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JUNEAU COUNTY

2015 VISITOR & RECREATION GUIDE

See Why Juneau County Is Worth A Closer Look

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Recreational activities in the area include an 18 hole golf course, hunting, canoeing, kayaking, biking, snowmobiling, boating and fishing. Mauston is located in the heart of Juneau County. It’s also located nearby the Wisconsin’s 2nd and 4th largest lakes: Petenwell & Castle Rock. For more information on where to stay and here to play , visit us on-line: www.visitmauston.com. Or call us Toll Free: 1 (866) 516-1646.

Mauston Pumpkin Bash Annual Event in October Free Admisson Free Parking

Pumpkin Painting and Carving Costume Contest Trunk or Treat Pumpkin Smashing Craft and Food Vendors For more information, visit us online. At Riverside Park on Mansion Street

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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

Welcome To Juneau County!

J

uneau County, WI 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

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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

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. 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 north. A huge natural dam formed by rock, earth and sand burst some 14,000 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.


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Table of Contents

City of Elroy

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Welcome to Juneau County Amish Driving Tours ATV Clubs Bike Adventures Calendar of Events Campgrounds Dining & Entertainment Elroy Golf Lodging Juneau County Attractions Juneau County Communities Juneau County History Juneau County Lakes Juneau County Parks Juneau County Rivers Juneau County Waterfest Mauston Necedah Necedah National Wildlife Refuge New Lisbon Wonewoc & Lyndon Station

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

Rhonda Siebecker, Chris Walker, Keith L., juneaucounty.com, Riverside & Great Northern Preservation Society, Inc. Thank you to all the organizations listed on the right 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.

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

218 E. Bridge St. New Lisbon, WI 53950 (608) 562-3555 www.newlisbonchamber.com

Village of Union Center 339 High St. Union Center, WI 53962 (608) 462-8810 www.villageofuc.com

Village of Hustler 113 East Main St. Hustler, WI 54637 (608) 427-6575

Village of Lyndon Station

116 Lemonweir St. Lyndon Station, WI 53944 (608) 666-2500 www.lyndonstation-wi.com

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 www.wonewocdevelopment.com

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Juneau County History!

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ur 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 1200 A.D. These semi-nomadic people hunted, gathered and farmed this area after the draining of glacial Lake Wisconsin some 14,000 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 8

Juneau County was founded on October 13, 1856 from Adams County. The county was named in honor of Solomon Juneau (1793-1856), founder of what would become Milwaukee.

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 (I90-94) 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 ‘400’ Trail.


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: 608427-1280, 101 Independence Dr., Camp Douglas WI 54618

Cranberry Creek Archaeological District

This 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. This 675 acre site is home to one of the largest and best preserved mound complexes in the upper Midwest. The southern cluster contains bear and panther mounds and a fifty-foot long bird efficy with a wingspan of 125 feet! Directions: From Necedah, go north 10 miles on Cty. G to its junction with Cty. F and 7th Street. Park in the southwest corner of the intersection and walk west along 7th Street into the site. The best mounds are located east of Cranberry Creek, north of the drainage ditch and south of 7th Street.

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 flex-legged 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. 608-562-5213 juneaucounty.com/attractions

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. North of Necedah off of Hwy. 80 approximately 10 miles. 608-565-2014

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

This dam, built in 1842, powered a saw mill owned 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. 608-847-4142

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. 608-562-5213

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. East of Necedah on Hwy. 21 approximately 2 miles. 608-565-2617 queenoftheholyrosaryshrine.com

Woodside Sports Complex

The Midwest’s largest all-turf sports complex. W4217 50th Street, Mauston, WI 53948 800-517-8360 woodsidesports.com

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. 608-562-5213

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. 608-462-2400 elroy.com

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Juneau County 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 offer 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. 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 are 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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Paddle The Four Rivers of Juneau County! Yellow River Put in is at the Ninth Street landing just off Hwy. 80 on the south side of Necedah. The paddle to Castle Rock Flowage takes about 4-5 hours. No rapids but plenty of fallen trees for obstacles. The single vertical poles highline are about halfway to the Crappie Point takeout. When the river splits take river left channel. Then in the Yellow River Wildlife area Bald Eagles are often seen. When you see the Buckhorn Bridge paddle to the West Shore (river right) for Crappie Point landing. For more information www.necedah. us.canoe.html www.juneaucounty.com/canoe-kayaktube.html and river level information waterdata.usgs. gov/wi/nwis/uv?site_no=05403000 and click on the Yellow River readout.

