars and the brilliance of a dazzling fireworks display. Waterfest is one of Juneau County, Wisconsin’s most festive events, so please join us for the day or better yet, the entire weekend! See our ad on page 8.

New Lisbon August 31, 2013 6:30am-4:00pm Breakfast, lunch, aircraft on display, antique-classic cars on display, arts and crafts, chopper rides available.

In the Hills of Dorse t Vall Tucked e

Trail-Side

Stay in one of our beautifully appointed rooms Located along the Elroy-Sparta Bike Trail Harmony Bistro Restaurant on site Breakfast Buffet included in overnight stay

B E D & B R E A K FA S T

Amish Driving Tour Maps Available Here

202 E. Main Street, Hustler 608-427-3787 www.fountainchateau.com

“What happens in hustler happens at hayshakers!”

Free Pool

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Mon. & tues.

Happy Hour Mon.-Thurs. 4-7 p.m. Open Daily 11 a.m. - Close

112 E. Main St., Hustler

608-427-6604 Call for schedule of events

Located Mid-Point of Elroy-Sparta Bike Trail Double Occupancy, $95-$115 Hearty Breakfast at Restaurant Included rollaways Available • in Ground heated Pool Swing Set for the Kids (888) 435-6525

Dorset Valley School Restaurant ~

• Delicious Home Cooking • Breakfast-Lunch-Dinner • Friday Night Fish Fry 4-Close

Bakery ~

• Fresh Baked Daily

Now Serving Beer & Wine!

Schoolhouse Furniture ~

Now Open Gourmet Coffee & Smoothie Shop! Open Mon.-Sat., 8 a.m.-9 a.m. Sun., 8 a.m.-2 p.m.

Ron Drews, Owner • Crafts - Original Local • Beautiful Amish Crafted Furniture • Custom Orders Available

LowEST PricES in ThE ArEA, wiLL BEAT Any coMPETiTorS’ PricE!

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Juneau County Parks Juneau County offers a wealth of outdoor recreational areas administered by federal, state, county, and local agencies. In fact, we have a total of 68 parks - about 75,000 acres in all. Half the county is forested. With our waysides, recreational trails, and 57 lakes and public boat accesses, it's easy to see why our 'backyard' is a recreational paradise. Castle Rock Park has over 300 campsites on 160 acres. It is located on Highway G about seven miles from Mauston, Wisconsin, on Beautiful Castle Rock Lake which covers 16,000 acres. Amenities at the park include spots for tents, trailers and RV's, showers, flush toilets, water, playgrounds, picnic tables, swimming (supervised beach), a park officer, boating and boat access, fishing, water skiing, canoeing, grills, shelter, electricity, and concessions.

Buckhorn State Park

Maps of Castle Rock and Wilderness Campgrounds can be viewed at www.juneaucounty.com/tourism. asp, in the Parks & Recreation Areas section. You can see the layout and amenities, then call to make your reservation for the camping site you would like. Camping reservation for Castle Rock Park can be made at 608-847-9389 or 608-847-7089. Wilderness Park is over 80 acres and has over 100 campsites for tent and trailer. Electricity, toilets, boating, swimming, fishing, playground, picnic tables, concessions, grills, firewood, water, group camping, shelter, scenic trails, boat ramp, water skiing, and showers are available. Wilderness Park is in Armenia Township and the address of the park is; 3650 21st Avenue, Necedah, WI 54646. Camping reservation for Wilderness park can be made at 608-847-9389 or 608-565-7285. Kennedy Park, on the shores of the Lemonweir River, is situated within a 200 acre parcel of County Forest. The park is located 3 miles north of New Lisbon on County Road M, and offers rustic camping with selfregistration. There are 12 camping sites that are on a first come basis. The shelter can be reserved for $25 by calling the Parks office at 608-847-9389. There is a boat landing for smaller boats and canoes, as well as playground equipment. Kennedy Park is also home to the Wisconsin Bow Hunters Annual Bowshoot every September, which includes lots of demonstrations, food, vendors, and much more! Call 608-562-3555 or 608-562-5213 for more information on the Bowshoot. Buckhorn State Park includes a 4,500-acre park and wildlife area along the Castle Rock Flowage and Yellow River. Most of the 43 walk-in sites are along the Castle Rock Flowage and are accessible using available carts or by boat. There are eleven family/drive-in sites and three group campsites, picnic and swimming areas, two picnic shelters with electric that are available for rentals, amphitheater, hiking and cross country ski trails, boat launches, canoe/kayak rentals, self guided canoe nature trail, accessible fishing pier and waterfowl hunting blinds, a two-story accessible wildlife blind, and an accessible cabin for people with disabilities. Camping reservations can be made through Reserve America at 1-888-947-2757 or online at www.wiparks.net. For further information contact Buckhorn State Park at 608-565-2789 or visit the park's website at: www.dnr.state.wi.us/org/land/parks/specific/buckhorn. 38 • 013 Juneau County Visitor & Recreation Guide


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Join the Fun!

ATV/UTV riding is a great family experience and Juneau County has miles and miles of routes to explore traversing 21 municipalities. But, each municipality has its own governance over ridership. It is important for visitors to know the designated roads, speed limits, age limits, time of day, and dates open. The best way to stay up-to-date and ride legally is to ride with someone who knows the area – like an ATV club member. You can join any one of our clubs and experience a fun-filled, rewarding ride.

