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CAMP DOUGLAS | ELROY | HUSTLER | LYNDON STATION NECEDAH | NEW LISBON | MAUSTON | WONEWOC

2017 VISITOR & RECREATION GUIDE

JUNEAU COUNTY FOLD-OUT MAP INSIDE

www.juneaucounty.com


R E T A E R G 651 N Union St #3, Mauston, WI 53948 visit Mauston.org (866) 516-1646

naturally connected The Dirty Turtle W 5250 N Osprey Dr. New Lisbon, WI 53950 (608) 562-5931

Positioned halfway between Chicago and Minneapolis, the Greater Mauston area finds you centered in the scenic Wisconsin outdoors that inspired John Muir and Aldo Leopold, two of America’s iconic conservationists. . Year-round outdoor recreational experiences abound: from swimming, fishing and boating to biking and hiking to hunting and snowmobiling and more, all within easy reach. With clean, friendly and affordable lodging that is group friendly, Mauston serves as the ideal base camp for experiencing the real Wisconsin.

Elroy-Sparta National Trail Iconic Biking Trail System Trail runs from Elroy to Sparta Fawn Creek Winery & Gift Shop 3619 13th Ave Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965 (608) 253-4400 Juneau County Castle Rock Park Just east of Mauston on County G. Situated in a beautiful, wooded area on 16,000 acres, Castle Rock Lake, the park comprises approximately 160 acres for swimming, boating, waterskiing, camping, fishing, canoeing, playground equipment. (608) 847-7089 www.co.juneau.wi.gov

Necedah Wildlife Refuge N11385 Headquarters Rd Necedah, WI 54646 (608) 565-2551 Northwoods Orchard & Farm Market W7428 State Rd. 82. Mauston, WI 53948 (608) 847-7028 Pumpkin Bash Second Saturday in October Mauston’s Riverside Park Mauston.org/Pumpkin-Bash/ Shor Tubing Sandy Shores 26t Ave, N4206 26th Mauston, WI 53948 (608) 548-8823 Waterfest aterfest / V Venetian Boat Parade Satur First Saturday in August Juneau County Cast Rock Park Castle (608) 427-2070 Woodside oodside Sports Complex W50t Street 4217 W50th Mauston, WI 53948 (800) 517-8360

sponsored sponsor by:

Best Western Park Oasis Inn 1006 State Rd 82 E Mauston, WI 53948 (608) 847-6255

Super 8 Motel 1010 Gateway Ave Mauston, WI 53948 (608) 847-2300

Quality Inn & Suites 1001 Gateway Ave Mauston, WI 53948 (608) 847-5959

Alaskan Inn & Suites 529 Gateway Ave. Mauston, WI 53948 (608) 847-5609

Willows Motel 1035 E State St. Mauston, WI 53948 (608) 847-6800


See Our Full Calendar of Events at thereelcampground.com

St. Patrick’s Day Bash with Buffet

Valentine’s & Mardi Gras Celebrations

Rock/Blues/Elvis Fest in May & June

RV Campground & Log Cabin Resort Open 7 Days A Week Starting at 11 a.m. for Lunch

GOuRMEt FOOd At CaSuaL PriCeS

Banquet Room & Outside Seating, Catering & Roaster Available

• Legendary Ribs • Friday All-You-Can-Eat Fish & Chicken • Soup & Salad Bar

Check our facebook page for special events

• Mouthwatering Steaks • Homemade Pizzas

2000 Sq. Ft. Lounge

• Kids’ Meals & More!

THE REEL RV CAMPGROUND & LOG CABIN RESORT

the area’s newest Resort & Campground

BOOK YOUR SEASONAL SITE EARLY!

25 Site Campground Full Log Lodge Suites Water & Electric Large suites starting at $49.95

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Themed Rooms • Spa Showers • Low Rates Complimentary Ice • Restaurant & Bar On Site Wall-To-Wall Tiled Showers • Outside Deck & More!

Weekly rates starting at $350.

N9671 Hwy. 80 S., Necedah • 608-565-2262 www.reelinn.net • www.thereelcampground.com Located 25 Min. N. of WI Dells Between Petenwell & Castle Rock Lakes Right on main ATV & Snowmobile Trails

Campground, Resort, Restaurant & Lounge located 5 minutes from Castle Rock Lake, Necedah National Wildlife Refuge & Boat Landings, 20 minutes to Golf and just 30 minutes to Wisconsin Dells.


Table of Contents 6-11 EVENTS CALENDAR 14 ANCIENT ARTIFACTS 15 AREA ATTRACTIONS 16 THINGS TO DO: BIKING & HIKING 17 THINGS TO DO: CAMPING 19 THINGS TO DO: GOLF 20 THINGS TO DO: FISHING 21 THINGS TO DO: BOATING 22 THINGS TO DO: NATURE & BIRD WATCHING 23 THINGS TO DO: CANOEING, KAYAKING & SWIMMING 24 THINGS TO DO: HUNTING & ATV TRAILS 25 THINGS TO DO: WINTER RECREATION 27-28 NECEDAH NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE 29-32 JUNEAU COUNTY COMMUNITIES 36 BUCKHORN STATE PARK 37 JUNEAU COUNTY PARKS 38-39 BIKE TRAILS 40-41 AMISH DRIVING TOURS 45-47 JUNEAU COUNTY LAKES 48 PADDLE THE FOUR RIVERS 49-51 DINING 52-53 LODGING 53 GOLFING 54-55 CAMPGROUNDS 56 WELCOME TO JUNEAU COUNTY 57 JUNEAU COUNTY HISTORY

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

Chris Walker, Keith L., juneaucounty.com, www.wisconsinmounds.com, T. Galbrecht, Friends of the Necedah National Wildlife Refuge, Tamaya Oldenhoff, 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.

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

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

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

Greater Mauston Area Tourism Association 651 N. Union Street P.O. Box 171 Mauston, WI 53948 (866) 516-1646 www.VisitMauston.com

Hidden Valleys

Mauston Area Chamber of Commerce 651 N. Union Street P.O. Box 171 Mauston, WI 53948 (608) 847-4142 Email: chamber@mauston.com

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

New Lisbon Chamber of Commerce 218 East Bridge Street New Lisbon, WI 53950 (608) 562-3555 www.newlisbonchamber.com

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

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

Village of Lyndon Station

Hill Country Chamber of Commerce

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

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

Village of Necedah

Juneau County Economic Development Corporation P.O. 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, WI 53948 (608) 847-9446 www.co.juneau.wi.gov

Juneau County Historical Society 211 North Union Street Mauston, WI 53948 (608) 847-3294

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

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

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

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


American/Italian Cuisin ne Indoor or Outdoor Deck Waterfront ont Dining

Dailyy Sp Da Specials including:

Friday Fish Fry & Saturday Prime Rib Homemade Pasta Pontoon Rentals Bands & DJ Every Weekend (from Memorial Da Day to Labor Day) Drop Anchor at Gilligan’s, come on in, and let the fun begin! Call to book your private party or wedding.

N6895 Ridgewater Drive, Mauston (Next to Castle Rock Park off Hwy. G)

608-350-0555

www.portofinobayrestaurant.com

Check out our Portofino Bay facebook page for Entertainment Listing & Special Events.