Lemonweir River From the 37th Street landing 1000 feet west where County Hwy. M crosses the Lemonweir about 3 1/2 miles north of New Lisbon going downstream is a relative easy paddle for all levels of paddlers. Kennedy Park about 2 miles downstream has a boat landing, camping, outhouses and pump well water. Another 3 miles downstream is New Lisbon Riverside Park which has camping, indoor warm showers, toilets, electric hook ups and a boat launch site. For more information on this section call the City of New Lisbon at (608) 562-5213 weekdays or check the New Lisbon websites www.newlisbon.net or www.newlisbonchamber.com. From below the New Lisbon dam to Mauston is a 7 to 8 hour paddle for more experienced boaters because of the numerous trees in the river. After going around the bluff there is a boat landing river right on Lake Decorah. Further downstream is Riverside Park which has a covered picnic shelter, flush toilets and boat landing. For more information on this section as well as going further downstream to Lemonweir Mills call Mauston City Hall weekdays (608) 847-6676. For water levels and flows go to: waterdata.usgs.gov/wi/nwis/uv?wite_no=05403000 and go to New Lisbon on the Lemonweir. From below the Mauston Dam down to 19th Street 18

Lemonweir Mills is about a 3 hour paddle suitable for all levels of paddlers. From the 19th Street bridge downstream to the Two Rivers landing near the junction with the Wisconsin River is a long day journey depending upon deadfalls in the river, water levels, etc. For more information check www.juneaucounty.com/canoe-kayaktube.html.

Baraboo River Paddlers put-in upstream of Highway 33, at Union Center adjacent to the Spring Valley Golf Course. Going downstream to Wonewoc the flat water river follows a snake like scenic path through the “driftless area”. Halfway is a huge rock formation known as the Third Castle, a sheer 150 foot sandstone cliff. The 400 Bike Trail crosses the river at two points. Wonewoc Park has a boat landing, a covered picnic shelter, & toilet and downtown Wonewoc is nearby. Camping is available here, at Baker’s Field and at Wonewoc Legion Park. Canoe/kayak rentals and shuttle services are available in Wonewoc through Beyond Boundaries at (608) 464-7433. For additional information visit www.goingfarbeyond.com/bb_paddling. html, www.wonewocwisc.com/tourism_and_recreation/ and www.juneaucounty.com/canoe-kayak-tube.html.

Wisconsin River Petenwell and Castle Rock Flowage were created by dams on the river. Downstream of the Castle Rock dam to the flowage at River Bay landing is the primary Wisconsin River flatwater paddling section. Castle Rock Resort www.camptherock.com and 4 miles downtown on the west bank (river right) has camping and food/drink weekends. Less than 2 miles farther on the east bank (river left) Point Bluff Resort www.pointbluff.com has kayak/canoe/tube rentals and food and drink service. A couple miles further downstream a short paddle up the Lemonweir River is the Two Rivers boat landing. About 6 miles further down the Wisconsin River is the River Bay boat landing on the west side (river right). For water level information go to: waterdata.usgs.gov/wi/nwis/ uv?site_no=05403000 For more information go to www. juneaucounty.com/canoe-kayak-tube.html.


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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. 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

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Welcome To Necedah! Welcome to Necedah National Wildlife Refuge’s self-guided auto tour. The 20 mile drive will take you through a portion of the refuge that is rich in natural history. Please plan for at least 3 hours on the tour route. The numbered sign posts or “stations” along the road refer to descriptions on the following two pages. Bird and mammals are plentiful, but their presence can only be detected by a keen ear or eye. Stop often and pause to look and listen. Animals are most active during early morning or evening hours. Binoculars and bird books are available for loan at the Visitor Center. We ask that you return these items by 3:30 p.m.

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Welcome To Necedah! Station 1: Visitor Center - Headquarters Building

1 Necedah National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) is just

one of more than 550 National Wildlife Refuges under the Department of the Interior in the United States. Necedah NWR is 44,000-acres. It was established in 1939 as a resting and feeding area for birds and other wildlife. The National Wildlife Refuge System is made up of more than 93 million acres. There is a refuge in every state. Eight right here in Wisconsin are managed for wildlife first and where appropriate visitors can enjoy wildlife viewing, photography, hiking, hunting, fishing and educational or interpretive programs. Take some time to explore the visitor center exhibits. Lifelike displays and interactive exhibits give visitors a sampling of life on the refuge. We also offer a short introductory refuge video and two trails to immerse yourself into the refuge.

2 Station 2: Observation Deck and Trail

This stop offers great bird watching and a spectacular view of Rynearson Pool #1. The tower is roughly 100 yards from the parking lot and offers a ground platform as well as steps leading up to the two platforms of the tower. Keep your eyes peeled along the shoreline for larger mammals such as deer or bears. The Tower Trail offers 3/4 of a mile of hiking that takes visitors east to backwater bay and back again to the parking lot. This trail offers birders a chance to find some of the canopy species the refuge hosts such as scarlet tanagers, red-headed woodpeckers and cedar waxwings. Station 3: Timber Management

3 You may have noticed large patches of forest that

have been selectively cut or thinned. Choosing which trees to cut creates openings in the woods where native wildlife foods can grow. This method also encourages the growth of trees that remain. Oak and pine were cut from this area on your right, leaving behind a savanna habitat producing foods for many animals such as wild turkey, ruffed grouse, squirrels, deer, and woodpeckers. Station 4: Watch This Spot

4 Necedah National Wildlife Refuge is located in an

area known to early settlers as the Great Central Wisconsin Swamp, formerly covered by Glacial Lake Wisconsin. Original land surveyors in 1853 recorded the land as “level, wet, and mostly swampy” with open stands of “small scattered jack pine and tamarack.” Notable exceptions to this were the sand ridges in the area. These were described as “rolling with low ridges.” Glacial meltwaters left ridges of welldrained sand rising gently out of the surrounding wetlands, forming a patchwork of open vistas, forest and savanna. Station 5: Sedge Meadow