Bear Bluff ATV Club

http://bearbluffatv.webs.com/

Castle Rock Family ATV Club http://www.crfatvc.com/ Over the Hill ATV Club

airmail@comantenna.com

Petenwell ATV Club:

http://www.petenwellatvclub.com/

Sauk Ridge Runners

srr_2012@yahoo.com

ATV/UTV Adventures From North to South and into adjacent counties, riders have the opportunity to traverse nearly 800 miles of diverse and spectacular scenery: rocks, hills, valleys, lakes, and wildlife refuges. Exit any of the four I90/94 Juneau County exits to stay and ride locally. ATV maps can be purchased at many local businesses To find more information, go to:

www.juneaucounty.com/atving Promoting safe & lawful ATV riding throughout Juneau County. Email us at: junoatvcouncil@hotmail.com

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Necedah

Village of Necedah

“Home of the Necedah National Wildlife Refuge” • Chiropractic Care for the Whole Family • Spinal Physiotherapy • Massage Therapy

• Nutrition • Weight Loss/Detox Programs Accepting New Patients

107 S. Main St., Necedah 608-565-7600

CHIROPRACTIC AND WELLNESS CENTER Dr. Raquel Yarroch, DC www.WholeLifeChiroWI.com

WHERE RECREATION, RELAXATION MEET NATURE’S BEAUTY www.necedah.us Ph: 608-565-2260

The right store for your project needs. • Plumbing • Electrical • Paint • Tools • Lawn & Garden • Glass & Window Repair • Sales & Service • Goulds Water Pumps • LP Fill Station

The Choice of Both Local & World Renowned Celebrities!

Necedah

205 S. Main St. • 565-2232 Mon.-Sat. 8:30-5 • Sun. 9-Noon

Open 7 Days A Week Starting at 11 a.m. for Lunch

Gourmet Lunch & Dinner Menu

LEGENDARY RIBS

Monday - Friday 9 am to 5 pm www.milebluff.com

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Family medicine Maternity care X-ray Pediatrics (birth-21) Laboratory Podiatry (foot) Nutrition services Audiology (hearing) Counseling

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$2.95 Kids’ Meals • Soup & Salad Bar Friday: All You Can Eat Fish & Chicken 2000

Sq. Ft. Lounge

N9671 Hwy. 80 S., Necedah • 608-565-2262 www.reelinn.net

Located 25 Min. N. of WI Dells Between Petenwell & Castle Rock Lakes Right on ATV & Snowmobile Trails • Call for Cabin Availability


Necedah

Winter Hours at Necedah National Wildlife Refuge

Necedah National Wildlife Refuge offers a variety of activies each season. Refuge lands are open sunrise to sunset 365 days a year. Visitor Center operation will change to the winter hours starting October 22nd and will be open Monday through Saturday from 7:30am to 4:00 pm. The refuge landscape is beautiful in winter. Refuge staff members invite visitors to check out snowshoes and discovery backpacks for day use on the refuge. Checkout items are free of charge

Motel - Bar - Grill - Campground ATM Available • On the ATV & Snowmobile Trail Open: Wed-Sat 11am-close • Sun. Breakfast 9am

Trails • ATV • Snowmobile X country • Hiking • Birding Hunting • Fishing

and need to be returned each day by 3:30 pm. Snowshoeing is available on each of the hiking trails. Ungroomed cross country skiiing is also available on the Ski Trail near Grand Dike Road. Visitors are encouraged to bring their binoculars or a camera while exploring the winter wonderland! Share your winter experiences with us and others on Facebook. We look forward to hearing from you! While the refuge is open 365 days a year, the visitor center will be closed to observe the following holidays: Veterans Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve, New Year’s Day, and Presidents Day. The after-hours bathrooms on the west end of the building will still be open sunrise to sunset for visitors hiking those trails. For additional information please visit us online at www.fws.gov/refuge/necedah/ or find us on Facebook. As always, readers are also welcome to call 608-565-2551.

• Root Canals • Cosmetic • Single Appointment All Porcelain Crowns

• Crown and Bridge • Teeth Whitening • Dentures Christopher Karas, D.D.S.

ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS Elroy Necedah

608-462-8282 608-565-7173

Providers for Delta Dental Preferred, Cigna, WEA

• 8 Unit Motel • Campsites with Electricity • 15 Acres of Rough Camping • Bar & Grill on Site • Beautiful Wooded Setting Adjacent to Necedah National Wildlife Refuge & Lake Petenwell

N13903 St. Hwy. 80 Necedah/Sprague

608-565-2277 www.wildernessinn.net

www.karasdentalgroup.com

• Unique and Affordable • Useful Vintage • Furniture and Home Decor We are here to help you with your decorating needs. Check our facebook page for hours & events.