Events Calendar FEBRUARY

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Bowling Tournament Hustler, WI | Juneau County | Hooterbowl | Fun bowling tournament event with lots of prizes. Proceeds benefit local charity. | 608.562.3555 | newlisbonchamber.com

Valentine’s Weekend Wine & Chocolate New Lisbon, WI | Juneau County | Burr Oak Winery | Complimentary chocolates with your wine tastings | 608.562.5271 | burroakwinery.com

Radar Run The Dirty Turtle W5250 N Osprey Dr, New Lisbon |more information 608.847.4142 | mauston.com/chamber

Movie at Two Sisters 234 State Street Mauston | 3pm | 608.847.4142 | mauston.com/chamber

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Muskies Matter LLC 9-Pin Bowling Tournament |2pm & 6pm | Anjeros Sports Bar, 531 State Rd 82, Mauston | mauston.com/chamber or Mark Saemech 608.415.1231

Movie at Two Sisters 234 State Street Mauston | 3pm | 608.847.4142 | mauston.com/chamber

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Movie at Two Sisters 234 State Street Mauston | 3pm | 608.847.4142 | mauston.com/chamber

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Spring Fling Craft & Gift Show Mauston, WI | Juneau County | Olson Middle School | More than 60 vendors. | 608.847.4142 | mauston.com/chamber

Kids Outdoors Day 9am – Noon | Outdoors Forever Clubhouse, W4890 County Rd N, Mauston | Children 6yrs and older will learn about Archery, Shed Hunting, Tree planting, Building bird houses and more |call Tom for more information 608.847.4979

New Vintage Premiere Weekend New Lisbon, WI | Juneau County | Burr Oak Winery | Taste our newest Burr Oak Winery selections | 608.562.5271 | burroakwinery.com

MAY

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Farmers’ Market Mauston, WI | Juneau County | Riverside Park | Tuesdays 3 pm – 7 pm and Saturdays 7 am – Sold through October | Fresh produce, delicious edibles, arts & crafts | 608.847.4142 | mauston.com/chamber

Mauston FFA Plant Sale 800 Grayside Ave, behind High School at Greenhouse | contact Beth at 608.847.4410 X4467 or visit “Mauston FFA” facebook page for more information

MAY

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PorkFest and Pork School Mauston, WI | Juneau County | Wisconsin River Meats on Hwy HH | 10 am – 3 pm | 608.847.7413 | wisconsinrivermeats.com

Spring Rummage & Bake Sale

Armed Forces Day Celebration

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Mauston, WI | Juneau County | United Methodist Church, 420 Suszycki Dr | Thu 4 pm – 8 pm, Fri 8 am – 6 pm, Sat 8 am – 2 pm | 608.847.5964 | maustonumc.com

Camp Douglas, WI | Juneau County | Nelson Park | 4 pm – 9 pm | Carnival, tractor pull, softball tournament, 5K run, live music & more | 608.427.3355 | campdouglaswi.com

Old Fashioned Day Wonewoc, WI | Juneau County | 608.464.3210 | wonewoc-wisc.com/old-fashioned-day

Movie at Two Sisters 234 State Street Mauston | 3pm | 608.847.4142 | mauston.com/chamber


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Spring Winery Festival New Lisbon, WI | Juneau County | Burr Oak Winery | 11 am – 5 pm both days | Sample our wines and local chocolates | 608.562.5271 | burroakwinery.com

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Muskies Matter LLC Muskie Fishing Tournament | Castle Rock Lake | contact Mark Saemech 608.415.1231 for more information

Movie in the Park

Mauston, WI | Juneau County | Riverside Park | Begins at dusk | Bring blanket, chair, and insect repellant | 608.847.4142 | mauston.com/chamber

Music in the Park Mondays 7 pm – 8 pm through August | Riverside Park, Mauston | Featuring Mauston Community Band and other local talents | hatchpubliclibrary.org or mauston.com/chamber

Rock’n with Elvis Jamboree Portofino Bay, N6895 Ridgewater Dr, Mauston | 608.350.0555 | Elvis competition, Hawaiian Luau, Pig Roast, sock hop and more | Parkinson’s disease fundraiser | 608.847.4142 | mauston.com/chamber

City Wide Garage Sales New Lisbon, WI | Juneau County | Multiple addresses around the city, Maps available at the Chamber Office | 608.562.3555 | newlisbonchamber.com

Mud and Suds Juneau County Fair Grounds | tentative |608.847.4142 | mauston.com/chamber

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Wine & Cheese Party New Lisbon, WI | Juneau County | Burr Oak Winery | Celebrate Father’s Day and sample our wines and local cheeses | 608.562.5271 | burroakwinery.com

Juneau County Tavern League Golf Outing Castle Rock Golf Course, W6285Welch Prairie Rd, New Lisbon | 608.847.4658 | 608.847.4142 | mauston.com/chamber

Elroy Fair Elroy, WI | Juneau County | City of Elroy Park | Annual 4-H and FFA Fair | 608.462.8286 | elroyfair.com

JULY

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Annual Chicken Dinner Mauston, WI | Juneau County | Mauston Fire House | 11 am – 2 pm or sold out | Annual fundraiser for the Mauston Fire Department. Deliveries available. | 608.847.5475 | mauston.com/chamber

Fireworks Display Mauston, WI | Juneau County | Begins at dusk | 608.847.4142 | mauston.com/chamber

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Wa Du Shuda Days Festival New Lisbon, WI | Juneau County | Riverside Park | Friday 5 pm – 11 pm | Movie in the Park, Teen Dance, Kids’ Activities, Live Music in the Beer Garden, and more | Saturday 8 am - Midnight | Fun for all ages! Live music, fun shows, great food, races/competitions, craft vendors, and more! | 608.562.3555 | wadushuda.com

Rock Around the Block Festivities

Wa Du Shuda Days 5k & Half Marathon Runs and Health Fair Silver Star Health | Saturday 7 am – 11 am | Free Health Fair. Pre-register for runs | 608.562.3741 | silverstarhealth.us

New Lisbon, WI | Juneau County | Lone Rock School, N8242 6th Ave | 8 am – 3 pm | Walk/run, potluck picnic, flag raising, silent auction, music & kids games | 608.427.6768 | lonerockschool.com

Wa Du Shuda Car Show New Lisbon Community Center | Saturday 8 am – 2 pm | Cars, trucks, bikes, or anything with a motor! Sponsored by American Legion Post 110 | 608.547.1317 | wadushuda.com Fireworks Display Riverside Park | Saturday Begins at dusk | New Lisbon’s Fireworks are most impressive, come check them out! Free for all. | 608.562.3555 | wadushuda.com

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Wa Du Shuda Days Festival Wa Du Shuda Days Parade and Echoes of Camp Randall | New Lisbon, WI | Juneau County | Riverside Park | (UWMadison Marching Band Performers) From NLHS to Riverside Park | Sunday 12 pm – 3 pm | Wa Du Shuda Festivities continue throughout the day also | 608.562.3555 | wadushuda.com

Movie in the Park Mauston, WI | Juneau County | Riverside Park | Begins at dusk | Bring blanket, chair, and insect repellant | 608.847.4142 | mauston.com/chamber

Farm Animals on Display Juneau County Courthouse Lawn | 10am – 2pm | FFA students cook lunch for purchase | family event | Sponsored by Mauston FFA