5 On both sides of the road is a wetland meadow

typical of the Necedah area. Because the sedge plants are so thick and the water so acid, these wetland meadows are not very attractive to waterfowl. However, birds such as great blue herons, alder flycatchers and sandhill cranes might be seen in the openings. Sedge Meadows are the only old growth habitat in the Refuge and have remained virtually undisturbed for 11,000 years. Sedge meadow soils consists mostly of peat soil, which holds in moisture, and are generally open spaces with different species of grasses. Sedge meadows on

Necedah National Wildlife Refuge house six different species of birds: Sedge Wrens, Blue Winged Warblers, Gold Winged Warblers, Henslow’s Sparrows, LaConte’s Sparrows and Bobolinks. These six species are listed on the National Audobon Society’s Watch List and the US Fish and Wildlife Service Region 3 Conservation Priority List. Station 6: Land of Yellow Water

6 The name “Necedah” (pronounced nah-see-dah)

comes from the Ho Chunk people meaning “land of the yellow waters”. The yellow tint comes from high mineral content in the water. This stop illustrates many ditches that were once used to drain water from the land. Today the ditches and water control structures are used to create water impoundments to restore hydrology to the landscape. This also allows biologists the ability to mimic natural, seasonal changes. Beaver are active in many of these streams; mink and otter might also be seen from the bridges.

7 Station 7: Pine Plantation

White and red pines were planted by the Civilian Conservation Corps around 1938. They were planted for timber production and to prevent soil erosion. Wild turkeys and woodland hawks like Sharp-shinned and Cooper’s Hawks are sometimes seen among the pines.

8 Station 8: Managing Water for Wildlife

The control structure you see before you across Sprague-Mather Road is used to control the water level in Sprague Pool. Refuge pools are lowered in late spring to encourage the growth of waterfowl loving plants such as millet, smartweed, beggar ticket and spikerush. In early fall these pools are reflooded to provide feeding areas for geese, ducks, swans, whooping and sandhill cranes.

9 Station 9: Goose and Sprague Pools

Open water areas are favorite places for diving ducks. These ducks are usually seen during fall migration. Shallow water provides food for dabbling ducks. Other waterfowl include cormorants, trumpeter swans, coots, grebes, and Canada geese. Along the edges you may see whooping cranes, bald eagles and shorebirds. Check out the Lupine Loop Trail ahead!

10 Station 10: Clear-Cutting for Wildlife

The area to your left once looked like the area to your right four years ago. Trees were removed to create an opening for native grasses, berries and other ground cover plants to grow. Carefully planned clear-cutting creates good feeding areas for many kinds of animals. Encroaching oak sprouts are controlled with prescribed fire or by mechanical means such as mowing. Station 11: Break for Wildlife

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the road are very important for the survival of many kinds of birds. If you could scoop up a cupful of this water, you would discover some of the thousands of small aquatic insects that live here. These insects provide large quantities of protein, which is essential to nesting ducks, birds, turtles, frogs, dragonflies and others. Watch the road as wildlife of any size may be crossing ahead.

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Welcome To Necedah! Station 12: Diversity of Grasses The scene to your left may have looked like this 200 years ago. There were only a few trees and no roads. As far as you could see there was open prairie, miles and miles of swaying grass interrupted only by lowland sedge meadows and islands of red and white pine along the Little Yellow River. The vast expanses of prairie are gone, but the grasses still exist such as big bluestem, Indian grass and switch grass. These grasses can grow to heights of six feet and be found growing near the

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13 Station 13: Boghaunter Trails

The trail system through the gate on your left consists of two loops: the Meadow Beauty Loop (0.6 miles) and the Tamarack Loop (3.6 miles). Both mowed trails offer opportunities to see shorebirds, whooping cranes, savanna and chipping sparrows, eastern kingbirds, turkey and the endangered ringed boghaunter dragonfly. An observation photo blind was recently built and installed by an Eagle Scout on this trail and is located on the Northwest side of the trail near the Wildlife Viewing Area.

14 Station 14: Wildlife Comes First

Just like people, wildlife species have needs that must be met if they are to survive and reproduce. Food, water, shelter and living space are the most important requirements for any species. The mission of the Necedah National Wildlife Refuge is “Wildlife Comes First.” We manage the land to provide quality habitat for wildlife and an quality outdoor experience for visitors.

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Juneau County Communities!

Necedah

Necedah is a friendly village nestled among majestic rock formations, natural bluffs and pine trees. It is located near Petenwell Lake, Castle Rock Lake, and the Wisconsin and Yellow Rivers. Visitors can relax at the new Old Mill Park. The Necedah National Wildlife Refuge and Buckhorn State Park are close by, and many bike trails are within minutes. The Necedah National Wildlife Refuge offers a 'back to nature' experience and is open year-round.

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As you enter this charming little city from Interstate 90/94, you're greeted by several of Necedah | 608-565-2261 | necedah.us businesses alongmajestic with a calm, serene pond Necedah is a friendlyour village nestled among rock formations, and the lovely Riverside Park. New Lisbon natural bluffs and pine trees. It is located near Petenwell Lake, Castle is located just miles fromVisitors Castle can Rock Lake; Rock Lake, and the Wisconsin and12 Yellow Rivers. relax at the new Old Mill Park. Thelargest Necedah National Wildlife Refuge and the 4th inland lake in Wisconsin.