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L A N O I T A N NECEDAFHE REFUGE WILDLI

Step into the beauty of Central Wisconsin and immerse yourself in a mosaic of habitats on 44,000 acres. Savanna, prairie, wetland, and forest all intertwine across the refuge’s landscape. A great place to start is the refuge’s new visitor center and boardwalks. They serve as a gateway to your refuge experience. Take in the sights and sounds of the refuge in the exhibit hall or visit with friendly staff to find the right hiking or driving experience for you. The refuge hosts over 230 bird species, including red-headed woodpeckers, whooping cranes, wood ducks, and eagles. Visitors also have a chance at seeing bears, deer, porcupines, otter, turtles, wolves and many more wildlife species. Although the “Great Swamp”, may be known for its biting insects, don’t dismiss our dragonflies and butterflies. One of the most sought after insects by photographers includes the endangered Karner blue butterfly. The refuge is open year round from sunrise to sunset for wildlife observation, photography, hiking, fishing, hunting, and much more! The visitor center is open seven days a week spring through fall from 7:30am - 4:00pm and open Mondays-Saturdays during the winter. Please see our website for seasonal information and events: http://www.fws.gov/midwest/necedah/ or call 608-565-2551. Events and hours are subject to change so please call ahead. Whooping cranes, (Grus Americana), a critically endangered species can be seen on Necedah National Wildlife Refuge and other areas of Juneau County from March through November depending on the weather. Wildlife managers continue to learn about the species and what management actions are needed to assure this population survives. The eastern migratory population (currently centered in Juneau County), is the most successful reintroduction to date. For more information, visit www.bringbackthecranes.org  • 013 Juneau County Visitor & Recreation Guide


Saturday, January 26 FOCUS ON PHOTOGRAPHY: ICE CRYSTALS •

8am All skill levels welcome: 8am-9am Naturalist led discussion on macro photography, picture sharing, tips & tricks. 9am-?? Explore identified areas of the refuge with a special focus on your own! Naturalist time and refuge exploration every 4th Saturday!

Saturday, February 9: CABIN FEVER •

9am -3pm Indoor & Outdoor Activities to Beat the Winter Blues

Saturday, February 23: FOCUS ON PHOTOGRAPHY: ANIMAL EVIDENCE •

8am Wildlife, animal sign and tracking.

Saturday, March 9: FIERY HABITATS: PRESCRIBED BURNING AND FIELD TRIP •

8am Spring Water Movement

Friday, March 29: JR. DUCK JUDGING •

8am-Noon Watch as the WI Jr. Duck Stamp is Chosen

Saturday, April 13: AFTER HIBERNATION •

1-2pm Join naturalists to discover what refuge critters are awaking from hibernation

Monday, April 22: EARTH DAY CELEBRATION •

8am-3:30pm Karner Korner Spring Sale: Spend Green to Purchase Green, Wildlife Friendly Products

Saturday, April 27 FOCUS ON PHOTOGRAPHY: SIGNS OF SPRING II •

7am Naturalist led birding hike into the refuge to see warblers, woodpeckers, cranes, waterfowl and more!

Saturday, May 25 FOCUS ON PHOTOGRAPHY: PRAIRIES OF LUPINE •

Directions

Necedah National Wildlife Refuge stretches north and south along Hwy. 80 and east and west along Hwy. 21. The visiter center is located off of Hwy. 21 four miles west of Necedah or 18 miles east of Tomah. Turn north onto Headquarters Road and follow signs two miles to the visitor center. Refuge events are free and open to the public. Activities are subject to change. Contact the Refuge at 608-565-2551 or necedah@fws.gov for more information. All events are supported by the Friends of the Necedah National Wildlife Refuge Inc. Your membership and participation is appreciated.

8am Capture blooming lupine and other prairie plants.

Saturday, June 8 REFUGE WILDLIFE SERIES: POLLINATORS •

1-2pm What is all the buzz about? Tiny creatures that make the world a beautiful place!

Saturday, June 22: FOCUS ON PHOTOGRAPHY: POLLINATORS •

8am Find our smallest residents that help our plants thrive.

Saturday, August 24: FOCUS ON PHOTOGRAPHY: UNUSUAL PERSPECTIVE •

8am All skill levels welcome: 8am-9am Naturalist led discussion on this tiny endangered species, picture sharing, tips & tricks. 9am-?? Explore identified areas of the refuge with a special focus on your own! Naturalist time and refuge exploration every 4th Saturday!

8am Capture your perspective by using different angles and techniques.

Saturday, September 14: VIRTUAL GEOCACHING •

1-2pm Naturalist led introduction to geocaching followed by geocaching adventure. GPS units recommended, lowtech scavenger hunts also available.

Saturday & Sunday September 14 & 15: YOUTH DUCK HUNT WORKSHOP •

Registration Required - Dependent on WI State Seasons

Saturday, September 21: FOCUS ON PHOTOGRAPHY: LANDSCAPES •

8am Landscape perspective and awesome autumn colors

Saturday & Sunday, October 6-13: NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE WEEK •

Special Activities throughout the Week & Weekend Art Fair on the 12th & 13th

Saturday, October 12: JR DUCK WATERFOWL HIKE •

8-10am Learn to identify & sketch waterfowl, youth K-12 can also enter the Federal Jr. Duck Stamp Contest.

Saturday, October 26: FOCUS ON PHOTOGRAPHY: WATERFOWL •

8am Capture the wonders of migration.

Saturday, November 9 REFUGE WILDLIFE SERIES •

1-2pm Whooping Cranes

Saturday, November 23: FOCUS ON PHOTOGRAPHY: WETLAND LANDSCAPES •

Post your photos to Necedah’s Facebook page this week!