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6pm – 9am | Mauston High School Track | 800.227.2345 |mauston.com/chamber

New Lisbon, WI | Juneau County | Castle Rock Lake | Sponsored by Castle Rock Marine, Docking Solutions, and Smith II Marine | 608.847.7200 | castlerockmarine.com

Movie in the Park Riverside Park, Mauston | Begins at dusk | Bring blanket, chair, and insect repellant | 608.847.4142 | mauston.com/chamber

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Relay for Life of Juneau County

Boat Bash

Necedah Lion’s Park | 3 pm – 7:30 pm | Live band & great food, sponsored by the Necedah Lions Club | 608.547.3543 |

Annual 40et8 Chicken BBQ Picnic Noon – 4pm | 40et8 Forest, 5523 37th Road, New Lisbon | proceeds for nursing Scholarships & Child welfare |608.847.4142 | mauston.com/chamber

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ParkFest Festival

Farmers’ Market New Lisbon, WI | Juneau County | Heritage Park | Thursdays 2 pm – 6 pm through October | Fresh produce, delicious edibles, arts & crafts | 608.562.3555 | newlisbonchamber.com

City Wide Garage Sales Mauston, WI | Juneau County | Over 50 participants around the city. Maps available at the Chamber Office | 608.847.4142 | Mauston.com/chamber

Waterfest Festival Mauston, WI | Juneau County | Castle Rock County Park | 8 am – 11 pm | Fun family activities: 5K walk/run, bike parade, food & music. | 608.427.2070 | juneaucounty.com

Waterfest Venetian Lights Boat Parade New Lisbon, WI | Juneau County | Castle Rock Lake | 8 pm – 11 pm | Decorated boats drive the shoreline from the Dirty Turtle to the Castle Rock County Park, culminating with a spectacular fireworks display | 608.427.2070 | juneaucounty.com

Lyndon Station, WI | Juneau County | Begins at 5 pm on Friday, Parade at 1 pm Saturday, and Fireworks at 10 pm Saturday | 608.666.2071 | facebook.com/ Lyndon-Station-ParkFest

AUGUST Chicken in the Park & BBQ Contest

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Village Wide Garage Sales Camp Douglas, WI | Juneau County | Multiple addresses around the area | 608.427.3355 | campdouglaswi.com

Movie in the Park Mauston, WI | Juneau County | Riverside Park | Begins at dusk | Bring blanket, chair, and insect repellant | 608.847.4142 | mauston.com/chamber

Real Freedom 5k Run/Walk

Necedah Lions Park | Registration 7:30am | contact 608.565.2589 | Real Women Real Life facebook page for registration information


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Juneau County Fair Mauston, WI | Juneau County | Juneau County Fairgrounds | All Day Every Day | Rodeos, draft horse pulls, demolition derbies, pig races, 4-H crafts, music, food & more! | 608.547.2426 | juneaucountyfair.com

Movie at the Fair Juneau County | Veterans Memorial Park, Ganther Show Building | Begins at dusk | Bring blanket, chair, and insect repellant | 608.847.4142 | mauston.com/chamber

Chicken in the Park & BBQ Contest Necedah Lion’s Park | 3 pm – 7:30 pm | Live band & great food, sponsored by the Necedah Lions Club | 608.547.3543 |

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Summer County Fair Parade Mauston, WI | Juneau County | Juneau County Fairgrounds | 12 pm | Celebrating the last day of the Juneau County Fair | 608.847.4142 | mauston.com/chamber

HustlerFest Hustler, WI | Juneau County | Hustler Exhibition Hall & Museum | 5:30 pm – 11:30 pm | Medallion hunt, bike/quad races, movie, live band & food | 608.427.6575 | hustlerfest.com

SEPTEMBER

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HustlerFest

Mauston, WI | Juneau County | Riverside Park | Begins at dusk | Bring blanket, chair, and insect repellant | 608.847.4142 | mauston.com/chamber

Fall Rummage & Bake Sale Mauston, WI | Juneau County | United Methodist Church, 420 Suszycki Dr | Thu 4 pm – 8 pm, Fri 8 am – 6 pm, Sat 8 am – 12 pm | 608.847.5964 | maustonumc.com | juneaucountyfair.com

Apple Dumpling Day Festival Elroy, WI | Juneau County | Schultz Park | 7 am – 3 pm | Family Fun: pancake breakfast, running races, inflatables, pedal pull, craft vendors, bean bag toss & more. Refreshments by Elroy Lions Club | 608.963.7988 | appledumplingdayraces.com

Mauston, WI | Juneau County | Riverside Park | Begins at dusk | Bring blanket, chair, and insect repellant | 608.847.4142 | mauston.com/chamber

Dash n Bash

HustlerFest

Movie in the Park

New Lisbon, WI | Juneau County | Mauston - New Lisbon Union Airport | 7 am – 2 pm | Pilots, builders & enthusiasts welcome | 608.562.3555 | newlisbonchamber.com

Movie in the Park

Hustler, WI | Juneau County | Hustler Exhibition Hall & Museum | 7 am – 11:30 pm | Races, contests, games, crafts, vendors, live band & food | 608.427.6575 | hustlerfest.com

Hustler, WI | Juneau County | Hustler Exhibition Hall & Museum | 9 am – 2 pm | Tractor pull, historical demonstrations, bingo, and more | 608.427.6575 | hustlerfest.com

EAA Fly-In/Drive-In

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5K walk/run |7:30 registration 9am start time| Friends and Family Cancer Foundation | Travis Fitzgerald Memorial Park, Lyndon Station | breakfast raffles and more | Friends.family@hotmail.com or mauston.com/chamber | 608.847.4142

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Fall Harvest Winery Festival New Lisbon, WI | Juneau County | Burr Oak Winery | 11 am – 5 pm | Food, arts & crafts, wine tasting & cooking demonstrations, wagon rides. Grape stomping at 3pm each day! | 608.562.5271 | burroakwinery.com

Annual Wine Walk Mauston, WI | Juneau County | Downtown | 6 pm – 9 pm | Sample delicious wines and tasty foods while visiting downtown businesses | 608.847.4142 | mauston.com/chamber

Barn Dance Howard & Charlotte Ganther Pavilion, Juneau County Fair Grounds, Mauston | 6pm – 11pm | Dance, Pizza and Raffles | 608.847.4142 | mauston.com/chamber

Stepping for Hunger 5k & 10k Run/Walk Omaha Bike Trail, Hustler | 8 am – 11 am | 10K cash payouts for top 3 males/ females. Proceeds to local food pantries | 608.562.6422 | steppingforhunger.com

Chicken in the Park & BBQ Contest Necedah Lion’s Park | 3 pm – 7:30 pm | Live band & great food, sponsored by the Necedah Lions Club | 608.547.3543 | townofclearfield.com

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Mauston Fire Dept. Golf Outing Castle Rock Golf Course, W6285 Welch Prairie Rd, New Lisbon | 608-847- 4658 | mauston.com/chamber

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CranFest Warrens, WI | Monroe County | Downtown Main Street | 7 am – 5 pm daily | World’s Largest Cranberry Festival has marsh tours, shopping, royalty contests, food & more | 608.378.4200 | cranfest.com

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Movie in the Park Mauston, WI | Juneau County | Riverside Park | Begins at dusk | Bring blanket, chair, and insect repellant | 608.847.4142 | mauston.com/chamber