Buckhorn State Park are close by, and offer a ‘back to nature’ experience. On the shores of the lake you'll Necedah is home to a new library built in 2010; The Necedah find Castle Rock County Park, Buckhorn State Park, Community-Siegler Memorial Library. It is open Monday thru and Saturday, several private resorts campgrounds. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and and comprises a wide selection of reading materials, several public computers andJuneau free wireless internet. Look for adventure in New Lisbon in County! Excellent You’ll alsoopportunities find several unique shops antiques, Polish and boating, recreational await youselling all year round. Fishing, homestyle foods, household items and books, hardware and auto hiking, cross-country skiing andand snowmobiling and the nearby parts, along with other retailers eating establishments.

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As you enter this charming little city from www.juneaucounty.com • 31 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 and 4 miles South of Kennedy Park. 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 Bike Trail, as well as, the Omaha Trail beckon you to explore, or to rest and relax among majestic pines and oaks. 32 • 2012 Juneau County Visitor Directory

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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.

Juneau County Communities!

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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Union Center | 608-462-8810 | villageofuc.com Elroy Wonewoc a quiet little village tucked among pine Union Center isElroy is onThe themost West southern fork of village in Juneau County, forests and natural sandstone in the southeast the Baraboo River bluffs in is thea heart Wonewoc peaceful village located in an of Wisconsin's 'driftless' corner of Juneau County. Union Center the ‘400’ unglaciated area. Itisison enhanced byState many rocky area. The forested hills and Trail, a four-season, recreation trail built on an abandoned bluffs and pine trees. The countryside is truly valleys provide natural beauty unique and to spectacular. The friendly atmosphere railroad bed. Union Center’s casual, rural setting is perfect and plenty of chances of the evident from the moment you for getting closespend to nature butvillage there are plenty of activities some quality timeiswith into town. The scenic village park offers your acome theater, library forfamily. thoseThree whobike liketrails, to keep busy. Picnicking, playing many varied activities adults and children. and a museum are justrecreational a few of its attractive basketball in the park, canoeing on for theboth scenic Baraboo features. Elroy is best known as the birthplace and Wonewoc is the midpoint of the 400 State Trail. (The 400 State River or playing a round of golf on a challenging 9-hole home of former Governor Tommy Thompson. Trailare is one ofsome Wisconsin's newesttorecreational trails.) It boasts course just of the ways have some fun. The '400' State Trail, the Elroy-Sparta State Trail

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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. 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.

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Archery Range Memberships Available $30/year Single • $55/year Family

Kennedy park lies along the banks of the Lemonweir River just north of New Lisbon. Camping is allowed in the park for a $5 overnight fee, self-registration is at the park entrance. Amenities include pit toilets, picnic shelter, playground, drinking water, and small boat launch on the river. Kennedy Park hosts The Wisconsin Bowhunters Annual Shoot. The event offers a wooded archery course, food, drink, venders, and music at the shelter. Open to the public, the event is usually the first weekend after Labor Day.

Safe, homelike assisted living

Hunting & Fishing Licenses We Accept Consignment and Trade-Ins On New Guns GUN REPAIR, FISHING RODS, REELS, TACKLE AND MORE

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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WA DU SHUDA DAYS is Sponsored by City of New Lisbon, New Lisbon Chamber of Commerce, and many more!

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TRAVELERS INN CONVENTION CENTER 1700 East Bridge St. New Lisbon, WI

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Waterfront Camp Sites - Boat Ramp - Walking Paths - Pavilions - Fishing Showers - Bathrooms - Public Hunting Lands Nearby - Indian Mounds Nearby For reservations call (608) 562-3534 (during open season) or (608) 562-5213 x2 (off-season)


Buckhorn State Park

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uneau 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. Camping reservation for Castle Rock Park can be made at 608-847-9389 or 608-847-7089. 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. 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.

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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.


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Dining & Entertainment HOT DOG

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

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Wednesday 5am - 9pm Thursday 5am - 9pm

651 N. Union Street, Mauston

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Saturday 6am - 12pm Sunday 7pm - 9pm

Costa Ricky’s Beach Bar

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Nightly Specials Friday Seafood Buffet Hand Cut Steaks Sandwiches Soup & Salad Bar

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

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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

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Dining & Entertainment Indoor or Outdoor Deck

Waterfront Dining

MOTEL-BAR-GRILL-CAMPGROUND

Open: Wed-Sun 11am-Close

European Cuisine – Specializing in Steaks, Fish, Pasta & European Cuisine

DAILY SPECIALS Weekend Breakfast 8:00 a.m. – noon

Try our Charcoal Steaks & Burgers

CREATE YOUR OWN PIZZA DINE IN OR CARRY OUT!