December: HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE •

Self-guided items for check out from the visitor center include snowshoes. Let’s Go Outside Activity Backpacks, and

1pm-2pm Redheaded Woodpeckers

Saturday, July 27: FOCUS ON PHOTOGRAPHY: KARNER BLUE BUTTERFLIES

3-6pm Fun and Friends at the Wilderness Inn, Sprague, WI

Friday, July 13: REFUGE WILDLIFE SERIES •

1-2pm Revisit prescribed burn areas with a new twist.

8am Emerging and budding plant life.

Saturday, May 11: CELEBRATE INTERNATIONAL MIGRATORY BIRD DAY •

1-2pm Learn about the important role fire plays at Necedah NWR. Visitors will tour areas previously treated with fire as well as look at areas ready to be burned.

Saturday, March 23: FOCUS ON PHOTOGRAPHY: SIGNS OF SPRING •

Saturday, August 10: NATURAL JOURNALING

binoculars Monday - Friday 7:30am4:00pm. Enjoy and explore the WILD Wisconsin Winter!

Saturday, December 28 FOCUS ON PHOTOGRAPHY: SUNRISES •

Post your photos to Necedah’s Facebook page this week.

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Dining 106 N. Wisconsin St. Lyndon Station 608-666-2772 — Open 7 Days A Week —

• Fresh Ground Burgers • Wraps • Homemade Nachos • Appetizers • Steak Sandwiches cut fresh • Pizza made to order • Friday All You Can Eat Shrimp/Smelt Fry

Coffee, Mochas, Lattes, Tea, Specialty Drinks HOT • COLD • FROZEN

531 State Hwy. 82 E., Mauston, WI

Dine In or Carryout

OPEN 6 A.M. DAILY!

Serving the area for 35 years! FridayFishFry (InSeason)

County Rd. Z to Dover Drive

Corner of Hwys. 12 & 16 at Co. Hwy. HH, Downtown Lyndon Station • 666-2668

Burgers, Specialty Sandwiches, Steak and More! NIGHTLY SPECIALS Starting at 4 p.m. FRIDAY NIGHT: All You Can Eat

All Occasion Banquet Facilities

BEER BATTERED FISH FRY

TryourChar-broiled Burgers!

And, All You Can Eat

2 miles N. of Mauston off Hwy. 58

SATURDAY NIGHT:

PRIME RIB

CHICKEN & DUMPLINGS BREAKFAST SERVED ANYTIME!

608.847.4658

www.castlerockgolfcourse.com

on the Adams Co. side of Castle Rock Lake

Phone (608) 339-6300

Open 7 days a week Nightly Specials Sunday Brunch

Seasonal Memorial - Labor Day

Friday Seafood Buffet Hand Cut Steaks Sandwiches Soup & Salad Bar

Costa Ricky’s Beach Bar

Open during summer months Fri., Sat. & Sun.

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CREATE YOUR OWN PIZZA DINE IN OR CARRY OUT!

OPEN YEAR ROUND!

ANJERO’S DELICIOUS HOMEMADE PIZZAS • COLD BEER • POP • LIQUOR • GROCERIES • GAS • APPETIZERS

TRY OUR SUB SANDWICHES OR SUNDAY ITALIAN BEEF! 608.565.4515

BUCKHORN STORE N8414 Cty. Hwy. G Necedah


HOT DOG

STAND

“Best Vienna Dogs Outside of Chicago” Open April - Labor Day

Specializing in Steaks, Fish, Pasta, and Polish Cuisine FULL MENU TO FIT ANY APPETITE

Daily Specials

19 Different Kinds of Pierogi

Weekend Breakfast Served 7:30 a.m.-Noon Or, Try Our Charcoal Steaks & Burgers!

FRIDAY ALL YOU CAN EAT FISH FRY Featuring 4 Kinds of Fish!

Full Liquor Bar

6 Types of Beer On Tap Over 100 Import Beers

VIENNAHOTDOGS &ITALIANSAUSAGE ITALIANBEEF NACHOS&FRIES CHEESECURDS CHICKENNUGGETS &MORE! Monday thru Saturday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Call aheaD fOr quiCk piCk-up 608-847-6909 Located In

GERMANTOWN JUNCTION STORE

N7010 Hwy. 58, 7 mi. N. of Mauston,

608-847-6909

Charcoal Grilled Steak, Ribs & Chicken!

CASUAL PRICES WITH AN ELEGANT TASTE!

Hand Picked Steaks and Carefully Selected Seafood Gourmet Lunch & Dinner Specials Our Famous “The Reel Fall-Off-The-Bone”

BBQ Rack Ribs

cebook!

DRINKS & SPECIALTIES: • Draft beer, domestic & imported • Dirty Turtle specialty drinks • Best Bloody Mary on the Lake

FOOD

Full Menu including:

• Appetizers • Special Basket Dinners • Turtle Burgers & Sandwiches • Homemade Pizzas • Salads • Kid’s Menu • Friday Fish Fry WI-FI • Tiki Bar -season) ting (in Outdoor patio sea

608-562-5931

All You Can Eat

MOTEL-BAR-GRILL-CAMPGROUND

Open: Wed-Sat 11am-Close Sunday Breakfast 9am

PIG ROASTS! Serving WEEKENDS ALL YEAR

The Choice of Both Local and World Renowned Celebrities!

m • See us on Fa

www.dirtyturtle.co

Slow Roasted & Char Grilled

WEEKENDS MID-MAY TO MID-SEPTEMBER

All You Can Eat

Bay Located at O’DellesRock Lake Marina on Castl

Friday Night Fish Fry

appetizers, delicious sandwiches, pizza and fish.