Mauston’s Beer Draft Walk Downtown Mauston | Juneau Co | 6pm - 9pm | For More information www.mauston.org or call Mauston Chamber of Commerce 608.847.4142

Fall Harvest Days Mauston, WI | Juneau County | Northwoods Orchard | 8:30 am–5:30 pm both days | Corn maze, hayrides, pumpkin picking patch, animal farm park, fur trade era blacksmithing, candle dipping, wool spinning & weaving, apple butter making demos, food & craft vendors. Most activities are free of charge. | 608.847.4142 | facebook.com/ Northwoods-Orchard-and-Farm-Market

Pumpkin Bash Mauston, WI | Juneau County | Riverside Park | 11 am – 5 pm | Pumpkin smashing contest, Trunk-or-Treat, chili cook-off, and more | 608.847.4142 | mauston.com/ chamber

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Lyndon Station Fire Rescue Dance Fundraiser 7:30pm – 11pm | Lyndon Station Fire House, 116 Lemonweir St, Lyndon Station | 608.847.4142 | mauston.com/chamber

Art Discovery Day Fairfield, WI | Sauk County | Aldo Leopold Center | Presentations & demonstrations by regional artists & artisans | 608.355.0279 | aldoleopold.org

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Chili Supper Fundraiser & Program 7pm -10pm | Lindina Busy Bees 4H Club | Bee Hive, N3396 Duffy Rd, Mauston

Kendall Holiday Craft Fair Kendal Community Hall, 219 W South Railroad St, Kendall WI |

Fall Harvest Dinner St James Lutheran Church, 1106 S Main St, Necedah | 608.565.7252

NOVEMBER

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Holiday Craft & Gift Show

6pm | Food & Entertainment | Necedah Town Hall, 101 Center St, Necedah | Benefit for local food pantry’s | 608.847.4142 | mauston.com/chamber

Hunter’s Spaghetti Dinner Mauston, WI | Juneau County | United Methodist Church, 420 Suszycki Dr | 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm | All You Can Eat Spaghetti Dinner | 608.847.5964 | maustonumc.com

234 State Street Mauston | 3pm | mauston.com/chamber

Thanksgiving Dinner Feast Hustler, WI | Juneau County | Harmony Bistro | 11 am – 2 pm | Enjoy a scrumptious meal with community and friends | Toll Free 877.427.3719 | fountainchateau.com/bistro

Thanksgiving Dinner Feast

Mauston, WI | Juneau County | Mauston High School | 9 am – 3 pm | Festive holiday shopping for the whole family | 608.847.4142 | mauston.com/chamber

Christmas Benefit Concert

Movie at Two Sisters

Mauston, WI | Juneau County | Juneau County Moose Lodge | Enjoy a scrumptious meal with community and friends | 608.847.7833 | lodge1913. moosepages.org

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Boorman House Open House 11am – 7pm | 211 N Union St, Mauston, | Juneau County Historical Society | 608.847.4142 |mauston.com/chamber

Elroy Craft Fair and Quilt Show Royal School Complex, 1501 Academy St, Elroy


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Holiday Parade Mauston, WI | Juneau County | 6 pm | Fun for the whole family 608.847.4142 | mauston.com/chamber

Boorman House Open House 11am – 7pm| 211 N Union St, Mauston, | Juneau County Historical Society | 608.847.4142 |mauston.com/chamber

Santa’s House Mauston, WI | Juneau County | Hatch Public Library | 1 pm - 3pm | Kids can have their picture taken with Santa | 608.847.4142 | mauston.com/chamber

Lighted Holiday Parade Wonewoc, WI | Juneau County | 6 pm | 608.464.3114 | wonewocwisc.com

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Lighted Holiday Parade Necedah, WI | Juneau County | 608.565.2261 | necedah.us

Movie at Two Sisters 234 State Street Mauston | 3pm | 608.847.4142 | mauston.com/chamber

Muskies Matter LLC Pool Tournament | Tentative | 608.847.4142 |mauston.com/chamber

family medicine | maternity care | pediatrics | hearing care lab testing | X-rays | counseling | diabetes education NEW LISBON FAMILY MEDICAL CENTER 901 West Bridge St | 562-3111 www.milebluff.com

We Have Mathews, Mission by Mathews & Parker

d Outdoor Gun Ranges Indoor Archery anran ges for parties Rent our

Range Memberships Available

Breakfast with Santa Camp Douglas Community Hall, 304 Center St, Camp Douglas | Armed Forces Committee fundraiser | takemp213@ gmail.com or campdouglaswi.com

$30/year Single • $55/year Family

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

Christmas Dinner Mauston, WI | Juneau County | United Methodist Church, 420 Suszycki Dr | 11 am – 1 pm | Free ham dinner with games & entertainment | 608.847.5964 | maustonumc.com

N6772 Germantown Rd., New Lisbon • 608-562-3492

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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JUNEAU COUNTY ANCIENT ARTIFACTS

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ative Americans left an indelible mark on south-central Wisconsin and many dedicated Ho-Chunk are still working hard today to preserve that legacy. Deanna Laufenberg, New Lisbon Library Director, received a donation from the Harry Mortensen family that took years to collect that is several thousands of years old. During the 1960s, Mortensen collected more than 12,000 Native American artifacts, dating from 500-1200 A.D. With more than 4,000 pieces — all found in Juneau County — it’s one of the largest personal collections in the state. Mortensen’s goal was to keep his vast collection in Juneau County and give future generations the opportunity to enjoy artifacts from a time when Wisconsin

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looked very different from the state we know today. The New Lisbon library also received arrowheads and other artifacts from Roger Mortensen (no relation). Some of Harry Mortensen’s collection is more than 10,000 years old. One of the most unique items among the artifacts is a fragment of melted sand, hardened after a lighting strike and preserved for centuries. The library isn’t the only place in New Lisbon to find ancient native history. New Lisbon Indian Mounds Park, also known as Gee’s Slough Group, is located on Indian Mounds Road, a few miles south of New Lisbon on Highway 12 and 16. The park features several rolling burial mounds and the sacred native landmark was placed on

the National Register of Historic Places in the 1970s. The Town of Armenia also features several effigy mounds, along with Mauston and several other spots in south central Wisconsin. Natives of Juneau County left their mark in other ways, too. Near Hustler, ancient petroglyphs are etched into the stone along Twin Bluffs and the bluff at the mouth of the Lemonweir River. The pictorial etchings (one resembles a thunderbird) are believed to have been carved by the Winnebago HoChunk tribe between 100 B.C. to 1650 A.D. Despite many natives being driven away from the local area, their impact remains. Their names and culture can be found in almost any direction one looks.


AREA ATTRACTIONS ■ The Boorman House

This 1876 Victorian mansion was built by Benjamin C. Boorman, a native of England. 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. The Boorman House is located at 211 N. Union St., Mauston WI 53948. 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

■ 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 effigy 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.

■ 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

■ 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

■ 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. 608-562-3213

■ 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. 608-847-9300

■ 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

■ Mauston Dam

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

■ 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

■ 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

■ Wisconsin National Guard 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. 608-427-1280, 101 Independence Dr., Camp Douglas WI 54618. Open to the public Wednesday thru Saturday 9am-4pm and Sunday 10am-2pm.