Friday Night Fish Fry

Serving appetizers, delicious sandwiches, pizza and fish. 608-565-2277 www.wildernessinn.net N13903 Hwy. 80 Necedah/Sprague

Italian & American Cuisine

Specializing in Homemade Pasta Friday Fish Fry & Saturday Prime Rib

ALL YOU CAN EAT NIGHTLY SPECIALS

Kozy’s Pizza Full Bar

FULL LIQUOR BAR

Summer Tiki Bar on the Beach

Weekend Only Charcoal Grilled Steak, Ribs & Chicken

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– ALL YOU CAN EAT Weekends from Mid-May to Mid-September

N8404 19th Avenue Necedah 608-565-2695 www.buckhorncafe.com

Gilligan’s Island & stop in for a refreshing beverage or a delicious meal. N6895 Ridgewater Dr. Mauston (Next to Castle Rock Park off Hwy. G)

608-350-0555

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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

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Dining & Entertainment

European Cuisine

RV CAMPGROUND & LOG CABIN RESORT CASUAL PRICES

WITH AN ELEGANT TASTE!

Steaks and Seafood Homemade Pizza

Coffee, Mochas, Lattes,Tea, Specialty Drinks HOT • COLD • FROZEN 531 State Hwy. 82 E., Mauston, WI

608-548-2633

On Castle Rock Lake

Daily Specials Mon. – $1 Burgers Mon.& Wed. – Peel & Eat Shrimp Special Tues. – ½ off Pizzas & $10 buckets of Beer (dine-in only) Wed. – Blue Gill & AUCE Catfish Specials Thurs. – (2) 5 oz. Pork Chops or 10 oz. Sirloin Steak Dinners Fri. - Fish Fry Sat. – Prime Rib for 2 & Steak Specials Sun. – AUCE Chicken & Ribs Breakfast served Saturday & Sunday Memorial Day – Labor Day N7265 Shacks Road, Mauston

608-847-2401

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Trail Break Pizzas & Snacks Happy Hour Thursday 5-6 p.m. Go to

www.jacksonclinicbar.com for all your Clinic Gear & Events

N1068 Hwy. K, Mauston 608-847-5104

Specializing in Fish, Pasta & European Cuisine Serving Most Everything, but Steaks!

Gourmet Lunch & Dinner Specials

Our Famous “The Reel Fall-Off-The-Bone”

BBQ Rack Ribs Slow Roasted & Char Grilled All You Can Eat

Chicken & Fish Buffet FRIDAY at 4 p.m.

2,000 sq. ft. Lounge!

Breakfast served daily Daily Specials

BOOK YOUR PARTIES, NO ROOM CHARGE!

Located at Hwy. 21 & Z 608-564-2216 Open Daily

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!

BANQUET ROOM & CATERING AVAILABLE


Campgrounds Seasonal Camping at its Best!

Get Away in Luxury

“We mow your lawn!”

Golf

Rent, Rent-to-own or Own Your Site YYear-Round -Round Usage Usa • Large Wooded Campsites 50’ x 90’ • Volleyball & Basketball • City Water & City Sewer • Peaceful & Quiet • Playground & Horseshoes • Heated Pool

www.buckscrossing.com 7 Mi. W. of Wisconsin Dells Lyndon Station - Hwy 12/16

866.666.3009

TUBE • CANOE KAYAK ON THE WISCONSIN RIVER

County Rd. Z to Dover Drive

on the Adams Co. side of Castle Rock Lake

Serving the area for 36 years!

18 Hole Championship Public Golf Course Call for rates & tee times.

Phone (608) 339-6300

Bar & Restaurant Seasonal RV Sites available for 2015

2 miles N. of Mauston off Hwy. 58

Large,wooded 60x40 sites, water, metered electric & pump out service. Near restaurant & beach bar. Call to reserve your site

www.castlerockgolfcourse.com

www.carlsonsrusticridge.com

608.847.4658

Camping & Seasonal Sites Available

608-547-6620

BAVARIAN CAMPSITE On Castle Rock Lake Open May - Mid - October

Well Shaded Units Sandy Beach • Boating Fishing • Water Hook-ups Grocery Store, Beer & Liquor Hot Showers • FlushToilets 7 miles north of Mauston on 58 to G, turn right 3 miles to campsite

608-847-7039 Hwy. 82 & Z Wisconsin Dells 608-253-6181 www.pointbluff.com

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Campground Directory 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

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

Juneau County Wilderness Park

3650 21st Ave N

Necedah

608-565-7285

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

Reel Inn Campground

N9671 State Road 80

Necedah

608-565-2262

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

Yukon Trails Camping

N2330 Hwy HH

Lyndon Station

608-666-3261

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Lodging St. Joseph Resort

MOTEL-BAR-GRILL-CAMPGROUND

Open: Wed-Sun. 11am-Close

• 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

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

On Beautiful Castle Rock Lake Rest, Relaxation & Fun! 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 GPS Coordinates N 43º 53.858 W 90º 01.025 www.wellslakeside.com Email: wellslakeside@hotmail.com

Family Suites • Whirlpool Room Service • Lounge Sauna • Heated Indoor and Outdoor Pool • On-Site Snowmobile Trail Access

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Exit 69 • Hwy. 82 & I-90-94, Mauston, Wisconsin

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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

PARK OASIS INN WI Dells minutes away

Cabins • Motel Campground Honeymoon Cabin

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

Breakfast included in overnight stay

Amish Driving Tour Maps Available Here

202 E. Main Street, Hustler 608-427-3787

www.fountainchateau.com

IN OFFICE

Rock & Mineral Gift Shop

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

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


BAVARIAN CAMPSITE On Castle Rock Lake Open May - Mid-October 608-847-7039

Well ell Shaded Units * Sandy Sand Beach Boating * Fishing * Water Hook-ups Grocery Store, Beer & Liquor Hot Showers * Flush Toilets

Get Out and Enjoy Juneau County’s Great Outdoors!