608-565-2277 www.wildernessinn.net N13903 Hwy. 80 Necedah/Sprague

Chicken & Fish Buffet FRIDAY at 4 p.m.

W3151 38th St., New Lisbon

608-562-3651 On Beautiful Castle Rock Lake

2,000 sq. ft. Lounge! Boat Ramp, Gas, Docks, Great Food

LIVE MUSIC!

Check Schedule. BOOK YOUR PARTIES, NO ROOM CHARGE!

N9671 Hwy. 80 S., Necedah 608-565-2262 www.reelinn.net

Located 25 Min. N. of WI Dells Between Petenwell & Castle Rock Lakes

Right on ATV & Snowmobile Trails!

Stop by for one of our daily food specials

• Homemade Pizza • Great Burgers • Ahi Tuna • Shrimp • Kids’ Meals • Specialty Drinks

Monday-Thursday Buckets of Beer for $9.99

Outdoor Seating

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Dining 517 State Road 82 E. Mauston 608-548-4610 Open Daily 8 a.m.-7 p.m. www.logcabindeliandcheese.com Hwy. 33 Between Wonewoc & LaValle • 608-464-3944

Featuring:

Serving at 4:30 p.m. Bar Opens 4 p.m.

Wednesdays Chicken & Biscuits Thursdays............ Barbeque Ribs Fridays.......... Land & Sea Buffet Saturdays ................... Prime Rib Sundays ............Breakfast Buffet ...........................Brunch Pizza, Sandwiches, Steak & Seafood Menu chapparaldiners@yahoo.com

Pizza & SnackS Free Pool Trail Break P izzas & Snacks

Mon. & Tues.

Happy Hour

Mon.-Thurs. 4-7 p.m. Open 11 a.m. - Close Daily

Happy Hour Thursday 5-6 p.m.

N1068 Hwy. K, Mauston 608-847-5104

• 60+ Types of Wisconsin Cheese • European Meats & Sausage • Seafood & Steaks • Brats & Hotdogs • Freshly Baked Bread, Baguettes & Cookies • Polish & Italian Specialties • Cheese Curds & Spreads • Sex Olives™ • Deli Salads • Gourmet Pretzels & Crackers • Salsas • Mustards • Landjaegers • Kielbasa, Knackwurst & More!

Stop in for Lunch Or Dinner • Deli Sandwiches • Homemade Soups & Salads • Coffee, Cappuccino & Fountain Drinks

“What Happens in Hustler Happens at Hayshakers!” 112 E. Main St., Hustler

608-427-6604 Call for schedule of events

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Fresh Homemade,

Specialty Pizzas

or Create Your Own! Dine-In, Carryout or Take & Bake

Delicious Burgers

&

Exceptional Sandwiches

FRIDAY NIGHT

FISH FRY PRIME RIB Every Saturday

BROASTED CHICKEN Every Sunday

Mouth Watering Steaks, Homemade Soups & Appetizers

Catering, Meeting & Banquet Rooms

for Small or Large Events

Hwy. 82 E, Mauston 608-847-4000 Check out our website for new menu items: www.anjeros.com


Photos courtesy of Whooping Crane Eastern Partnernship

Photos courtesy of U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

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Camp Douglas

ARMED FORCES DAY

FRIDAY, MAY 17

4pm 5pm

Carnival Featuring Earl’s Rides @ Nelson Park Camp Douglas Fire Dept. Rib Feed @ Nelson Park

5pm

Little Miss/Mr Armed Forces Day Pageant with Special Guest Reanna Johnson, Current Miss Wisconsin @ Camp Douglas Village Hall

6:30pm 6:30pm 10:30pm

Live Music featuring “Fired Up” @ Nelson Park Softball Tournament @ Nelson Park Fireworks!!! @ Nelson Park

SATURDAY, MAY 18 7am

1st Annual 5k starts @ Nelson Park. Proceeds benefit The Wounded Warrior Project, American Red Cross and Operation Homefront (7am registration, 8am start time)

7:30am

Pancake Breakfast @ Nelson Park

9am

Volleyball Tournament @ Jim & Kathy’s

10am

Car Show @ Nelson Park, Softball Tournament @ Nelson Park

10am

Wisconsin National Guard Rockwall Competition @ Nelson Park

10am

Cow Pie Bingo @ Nelson Park

10am

Carnival featuring Earl’s Rides @ Nelson Park

2pm

Parade with ceremony featuring the 451st Army Marching Band @ F16 Flyover! Downtown.

4pm

Camp Douglas Fire Department Annual Water Fight @ Nelson Park

6:30pm

Live Entertainment featuring Multi-Platinum Recording Country Music Artists BLACKHAWK with special guests, Albert J and the Mozart’s Cadillac Band, Main St. Downtown (advance tickets $25, Military $20, $30 at the gate. Tickets available 24 hours at the Camp Douglas BP.)