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THINGS TO DO: BIKING & HIKING

Plan A Hiking Adventure If you’re thirsting for new experiences and would like to discover different parts of the area without spending too much money, why not try hiking. It’s good physical exercise, an excellent way of getting in touch with nature and is sure to satisfy your need of adventure. Hiking is above all a great opportunity to discover forests, lakes, rivers and hillsides while being environmentally responsible. Moreover, it’s a sport which is becoming extremely popular as a physical activity which can be adapted to the individual. Juneau County has such diverse terrain, you can hike through woods, plains, marshes, forests, savannas, quarries, sandy shorelines, hills, bluffs, dells, and other breathtaking natural scenic areas. Some of our favorite hiking trails include: Necedah National Wildlife Refuge, Buckhorn State Park or find an interactive map at www.JuneauDells.com 16 | www.juneaucounty.com

Family Bike Tour Bike touring is a great way for friends and family to explore and visit a specific region or area. Together you can get a feel for the terrain, take in the smells and sights, explore the history, and culture, meet new people and have experiences that aren’t always possible in other modes of transportation. Plus is a great physical activity for health. We have alot to offer. Try Biking 101 miles of connected State Trails. From Great River State Trail Marshland to Onalaska. LaCrosse River State Trail Onalaska to Sparta. Elroy-Sparta State Trail Sparta to Elroy or the “400” State Trail Elroy to Reedsburg. Visit www.bike4trails.com


THINGS TO DO: CAMPING

Camping Fun Juneau County is home to Beautiful Buckhorn State Park located on Castle Rock Lake. Buckhorn State Park is a paradise for water enthusiasts, hunters, hikers, campers and nature lovers. The park and two adjacent state wildlife areas cover more than 8,000-acres on a peninsula in the Castle Rock Flowage of the Wisconsin River and along the connecting Yellow River. Family and group campsites, unique cart-in camping, a cabin for people with disabilities, canoe trail, and an accessible fishing pier, are all available at Buckhorn State Park There are many private resorts and campgrounds located in Juneau County. Be sure to check out the varieties of campgrounds, each have something special to offer!

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THINGS TO DO: GOLF

Golfing Adventures Whether golfing is your passion or just an occasional pastime, Juneau County offers a variety of courses for your pleasure. From the novice to the professional golfer, be assured an adventure awaits you! Experience the charm of Juneau County with a club in your hand! Plan a few days in Juneau County and golf all three of our courses for a challenge you won’t soon forget.

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THINGS TO DO: FISHING

Find Your Favorite Fishing Spot Juneau County has so much to offer the sportsman! Maybe catching that big elusive fish is what you enjoy, no matter which type, because you’ll find them all right here! Fishing is a great activity to enjoy with your family and friends that can be done at any age. It’s easy to learn how to fish, it just takes a little time and practice. Try your luck fishing at the Necedah National Wildlife Refuge which includes Northern pike and bullheads which inhabit refuge waters, as well as, black crappies, bluegills, and sunfish. Sprague and Goose pools are open to fishing from June 1 through September 15 and December 15 through March 15. Suk Cerney Flowage is open year round, except during waterfowl season. Harvey’s Pond is open year round.

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THINGS TO DO: NATURE & BIRD WATCHING

Become Nature-wise Children are fascinated by nature discovery. When parents revisit nature through the eyes of children, we’re reminded that life, when all is said and done, is still infinitely a beautiful place. Take time to get to know the birds who share our habitat is a wonderful pastime for families. It’s good, clean fun, and builds values of respect and compassion for nature and all living things. Any time of year is good for viewing birds. Each season offers a new experience on how birds cope within the environment. During spring and fall, mass migration of some birds takes place — an outstanding phenomenon. Children begin to notice similarities and differences in birds and that builds their skill for identifying birds. But the really fun part of bird watching is observing bird behavior.

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THINGS TO DO: CANOEING, KAYAKING & SWIMMING

Public Swimming Beaches There are plenty of places to swim on Castle Rock Lake because the lake is mostly a sand bottom and has plenty of spots along the shoreline that are about 3 to 5 feet deep. Buckhorn State Park which is open to the Public has about 10 miles of frontage. If you are looking for a nice sandy beach open to the Public for swimming there are two Castle Rock County Parks, one in Adams County and the other in Juneau County, WI. These two waterfront parks have lifeguards on staff part of the time.

Get Out and Go Canoeing The world of canoeing is jam-packed with new skills to learn and adventures to be had, making it a great sport. One of the best ways to get your kids canoeing is to head out on a family paddle and if you want to keep an eye on young children, sharing a boat can be the perfect solution. A 16-foot canoe is big enough for two adults, two small kids, a dog and a picnic.

Lake Petenwell is the second largest body of water in Wisconsin. This 431 acre park is on a beautiful lake with a designated swimming area, boat launch/harbor of refuge, playground equipment and hiking trails, heated showers and restroom facilities. Castle Rock County Park is open year-round. This 141 acre park is on the fourth largest body of water in Wisconsin. The park also includes a designated swimming area, boat launch, game room, playground equipment, heated showers and restroom facilities. Concessions and firewood available.

The most important consideration is to choose a craft that allows your youngsters to participate in the paddling but you can also pilot on your own. Basic paddling strokes engage muscles you don’t generally use, so it’s worth practicing somewhere before allowing the kids onboard. Canoeing is also a great couple sport. What could be more romantic than canoeing down a slow moving river or gliding atop a mirror-still lake? With the chirping of the birds, the quiet splash of your oars and the conversation, canoeing can be a great way to reconnect with your partner while enjoying all the beauty that nature has around you.

Kayaking Adventures One of the best things about kayaking is that it’s a healthy and fun activity that you can do alone or share with your whole family. Not only is it a fun physical activity where everyone can expend excess energy, but it’s also a wonderful way to connect with the nature. It can be a welcome outdoor activity that allows all members of the family to connect with each other and with nature. Kayaking doesn’t require a lot of strength which makes it the perfect activity for family members of all ages. Not only are sit-ontops great for paddling around the lake, but they also make really fun platforms from which to jump into the water and swim (always remembering to never dive, but to jump in feet first). They’re easy to get back on after a swim and they aren’t restrictive which will make children feel at ease.

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THINGS TO DO: HUNTING & ATV TRAILS

Hunting - A Family Tradition Hunting, is a true American pastime, is something that we can share with one another. It is a tradition that’s passed from generation to generation, person to person, as we learn valuable life lessons and participate in a special rite of passage.

ATV/UTV Adventures As residents can attest to, Juneau County has some of the most diverse and appealing scenery in the country, from the hills to the forests, the bluffs and the waterways. Each corner of the county has something special to offer. With the expansion of ATV routes, visitors can exit at any of the four Juneau County I90/94 exits, eat and stay locally, and hop on their vehicles to explore the area. 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.

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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 of our clubs and experience a fun-filled, rewarding ride. Please check with the townships to see if they have any additional ordinances prior to ATV use. For township contact information, visit www.juneaucounty.com/atving.html

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Juneau County has so much to offer the sportsman, whether it’s hunting whitetail, wild turkey, bear, coyote, ducks & geese, or even delicious wild mushrooms, this is the place you want to be!