7 miles north of Mauston on 58 to G, turn right 3 miles to campsite

Nightly Specials Friday Seafood Buffet County Rd. Z to Dover Drive

Phone (608) 339-6300 OPEN YEAR ROUND

• Harris Pontoons • StarCraft Pontoons • Crestliner Fishing Boats • Mercury Outboards & Mercruiser • Stingray Powerboats Sterndrives • Mirrocraft Fishing Boats • Arctic Cat Snowmobiles, ATV’s & UTV’s • Hewitt Lifts & Docks

Factory Trained Service

YOU HERE

Seasonal

RV SITES AVAILABLE FOR 2015!

Large,wooded 60x40 sites, water, metered electric & pump out service

608-547-6620

Costa Ricky’s Beach Bar

590 Cty. Rd. Z • 11 Miles South of Nekoosa Website: www.evensonsmarine.com Email: evensonsmarine@gmail.com

Open during summer mOnths • FRI., SAT. & SUN. On the Adams County side of Castle Rock Lake

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Welcome To Mauston! Juneau County boasts over 240 miles of snowmobile trails. Trails are maintained by seven clubs within the county. Please follow the rules and regulations. Respect the landowners by staying on the trail. For information on trail conditions, openings and closures please call our automated line at (608) 562-5737 or visit www.co.juneau.wi.gov/snowmobile.html

Where the Fun Begins! Mauston Area Chamber of Commerce

608-847-4142 503 State Rd. 82 East Located inside the Bank of Mauston Mauston, WI 53948

Toll Free 866-516-1646 chamber@mauston.com www.mauston.com/chamber

Shop Where There is Something for Everyone! Scrapbooks and Supplies • Paper • Stamps • Stencils • Punches

• Tools • Pet Supplies • Household Items

• Silk Flowers • Fabric & Yarn • Greeting Cards • Log Cabin Decor

BETTER BUYS OUTLET MART & CRAFT SHOPPE 508E State Hwy. 82., Mauston • 847-7379

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“Great Stuff for Not A Lot of Money” 750 N. Union Street, Mauston, WI 53948 Phone 608-847-4331 • Fax: 608-847-2292 DJ’s Floral: 608-847-4779 • Fresh In-Store Deli & Bakery • Full Service Floral - Wire Service • Full Service Meat and Seafood • Union Street Liquor Depot - Walk-in Cooler • WI Lottery & Megabucks - TYME Machine Open Daily 6 a.m.-Midnight

www.festfoodsmauston.com


Welcome To Mauston! Home Decor Local Art Gallery Scented Candles Gourmet Coffee & Chocolates Scarves ~ Jewelry

The Red Geranium Framing & Gifts

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

SPORTS BAR & GRILL

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

(608) 847-2632

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“OUR CUSTOMERS ARE THE REAL GEMS” Your Full Service Jeweler Dmods • Wces • 14K Jewelr

Dmod Se d Wc Repr CRaig, Kathy & 128 E. Se S. tREnt thayER Muso, Wi 53948 info@thayersjewelry.com (608) 847-4716 www.thayersjewelry.com

Just one stay and you’ll you’ll you’ll see what make us us make make us

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

• Homemade Pizzas & Sandwiches • Take & Bake Pizzas • Char-Grilled Steaks & Burgers • Great food in a casual atmosphere! • Wednesday Night Karaoke • Friday Night Fish Fry • Sunday Broasted Chicken

• Open Tues.-Wed. 4 p.m. Thurs.-Sun. 11 a.m. Closed Monday Year-round • Closed Mon & Tues. Memorial Day thru Labor Day

Free wireless Internet Free SuperStart® breakfast Indoor pool & whirlpool Jacuzzi® suites Free local calls Cable TV with HBO In-room microwave/fridge, coffee maker & hair dryer Children 17 & under stay free with adult Guest laundry

Hwy. 82 E., Mauston

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Welcome To Mauston!