SUNDAY, MAY 19

10am

Softball Tournament @ Nelson Park

10:30am

Chicken Dinner @ St. James Catholic Church

11am

Carnival Featuring Earl’s Rides @ Nelson Park

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May 17-19, 2013 Hosted by:

Camp Douglas VFW Post 10911


JUNEAU COUNTY

Rivers & Lakes The Lakes

The Lakes region of Juneau and Adams counties has something for everyone. Both Castle Rock and Petenwell Lakes are created by power dams on the Wisconsin River. The river forms the eastern boundary of the county. Castle Rock Lake is the fourth largest inland lake in Wisconsin and offers plenty of fishing, camping and boating. Buckhorn State Park, Castle Rock Park and Germantown Park offers visitors plenty of space to picnic and enjoy the view. Many campsites and resorts surround the lake and boat launches are plentiful. Whether your thing is jet skiing or sailing, there's plenty of big water for you to enjoy for a day, a week or a lifetime.

The 4 Rivers of Juneau County By Ray Feldman Juneau County offers paddlers a wide variety of rivers from the small “creek type” of the Baraboo River between Union Center and Wonewoc to the largest river totally contained within the state: the Wisconsin River. The Lemonweir and Yellow Rivers provide two different types of medium sized rivers. All four rivers are free from falls and rapids although other hazards such as log jams and beaver felled trees may provide some obstacles to maneuver through, over or around by portaging. The Baraboo is the westernmost while the Lemonweir and Yellow occupy the central and the Wisconsin makes up the “East Coast” of the county since the Wisconsin runs the whole length of the eastern boundary. Moreover, the eastern county boundary is part of the 2nd and 4th largest lakes in the state: The Petenwell and Castle Rock Flowages respectively. For general information about all 4 rivers go to www.juneaucounty. com; click on “Tourism” and follow the “trails adventures”.

Petenwell Lake is the second largest inland lake in Wisconsin, and is well known for its great fishing. Walleyes, northern pike, muskies and pan fish are plentiful and there's plenty of public boat launches available. The lake is 23,000+ acres over a 36 sq. mile area. It was created in 1948 by damming the Wisconsin River near Necedah. Its maximum depth is over 40' and is wellknown for its excellent fishing and waterfowling. American eagles winter at the dam and can be observed daily during the season. Camping at Wilderness Park on Petenwell Lake ranges from full hookup to primitive and the scenery is great.

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Yellow River The Yellow River is best paddled from below the Necedah Dam down to the Buckhorn State Park Wildlife area at the upper end of Castle Rock Flowage. Put in is either at the south end of the village near the railroad trestle from Hwy 80 via Ninth Street easterly to the river or by taking Hwy 21 easterly to the other side (east) of the river and then doubling back to just below the dam to the put in. Downstream from the dam, the overhead wires supported by two vertical poles are in Necedah. After this the trip downstream goes through the typical river bottom lowlands with lots of sloughs, potholes and meanders. The trip from Necedah to Crappie Point boat landing on Castle Rock Lake takes about 4-5 hours and is for intermediate to experienced canoers/ kayakers. There are no falls or rapids but the swift currents and numerous deadfalls in the river can make for tricky paddling. Winding through

the obstacle course of the many trees fallen into the river can be fun for experienced paddlers, and very tricky where there are swift currents. Logjams may require portages. The forested setting feels remote and wild with lots of wildlife and many bird species. The single vertical pole overhead wires are about half way to Crappie Point. Shortly after, the river splits. Take the left channel (river left). Bald Eagles are often seen in this area. You are now entering the Yellow River Wildlife area where the river slows down as the flowage waters are backed up from Castle Rock Lake. When you see the Buckhorn Bridge paddle to the west shore (river right) to get to Crappie Point boat landing where a State Park Permit fee and sticker are required. For more information call the Village of Necedah weekdays at 608-565-2261.

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Baraboo River As the Baraboo River flows through Juneau County, it is first accessible for a downstream venture in the Village of Union Center. The river is 10 to 20 feet wide and offers a comfortable 3 hour ride to Wonewoc that is free of rapids and falls. Paddlers put-in on the north side of Highway 33, adjacent to the Spring Valley Golf Course. The river follows a snake-like scenic path through the “driftless area” of Juneau County. As you travel downstream, the river goes through the typical river bottom lowlands, with lots of meanders and sloughs off to the side. Wildlife is very abundant with deer, beaver, raccoon, sand hill cranes, Canada geese and other assorted birds and animals. Along the way, the Baraboo River passes through a mostly low-canopied, wooded setting that feels remote and wild and may, at times, require maneuvering or portaging around fallen trees caused by the beavers in the area. Approximately halfway between Union Center and Wonewoc, you will paddle next to a huge rock formation known as the Third Castle, a sheer 150-foot sandstone cliff. This region is also known in Indian lore to have been habitat for the Winnebago Indians. On the bank opposite the Third Castle is a picnic area where you can stop and relax and enjoy the peaceful, scenic setting.

area. Camping is also available at this site as well as at Baker’s Field and the Wonewoc Legion Park. All of these camping areas can be viewed on our website: wonewocwisc.com.