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NECEDAH NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE

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he Necedah National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center is a MUST SEE when coming to the refuge, especially if it’s your first time! The Visitor Center opened in 2011 and is fully equipped with everything you need for an enjoyable and educational visit to the refuge. Hands-on minds-on exhibits, naturalist led programs, and great viewing areas await our guests. Visitor Center staff can assist you with current wildlife sightings, trail conditions and refuge information before exploring the 44,000 acres of refuge. You can also sign out binoculars, bird books, or explorer backpacks from 9:00 am to 3:30 pm daily and be sure to check out the Karner Korner Nature Store. Activities: Hiking, Hunting, Fishing, Wildlife Observation, Nature Photography, Cross-country Skiing, Snowshoeing, Environmental Education and Interpretation. Location: 2 miles North of Hwy 21 on Headquarters Rd. Hours of Operation: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm Mon. – Sat. Yearround Closed: Sundays, Federal Holidays, Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve

Please call as you plan your visit; our hours are subject to change. Necedah National Wildlife Refuge N11385 Headquarters Road Necedah, WI 54646 (608) 565-2551 or (800) 877-8339 TTY Plan your next visit at www.fws.gov/refuge/Necedah/

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NECEDAH NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE

Observation Tower Trail The Observation Tower Trail is 0.8 miles and winds through the refuge’s forested habitats adjacent to the shore of Rynearson Pool #1. This trail offers a two story observation tower with a viewing scope as well as a small viewing blind at the far-east end. Sunrise at the tower offers amazing and unique sights and sounds. Spend some time here and watch as wading birds emerge from grasses and sedges. Ducks and other waterfowl love dabbling in the shallow waters of the pool and loafing on the white sandbars during the summer months. Along the trail be on the lookout for distinct black bear tracks, eye-catching scarlet tanagers, and badger burrows! The viewing blind offers cover for viewing and photographing wildlife in the backwater areas of the pool.

Boghaunter Trail Looking for an adventure? Boghaunter Trail System offers the longest trails on the refuge with a combined total of over 6 miles of trails to explore. Trail loops wind through the different habitats of the refuge while showcasing Necedah’s amazing species diversity. The trail is named for the endangered Ringed-boghaunter dragonfly occasionally found here. Hikers should expect to find something of interest on at least one of these trails! Combined, Meadow Beauty and Boardwalk Loop are over 2.5 miles long. The Tamarack Loop stretches over 3.6 miles and offers a slightly more challenging trail with some hills and forest in addition to wetland and prairie vistas. Watch for aerial wildlife such as dragonflies and damselflies or for larger mammals such as deer, bear, wolves and bobcat.

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Muskrat Loop only takes 10 minutes to stroll around. Stop at the viewing scopes to scan the wetland for whooping cranes and trumpeter swans. Looking for more? Hike the Karner Loop which winds through forest and savanna along with Rynearson Pool #2. The Visitor Center has outdoor bathrooms that are open from dawn to dusk on the West side of the building.

Are you in search of the endangered Karner blue butterfly? Hike the 0.8 mile Lupine Loop in late May and late July to watch for this dimed size beauty! The remainder of the year, this trail offers dynamic views of the backwater areas of Goose Pool. Be sure to check out the photo blind nestled along the shore line to look for both birds and other wildlife. Who knows what you will find!

If you are looking for a leisurely stroll through the woods, WhiteTail Loop is definitely your style! Explore one of Necedah’s forests and the wildlife that inhabits it by walking this 1.7 mile trail. This trail is famous for wildlife viewing and a quiet peek into the upland forested areas of our 44,000 acre landscape. This dynamic trail offers opportunities for both serenity and exciting wildlife photography!

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Harvey’s Pond Trail is a 0.7 mile, mowed trail that winds between marshy lowlands and forested upland habitats. Whether it’s from the bank of the pond or the pier, fishing Harvey’s Pond is a great way to enjoy the refuge. Species you may encounter can include Northern pike, largemouth bass, pumpkinseed, bluegill, yellow perch, crappie and brown bullhead. This spot is the most popular fishing area on the refuge! Although the pond is small in size, Harvey’s Pond is huge when it comes to its abundance of wildlife. Look for beavers, river otters, and aquatic insects which may include both damselfly and dragonfly larvae. Harvey’s Pond offers a wonderful opportunity to discover the diversity that makes Necedah NWR special during any time of the year.


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Hustler is a quiet little village set in an unglaciated area of Wisconsin. The Camp Douglas Omaha Bike Trail runs through the § ¦ ¨ center of town and § ¦ ¨ Camp Douglas connects with the 400 State Trail and the Douglas, " ) Elroy-Sparta Camp State Trail. As you nestled proceed rugged peaks southward toamong the statethe trails, you pass | 608-427-3355 |through campgdouglaswi.com natural rockand formations veryof scenic hillsides a tunnel.

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Amish country is not far away from Hustler, and the flavor of candy, bakery items, furniture and crafts from the Amish are abundant. Mill Bluff State Park is located just 10 miles north of Hustler. Union Center The park has beautiful rock formations, camping, a picnic area with a shelter, swimming beach and hiking trail. A friendly town, Hustler welcomes all visitors.

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Station The Lyndon city of Mauston wa | 608-666-2500 | lyndonstation-wi.com A Farmer’s Market is held every Saturday morning as a Lyndon village Station in 1860.is Mauston in the Southeastern Juneau County on Highways June section throughofOctober, and numerous craft12/16 and thrift became the county seat in and Interstate 90/94 near the beautiful Arbor State Park. It’s a quick eight shops Rocky are available for the adventurous shopper. 1864. Mauston has the largest mile trip to Wisconsin Dells. Lyndon Station is features one of the impressive If camping your hobby, the most Mauston area population of all cities, towns Veteran’s Memorials in the area. provides It is also home to the Friends and Family Cancer opportunities that range from backpacking and villages in Juneau County. Foundation. Visitors can get behind microphone during one of karaoke intothe wilderness surroundings, tothe a campground As the county seat, Mauston nights in downtown Lyndon Station. where you can drive your travel trailer in and involved in community cooperation hook up to electricity and plumbing. s and residents alike. Five of its From hiking to biking, snowmobiling to es are members of the Fortune 500. horseback riding, boating swimming or skiing, r River glides through town and you’ll find it in or around the Mauston area. utiful setting at Riverside Park.

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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.

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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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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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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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Buckhorn Trails Central Sands Nature Trail (1.5 miles)—Ten interpretive signs have been placed along the way to help you learn about this sandy area. Turkey Hollow Trail (1.5 mile) runs into the Central Sands Nature Trail. It also will take you to backpack sites 4-7 and 13-15. Partridge Trail (1 mile) begins and ends at the Hunter Parking Lot A near the T intersection. It also connects to the Turkey Hollow Trail and winds through an oak woods. Watch for pileated and red-headed woodpeckers; they’re quite a sight. This trail will take you to backpack sites 17-19. Oak Barrens Nature Trail (1.5 mile) leads you through oak and pine barrens and prairie areas. A short portion is paved and accessible. Turtle Trail (.4 mile) leads to the kids’ fishing pond. A fishing pier built by area Eagle Scouts is there, and the Friends of Buckhorn stocked the pond with bluegills, catfish, and bass. Canoe Interpretive Trail (1.5 mile)—Bring your canoe or kayak or rent one at the park and explore the canoe interpretive trail. Ten numbered posts along the shoreline mark points of interest. At the canoe launch or office, pick up a brochure describing these sites. The 1.5-mile trail usually requires 60-90 minutes, but plan for more time. Buckhorn Campground Trail (.53 mile)— A crushed rock trail for walking or biking leads from the campground towards the day use area.