Burr Oak WINERY

N5873 Hwy. 12 & 16, Between New Lisbon & Mauston

Wine Tasting OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK 11:00-5:00

Fall Harvest Festival First Weekend after Labor Day Spring Festival Last Weekend in April

Greenhouse & Bulk Food Store

Winery available in evenings for parties, public gatherings. Call for details 562-5271

Accept Debit & Credit Cards

• Greenhouse open late April through July • Apple Cider - Caramel Apples - Jams • U Pick Strawberries: June -July Jellies - Honey - Maple Syrup - Sorhgum • Asparagus: June • Pumpkins & Fall Decorations in Season • Fresh Picked Apples: Aug-Oct • Gluten Free Products

FALL HARVEST DAYS: OCT 2015

www.burroakwinery.com

Blacksmith • Making Apple Butter • Other Fall Activities

7428 State Hwy 82 • Between Mauston and Elroy • 608-847-7028

Jackson Clinic

N1068 Hwy. K, Mauston 608-847-5104

Aug 29th Annual Pig Roast Family Fun Limited Camping Available

HAPPY HOUR

Thurs 5-6 p.m. Come & Play at The Clinic! Right on Snowmobile & ATV Trail Go to www.jacksonclinicbar.com for Clinic Gear & Events Open Mon.-Fri. @ 11 a.m. Sat. & Sun. @ 9 a.m. 50

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


Welcome To Mauston! Our Caring Professionals

HAPPY HOURS

Monday, Wednesday & Friday 4-6 p.m.

• John Quisling, D.D.S.

Open Mon-Fri., 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.; Sat. 11:30 a.m. – 9 p.m.; Sun. noon – 8 p.m.

651 N. Union Street, Mauston • 608-847-5700 309 Superior Avenue, Tomah • 608-374-4599 www.cincodemayomexicanbargrill.com

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601 N. Union St. Mauston, WI 53948

WE OFFER • Oral Exam & Cleaning • Restorative Services • Dentures & Other Prosthetics • Emergency Care • Affordable Care Program (Income Based Discounts)

• Ram Rizal, D.D.S. • Holly Krizan, R.D.H. • Dena Ortgies - Nakamura, R.D.H

WE ACCEPT • MEDICAID • BADGERCARE • MOST INSURANCE

Always Accepting New Patients As Schedule Allows

Start Right • Start Here

Full Line of Hardware DJ’S SMALL ENGINE Paint Specialist Small Engine Repair Plumbing • Electrical Service & Sales (608)847-6029

BTU

Management, Inc.

Heating • Cooling • Refrigeration

System Design • Installation 24 Hr. Service Call us today and ask how a new Trane system will work for you.

880 Herriot Drive, Mauston, WI 53948 800-942-5330 or 608-847-6700

Home Furniture & Appliances www.maustonfurnitureappliances.com Debbie Kay, Owner

Where Quality & Customer Service Come First!

534 LaCrosse St., Mauston, WI 53948

(608) 847-4600 Fax (608) 847-2257

www.btumanagement.com email: btu@btumanagement.com

At Mauston Home Furniture we offer beautiful name brand furniture, quality appliances and free delivery in the local market. Competitive prices and dependable service are always available for our products.

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Welcome To Mauston!

Bass Hollow This 295 acre recreation area offers beautiful views and trails in Wisconsin’s unglaciated “coulee” region. The day use area has restrooms, playground equipment, and shelter available for rent. The approximately 3 mile trail winds through the hollow. Allow plenty of time if attempting this hike as the trail has many switchbacks and hilly topography. The trail is open to hiking and horseback riding. There is a small open shelter midway through the trail available for camping. The property is bordered on the north side by the undeveloped State Natural Area. The orchard near the lower parking area is open to the public for picking in season.

Rocky’s Rentals

Mauston’s “Storage Specialist” LLC Hwy 58 North & Hwy 82 East

AVAILABLE 7 DAYS A WEEK FOR YOUR NEEDS INSIDE STORAGE - LARGE & SMALL Office Space - Retail Space Climate Control Units 24-Hour Surveillance NOW - OUTSIDE STORAGE

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NEW & GENTLY USED SHOPPE An inviting little shoppe filled with gifts to treasures old & new, a splash of antiques, vintage finds of the unique kind, something special in every nook & cranny, waiting just for you.

Campers, Boats, Cars, Trucks, Construction, Equipment

NOW: On Site Storage--up to 48 Feet Long Remodeling-Construction-Emergency Delivered to your location

608-847-5518

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Goat’s Milk: Soaps & Lotions Collectibles

Uniques

Lodge Décor

Home Décor

Metal Signs

608‐547‐1003

AMISH Jams

Essential Oils DoTERRA

Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade

Wildtree

All Natural & Organic Products

www.suezques.com

State Hwy 58 North Next to the Interstate Bridge @ Rocky’s Rentals


Welcome To Mauston!

PARK OASIS INN

The City of Mauston is the County seat of Juneau County, and located 73 miles north of Madison, WI. It is also next door to Wisconsin’s second and fourth largest lakes, Petenwell and Castle Rock Lake. The city was founded by Milton M. Maugh and had the original name of Maughs Town after the founder. The city’s beginning was based on the lumber industry of early Wisconsin. Incorporated in 1887 with a population of 1,857 the city today has a population of 4,500. Mauston is a full service municipality providing police and fire protection, water/wastewater utilities, solid waste collection, curbside recycling, a small airport, parks and recreation, public works, planning/ zoning and other services.

WI Dells minutes away

Family Suites • Whirlpool Room Service • Lounge Sauna • Heated Indoor and Outdoor Pool • On-Site Snowmobile Trail Access

1-800-463-4960 http://www.bestwestern.com/parkoasisinn

Exit 69 • Hwy. 82 & I-90-94, Mauston, Wisconsin

Beauty Salon Family Hair Care • Full Service Salon • Acrylic Nails • Spa Manicures and Pedicures • Waxing Call 847-7871 or Stop by 514 Mansion St., Mauston

Terrace Heights is more than senior living ... it’s home! • Safe & secure facility • Beautiful building & grounds • Events & activities • Maintenance-free living • Transportation & meals (optional) • Affordable living 1030 Division Street | Mauston | 608-847-2377 Visit milebluff.com for a virtual tour of the apartment complex.