As you continue toward Wonewoc, the State 400 Bike Trail crosses the river at two points. After winding past the edge of the village, the river passes in quick succession under the County Highway FF and the Washington Street bridges. “The Lost District” is a new park in this area. It has a concrete landing for canoes and kayaks, a covered picnic shelter, and other facilities. Eats and treats are available at several locations in downtown Wonewoc, which is within a short walking distance from this landing

The Baraboo River has a rich history that included at least eleven dams built along various places on the river within its 120+ mile length. However, all dams have been removed from the main branch so the Baraboo River has the distinction of being the “longest free flowing (undammed) river in the nation.” Canoe/ kayak rentals and shuttle services are available locally in the Village of Wonewoc through Beyond Boundaries at 608-464-7433. For additional information, visit their website: goingfarbeyond.com.

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Sites - approximately 60’ x 80’ Sewer and water Gravel pad for trailer and parking Picnic table and fire ring Wisconsin State Park Sticker (Seasonal only) Use of the Center Park facilities

For winter camping, lavatory facilities, water, and showers are available at the Bathhouse.

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Lemonweir River Where the Lemonweir enters Juneau County crossing Hwy H about 5 miles north of Camp Douglas deadfalls in the river are a constant source of obstacles. Paddling these headwaters is suitable only for the athletic, fit, adventurous boaters because of the work involved dodging, going through or portaging trees in the river. Take out is at the Lone Rock Bridge on 6th Avenue. Traveling further downriver is also possible but only for the hardy because of tree tops, branches and obstructions in the river until the Hwy M Bridge which is about 3 miles north of New Lisbon. The next portion of the Lemonweir River from the Highway M bridge to Juneau County’s Kennedy Park (also reached from Hwy M) takes about 2 to 3 hours and is a relatively easy paddle in open waterways. This stretch of river is suitable for all levels of paddlers including family groups. The area here is also rich in wildlife including deer, muskrat, beaver and many birds including ducks, Sandhill Cranes and song birds. Fishing for Bass, Northern, and pan fish is seasonally good. A couple of miles below the Highway M Bridge you will note a tall bluff on river right with a rock face or “dells”. Further downstream there is a take-out landing at Kennedy Park which is also available for camping with hand pump water supply and outhouses. Another good trip is from Kennedy Park downstream to the Riverside Park at the flowage at New Lisbon which usually takes about 2 hours to complete. There are quite a few dead trees in the water that can cause problems. This part of the route is totally wooded and isolated giving a sense of “getting away from it all”. Just before the lake at New Lisbon the river crosses under the I 90-94 Bridge. Riverside Park is located

river left above the dam. This park was remodeled in 2009 to add new indoor toilets and coin operated warm showers. Some of the camp sites have electric hook-up facilities available. Fishing can be quite good both on the impoundment and just below the dam. For more information on this section of the river call the City of New Lisbon at 608-562-5213 weekdays or check the New Lisbon websites www.newlisbon.net or www.newlisbonchamber.com. The trip going down the Lemonweir River below the dam at New Lisbon to Mauston is a good six or seven hour paddle. If you do any fishing, sightseeing, exploring the various sloughs or looking at wildlife you may use up the whole day. Fishing is good along the route. When you get to the big bluff overlooking the river you are at the headwaters of Mauston’s Lake Decorah. A short half hour later you arrive at the first boat landing off of highway 12-16 at the upstream portion of Lake Decorah. Paddlers will need to follow the channels through the reeds and wild rice beds to navigate downstream through Lake Decorah. Further downstream near the center of the city you will come alongside Riverside Park which has a boat landing. covered picnic shelter with tables at the west end and indoor flush toilets available at the east end of the park. No camping is allowed. For more information about the Mauston area call City Hall weekdays at 608-847-6676 or go to www.mauston.com. After you portage the Mauston dam river left over a low concrete wall, it is a pleasant three to three and half hour paddle down to 19th Street or Lemonweir Mills. This stretch of river is open water with no rapids or falls and suitable for all paddlers. A half hour

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below the Mauston Dam the river passes under the I 90-94 bridge. Another few hundred yards, straight ahead high in a huge pine is an extremely large Eagle’s nest which is occupied by an Eagle family. Downstream, at the 19th street bridge Lemonweir Mills is the location of an old dam site that was utilized for grain grinding in the 1800’s and later converted to a small hydroelectric plant which has now been removed. There are no facilities at this location but it is a good boat landing and picnic area. Fishing is very popular around the 19th street bridge at Lemonweir Mills. From 19th Street, Lemonweir Mills downstream to the Two Rivers Boat Landing near the junction of the Wisconsin River is a long day’s journey. Oftentimes there will be trees across the river that must be portaged or worked around. There is a lot of wildlife along this area especially prolific bird life with some Eagles and Sandhill

Cranes along the way. Many sloughs and ox bows are found on the sides of the river. Take-out is available at the Two Rivers Boat Landing river right upstream of the junction with the Wisconsin River. The Juneau County’s Two River boat landing is reached via Hwy 82 east of Mauston, south on Hwy HH then east on 56th Street, continuing northeast on Cliff House Road and down to the river via Wisconsin Trail. There is a high rocky shoreline river right which is also the start of “The Dells”. It is possible to travel to the junction with the Wisconsin River downstream to River Bay Marina at the head of the Wisconsin Dells Flowage.