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Buckhorn State Park is a paradise for water enthusiasts, hunters, hikers, location campers and nature lovers. The park and two adjacent state wildlife areas cover more than 8,000-acres on a peninsula in the Castle Rock Flowage of the Wisconsin River and along the connecting Yellow River. Family and group campsites, unique cart-in camping, a cabin for people with disabilities, canoe trail and an accessible fishing pier, are all available at Buckhorn State Park. The park is open year-round from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. Vehicle admission sticker is required. Camping fees for the Wisconsin State Park System. Hunting and fishing licenses apply. Canoe and kayak rentals are available in season from the Friends of Buckhorn State Park. Contact the park office for more information. The Friends of Buckhorn State Park work on numerous park projects and events throughout the year, including the annual photography contest, candlelight hikes and summer naturalist programs. Please contact the park office for more information or to join the Friends of Buckhorn.


JUNEAU COUNTY PARKS 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. Wilderness Park is over 80 acres and has over 100 campsites for tents and trailers. 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. 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. Maps of Castle Rock and Wilderness Campgrounds can be viewed at http://www. juneaucounty.com/camping-resorts.html You can see the layout and amenities, then call to make your reservation for the camping site you would like. Camping reservations for Castle Rock Park can be made at 608-847-9389 or 608-847-7089. Castle Rock Park Office Hours: Office is open Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day weekend Sunday-Thursday - 9am to 7pm Friday - 8am to 10pm Saturday - 8am to 9pm Physical Park Address: N6700 22nd Ave. Mauston WI 53948 (off of HWY G) For GPS location use “Castle Rock County Park, Mauston, WI”

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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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BIKE TRAILS

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Tunnel along the Elroy-Sparta Trail.

The Juneau County Omaha Bike Trail is 12.5 miles of seal-coated 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.juneaucounty.com For additional information, please visit www.elroy-sparta-trail.com or www.400statetrail.org

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Arts & Crafts Market RC Aircraft Display/Show Antique/Classic Car Show Antique Farm Machinery Experimental & Home Built Aircraft on Display . . . And MUCH MORE!

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YOUNG EAGLE DAY June 2017 Free Plane Rides for 8-17 yrs. of age!

BREAKFAST 7:00am to 10:30am LUNCH 10:30am to 2:00pm Breakfast, lunch and refreshments served by the Mauston Lions Club Sponsored by EAA Chapter 1365, Oakdale Electric Co., JCDEC, Lemonwier Valley Telephone & Lynx 24, City of Mauston Room Tax Committee, City of New Lisbon, Rudig Jensen-Ford-Chysler-Dodge-Jeep, Hartje Lumber,WRJC, Phillips Pharmacy, Joe Bollig Construction For General Information Contact Tom Chudy at 608-547-6503 or 608-565-2136 • email: tchudy@accratech.com

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AMISH DRIVING TOURS

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AMISH COMMUNITIES Old world ways found in Juneau County It has been reported that Wisconsin is quickly growing into the state with the fourth largest Amish population. A fact many Juneau County locals wouldn’t in the least find surprising. Whether you’re driving down one of the many country roads through the rolling hills or you stop by any one of the many local farmer’s markets or festivals, you will be sure to see what we all know, the Amish community is just one segment of the population to call Juneau County home. Often confused for Amish are the Old German Baptist Brethren and Mennonites , two cultures who also live and work within Juneau County communities. All three share a common history and roots, and all three call the rolling hills and valleys of Juneau County home. You can find the fruits of their labor for sale at various shops, festivals and outside markets. Known for their cheese making, wood crafts and furniture, along with their quilts - each item represents a living history.

Woodside Sports Complex 3 mi. away

PARK OASIS INN

WI Dells minutes away

Family Suites • Hot Tub Lounge • Sauna 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

Where the Fun Begins! Mauston Area Chamber of Commerce Caring for you...and about you!

608-847-4142 503 State Rd.382 East Unit Located inside the 651 N. Union St., Bank of Mauston Mauston, WI 53948 Mauston, WI 53948

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

(608) 847-2632

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

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full-service pharmacy drive-through prescription pick-up • over-the-counter medications • screenings & immunizations • home medical supplies & equipment • digital photo processing • cards, gifts & coffee bar

Stop in to learn about our loyalty reward and 90-day generic prescription programs!

123 East State Street | Mauston | 608-847-5949 Prescription dispensing services are also available at Mile Bluff Clinic in Mauston, and Mile Bluff’s Elroy and Necedah family medical centers. www.juneaucounty.com | 41


Shop Where There is Something for Everyone! • Open Bowling • Game Room • Pool Tables • Darts, Big Screen TV’s • Homemade Pizzas & Sandwiches • Take & Bake Pizzas including Gluten-Free • Char-Grilled Steaks & Burgers • Great food in a casual atmosphere! • Friday Night Fish Fry • 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

Thursday Cruise Nites every Thursday 6 - 9 p.m. in the summer. Bring in your classic car and get a free drink and 50% off a pizza (dine in only)

Scrapbooks and Supplies • Paper • Stamps • Stencils • Punches • Tools • Pet Supplies • Household Items

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Silk Flowers Fabric & Yarn Greeting Cards Log Cabin Decor

BETTER BUYS OUTLET MART & CRAFT SHOPPE 508E Gateway Ave. (Hwy 82), Mauston • 847-7379 Open 9 am - 5 pm Daily

Burr Oak WINERY n5873 Hwy. 12 & 16, Between new Lisbon & Mauston

Wine Tasting

Open 7 DayS a Week 11:00-5:00

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

Hwy. 82 E., Mauston

Just west of the Interstate

608-847-4000

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

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thayer’s

Jewelry

BEHinD EVERY PROJECT is a Mauston

“Our CustOmers are the real Gems” Your Full Service Jeweler Diamonds • Watches • 14K Jewelry Diamond Setting and Watch Repair CRaig, Kathy & 128 E. State St. tREnt thayER Mauston, Wi 53948 info@thayersjewelry.com (608) 847-4716 www.thayersjewelry.com

601 N. Union St. Mauston, WI 53948

Full Line of Hardware DJ’s small EnginE Paint Specialist Small Engine Repair Plumbing • Electrical Service & Sales (608)847-6029

Looking for Something Unique & Affordable? Greenhouse & Bulk Food Store

Accept Debit / Credit Cards / Foodshare • Greenhouse eenhouse open late • Apple Cider - Caramel Apples Car April through July - Jams Jellies - Sorhgum • U Pick Strawberries: June Local- Honey & Maple Syrup • Asparagus: June • Pumpkins & Fall Decorations in Season • Fresh Picked Apples: Aug-Dec • Gluten Free Products - You pick apples • Gifts • Cal & Jo’s Barnyard • Produce in season throughout summer Fall Harvest Days: 2nD weekenD in OCt Blacksmith ksmith • Making Apple Butter • Corn Cor Maze • Other Fall Activities Open year rOunD M-sat 8:30 - 5:30

7428 State Hwy 82 • 2 miles W of Mauston • 608-847-7028 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.

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547-1003

Goat’s Milk: Soaps & Lotions Essential Oils Emu Oil Amish Jams www.suezques.com

Lodge Décor Home Décor Collectibles 1001 WI-58 North, Mauston

Toll free order line: 866-213-6818 www.clarkshoovesnfeathers.com

Emu u Oil & Emu Em Oil Products Handmade Soaps -Vegan Friendly -Plant Based Formula

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Beauty Salon Family Hair Care

•Full Service Salon •Waxing Call 847-7871 or Stop by 514 Mansion St., Mauston

What are YO YOU missing?