SMALL & MEDIUM DOGS

Near Castle Rock Lake Call Julie for an appointment 608-847-1931

www.barksnbubbles.net

Emu Oil & Emu Oil Products for Sale Toll free order line: 866-213-6818 www.clarkshoovesnfeathers.com

Check out our Facebook page for weekly specials or to sign up for our email club

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Mill Bluff State Park has 21 wooded or partially wooded family campsites. Hike the trails, The Nature Trail begins at the far end of the east picnic area. This .4-mile-long trail is self-guiding. Hikers will learn about wildlife, trees, wildflowers and geology. Part of this trail is accessible for people with disabilities. A historical marker here describes the geological features of the area. For the more ambitious, stone steps wind their way to the top of the bluff. In the mid 1930s, the Work Progress Administration (WPA) built 223 stone steps that lead to the top of Mill Bluff, where an observation deck on the north end offers an excellent view of the park and the surrounding area .The park is located at 15819 Funnel Road, Camp Douglas, Wisconsin. Phone: 608-427-6692, or Reservations: 608-337-4775.

Mill Bluff State Park!

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530 Wis Dells Pkwy S (608) 254-5959

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A Member of SSM Health Care

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Bike Adventures!

Tunnel along the Elroy-Sparta Trail.

T

he many bike trails of Juneau County are just waiting for your visit. They all begin (or end) in Elroy WI, located on Hwys 80-82 in southwestern Juneau County. The Elroy-Sparta 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 32 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 '400' 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 400 miles from Chicago to Minneapolis in 400 minutes. The 22 miles

Elroy Commons

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 12.5 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 1992. The Omaha Trail is the most peaceful and secluded of our trails. 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.400statetrail.org

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Bike Trails! Elroy is the hub of the three major bike trails in Juneau County. The Omaha Trail is a 12.5 mile trail from Elroy to Camp Douglas along the old Chicago & Northwestern railbed. The Elroy-Sparta Trail heads west and north to Sparta along 32 miles of hard-packed, limestone trail. The trail features three tunnels along its route. The ‘400’ Trail heads east out of Elroy following the Baraboo River to Reedsburg, some 22 miles away. At Union Center, the ‘400’ Trail branches off as the Hillsboro State Trail. Elroy is located on Hwys 71, 80 & 82 in southwestern Juneau County. Information on the trails can be found by calling the Commons Trails Shop at 608-462-2410.

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Welcome To Elroy! Schultz City Park This fine park has the Baraboo River on one side and State Hwy. 80-82 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 $2.00. 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. Join us for the Elroy fair in June 25-28, 2015.

Women’s, Children’s and Men’s Clothing 130 Main Street, Elroy and Accessories 608-853-2184 Purses, Mon. & Tues.. 12-6pm; Jewelry, Wed., Thurs. & Fri. 12-4pm; Sat. 10am-4pm Scarves & More Winter hours vary from these hours

WHERE THE TRAILS MEET…

Bike Rentals • Bike Gear & Repairs Trail Passes • Souvenirs Showers • Picnic Area • Playground Camping • Canoeing Shuttle Info • Public Pool Elroy is the hub of three trails: Serving the Community For Over 10 Years

ELROY 608.462.8282

NECEDAH 608.565.7173 Dr. Christopher Karas

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

1-888-606-BIKE • 608-462-2410 www.elroywi.com

www.karasdentalgroup.com

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Welcome To Wonewoc! Wonewoc is the midpoint of the 400 State Trail. The 400 State Trail is one of Wisconsin’s newest recreational bicycle trails. The 400 State Trail is part of the 101 mile State Trail System.

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 400 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.

Fresh Flowers • Plants • Gifts Stamping & Scrapbooking Supplies Balloons • Stamps • Paper Special Scrapbook Supplies 213 Center Street, P.O. Box 126, Wonewoc • 464-3240

Welcome To Lyndon Station! Lyndon Station is in the Southeastern section of Juneau County on Highways 12/16 and Interstate 90/94 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.

Two Rivers This area is at the confluence of the Wisconsin River and the Lemonweir River. The park has a set of pit toilets, picnic tables, and boat launch. The launch area offers a glimpse of the sand stone cluff areas located down stream at Wisconsin Dells. Often used by canoe and tubing trip outfitters in the summer, there is a link to some of these routines below. The area also offers a unique area for viewing waterfowl.

Seasonal Camping at its Best!

Get Away in Luxury www.buckscrossing.com

You can Rent, Rent-to-own or Own Your Campsite Year-Round Usage • Large Wooded Campsites - 50’ x 90’ • Volleyball & Basketball City Water & City Sewer • Peaceful & Quiet • Playground & Horseshoes • Heated Pool

7 Mi. W. of Wisconsin Dells ‐ Lyndon Station - Hwy 12/16 - 866.666.3009

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