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Wisconsin River Since the Wisconsin River starts at the Michigan border a couple of hundred river miles upstream from Juneau County and is fed by dozens of smaller streams and rivers the Wisconsin River is “Big Water” by the time it gets to northernmost Juneau County. It can become quite powerful and dangerous when high. The first boat landing upstream in Juneau County is located in the town of Armenia of the eastern end of 4th Street accessed from County Highway G north of Necedah. This section of river already is part of the Petenwell Flowage which is the 2nd largest lakes in Wisconsin. Because of the wide open expanses of the Petenwell Flowage, winds can cause big waves to build up very quickly. Paddlers should exercise caution wearing their PFDs and staying close to the western shore (down river right) when paddling the Petenwell. A short way downstream on the Petenwell Flowage is located Juneau County’s Wilderness Park (for more information call 608565-7285 (Mid May – September) or 608-847-9389 (October – Mid May) at the east end of 9th street accessed from County Rd. G, North of Necedah. This is a modern park with facilities including coin operated showers, flush toilets, 120 campsites and a concrete paved boat launching area. Another boat launch area is located at the eastern end of 10th street which is a public landing located on Petenwell Flowage reached off County Trunk G north of Necedah. Further downstream below the Petenwell Dam east of Necedah on the eastern side of the Highway 21 Bridge over the Wisconsin River in Adams County is a public boat landing with outhouse facilities and hand pump well water. This is a well developed boat launching area and large power boats put in here to go up stream to the Petenwell dam for fishing and cruise further downstream into Castle Rock Lake. Further downstream is the county owned Osprey

Boat Landing on the north end of Castle Rock Flowage which is accessed from County Highway G south of Highway 21 and north of Mauston via State Highway 58. Continuing downstream, the public May’s Point landing on Castle Rock Flowage is accessed on the east end of 29th Street off of Highway G north of the Buckhorn State Park which is reached by traveling north of Mauston via State Highway 58. Several canoe and power boat landings are also available in the Buckhorn State Park which is reached by Highway 58 north of Mauston and east on County Highway G. Juneau County also has a modern large County Park known as Castle Rock north of Mauston on Highway G and on the shores of Castle Rock Flowage with concrete boat ramps, flush toilets, coin operated hot showers with 250 campsites. (For information and reservations call 608-847-7089 (Mid May – September) or 608847-9389 (October – Mid May). Between the Castle Rock Dam and the Dells you will encounter a calm free flowing stretch of the Wisconsin River. In this quiet stretch above the bustling Dells, you will find great fishing holes and shorelines abundant with wildlife. No speed boats here. This is where you come to enjoy nature. A short distance downriver from the dam you will find Castle Rock Resort. Located on the western shore of the Wisconsin River, this resort boasts the actual Castle Rock on its property and has camping facilities, hot showers, laundry facilities, seasonal sites, a boat launch and a bar. It is a great midway stopping point between the Castle Rock Dam and the Dells. It is open mid April through mid November. The resort is located east of Mauston on Hwy 82, traveling North via 49th St. and 26th Ave. (For information and reservations call 608-847-6269 or visit www.camptherock. com) As you continue further down this lazy stretch you will find Point Bluff Resort on the east shore. Here you will find a bar and

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restaurant, canoe, kayak and tube rentals as well as camping and seasonal sites. (For information and reservations contact 608-2536181or visit www.pointbluff.com) Further downstream on the Wisconsin River is the Juneau County owned public Two Rivers boat landing on the Lemonweir River about one quarter mile upstream from the junction with the Wisconsin River. The Two Rivers Boat Landing is northeast of Lyndon Station accessible from Highway HH thence going east on 56th Street onto Cliff House Road and down to the river via Wisconsin Trail. Going downstream there is also the River Bay Marina riverbay@dells-camping.com on the Wisconsin River at the upper end of the Wisconsin Dells Flowage. River Bay has flush toilets, coin operated hot showers, laundry facilities and is also located east of Lyndon Station via County N and four miles north of Wisconsin Dells. Additionally the Town of Lyndon has a public boat landing on the Wisconsin

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River accessed from Highway N at the end of 60th Street which requests a donation for use. Louis Bluff is the large highland just upstream of River Bay Marina. The Bluff was named after the Frenchman Louis Dopless who settled here in 1846. The high wooded prominence is fronted by beautiful cliffs along the river. Traveling further downriver from the RiverBay Marina on the Wisconsin River paddlers experience the extremes of a lakewidening of the river and a long narrow rocky gorge. Downstream from River Bay on the right are the Palisades, towering rock formations eroded by wind and water. They signal the beginning of the Upper Dells. In this section of the Upper Dells the Wisconsin River can be extremely dangerous at high water and should never be paddled by inexperienced boaters at any water level. Big tour boats and other motorized craft oftentimes create hazardous wakes in the last four miles of this section. In “The Jaws” the river is 120 feet deep! Because that during the height of the tourism season thousands of people view this part of the Dells from large motor launches and other fast boats, for most people the best way to see the Dells is from a tour boat obtained in Wisconsin Dells. For experienced paddlers a good time to try this route is at dawn well before the tour boats get started. For skilled paddlers, the trip through the Upper Dells is quite a remarkable experience. Quite a bit of the land along both sides of the river is owned by the Department of Natural Resources so that the rugged grandeur of the Dells has been preserved in a natural state. Natural wonders in this river portion include Witches Glen, Steamboat Rock, Cold Water Canyon, The Giant’s Shield (at waterline), The Devil’s Elbow, Blackhawk’s Profile, and Chimney Rock. One option could be to put in at the pull off alongside County N near the head

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