Let us help you hear clearly.... Even minor hearing loss can cause you to miss out on some BIG things. Have your hearing tested to discover what you’ve missing. ve be been en m issi is sing ng.

...because some words are too important to miss. Hearing services are available in Mauston, New Lisbon, Lake Delton & Friendship.

Call 608-847-1414 for information.

Home Furniture & Appliances Where Quality & Customer Service Come First!

“Great Stuff for Not A Lotta 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

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BTU

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534 LaCrosse St., Mauston, WI 53948

• We Service What We Sell • Free Delivery In Area • We Haul Away Your Old Appliances For No Charge With Purchase • 12 Mo No Interest Financing • Small Town Friendly Reliable Service

101 Prospect Street, Mauston, (608) 847-4949 www.maustonfurnitureappliances.com Debbie Kay, Owner

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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 well-known 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 Baraboo River

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

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. For a shorter about 2-hour paddle to Riverside Park put-in at the Outdoors Forever landing reached from Hwy 12/16 about 1.5 miles West of Mauston. Watch for the boat landing sign by the bridge. 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: www.waterdata.usgs.gov/wi/nwis/rt and go to New Lisbon on the Lemonweir. From below the Mauston Dam down to 19th Street 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

Serving the Community For Over 10 Years

ELROY 608.462.8282

NECEDAH 608.565.7173 Dr. Christopher Karas

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Resort www.camptherock.com and 4 miles downstream 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: www.waterdata.usgs.gov/wi/ nwis/rt. For more information go to www.juneaucounty.com/canoekayak-tube.html.

Yellow River For a wilderness experience, paddle from Hwy F east of Finley to the 9th Street Bridge east of Sprague. Best if the Necedah River Gauge reads over 10 feet. From Necedah to the Castle Rock Flowage the put-in is at the 9th 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-kayak-tube.html and river level information www.waterdata.usgs.gov/wi/nwis/rt and click on the Yellow River readout.

family medicine | maternity care | massage therapy lab testing | X-rays | prescription dispensing services diabetes education | nutrition guidance ELROY FAMILY MEDICAL CENTER 1515 Academy St | 462-8466 www.milebluff.com


DINING

Fresh Homemade, Specialty Pizzas

Including Gluten-Free or Create Your Own! Dine-In, Carryout or Tak ak & ake Bake

Delicious Burgers

& Exceptional Sandwiches

FRIDAY NIGHT FISH FRY Y CHARGRIllED STEAkS & BuRGERS

Mouth Watering Steaks, Homemade Soups & Appetizers

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

608-548-2633

Catering, Meeting & Banquet Rooms

for Small or Large Events

Hwy. 82 E, Mauston

608-847-4000

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

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N1068 Hwy. K, Mauston 608-847-5104

Lobster, Crab Legs, Fish, Shrimp, Steak & more! Serving lunch & dinner.

dAiLy SpeCiALS FAn FAVoRiTeS Crab Cakes King Crab Legs Peel n’ Eat Jumbo Shrimp Ribeye

Breaded Shrimp Friday: Baked Cod Fried Catfish Smelt

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TeXAS SMoKehouSe BBQ with ALL the fixin’s

N6828 Hwy. 58, New Lisbon 608-847-3474

517 State Road 82 E. Mauston 608-548-4610 www.logcabindeliandcheese.com

Featuring • 100+ Types of Wisconsin Cheese • Freshly Baked Goods • Fresh Take & Bake Pizzas • Gluten Free Subs, Pizza Crusts & Desserts • Fresh Cheese Curds & Spreads • Homemade Deli Salads

STAND

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

VIENNA HOT DOGS & ITALIAN SAUSAGE ITALIAN BEEF NACHOS & FRIES CHEESE CURDS CHICKEN NUGGETS & MORE! Monday 11 a.m.-2 p.m.; Tuesday-Saturday 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.

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608-562-5931

Friday Fish Fry & Saturday Prime Rib Full Bar

• Landjaegers • Kielbasa • Cheese & Sausage Platters

Check out our $5 Mon-Fri Lunch Specials 11 am - 1pm • Deli Sandwiches • Homemade Soups & Salads

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Homemade Pasta

• European Meats & Sausage

• Polish & Italian Specialties

HOT DOG

Italian & American Cuisine

DJ’s & Bands on Weekends

(from Memorial Day to Labor Day)

Pontoon Rentals N6895 Ridgewater Dr. Mauston (Next to Castle Rock Park off Hwy. G)

See our daily specials on facebook

608-350-0555

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DINING MOTEL-BAR-GRILL-CAMPGROUND

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Join us for breakfast or lunch Wed. - Sat. 7 a.m. - 1 p.m. Sunday 9:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Call to reserve our Bistro for your family gatherings and parties.

Amish Driving & Bike Tour Maps Available Here 202 E. Main Street, Hustler 608-427-3787 www.fountainchateau.com

Serving the area for 38 years! Friday Fish Fry (In Season)

All Occasion Banquet Facilities Try our Char-broiled Burgers! 2 miles N. of MaustonoffHwy.58

608.847.4658

www.castlerockgolfcourse.com

Friday Night Fish Fry

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

The AreA’s FAvoriTe supper Club Casual priCes

with an elegant taste!

Steaks and Seafood Home of the 3½ lb. Pizza Gourmet Lunch & Dinner Specials

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

BBQ Rack Ribs Slow Roasted & Char Grilled

All You Can Eat

www.thelittlecranecafe.com

Chicken & Fish with 21 item soup & salad bar - $12.99

A destination location since 2004 for excellent food, friendly service & reasonable prices

County Rd. Z to Dover Drive On Castle Rock Lake

Daily Specials Mon. – Burger Basket Specials Mon. & Wed. – Peel & Eat Shrimp Special Tues. – $2 off Pizzas & $10 buckets of Beer (dine-in only) Wed. – Blue Gill & AUCE Catfish Specials 8 pc. Chicken Dinner with basket of Tanglers Thurs. – 10 oz. Sirloin Steak Dinners or 14 oz. Fresh Cut Ribeye Fri. - Fish Fry Sat. – Prime Rib for 2 & Steak Specials Hand Cut Ribeyes, 10 oz. Sirloin Steak

BREAKFAST ALL DAY

Sun. – AUCE Chicken & Ribs Outdoor Cookout on the Deck D.J. 1-6 p.m.

1111 S. Main St. - Necedah (608)565-2459 Open 7am - 2pm Closed Wednesdays

Breakfast served Saturday & Sunday Memorial Day – Labor Day N7265 Shacks Road, Mauston

608-847-2401

on the Adams Co. side of Castle Rock Lake

FRidAyS at 4 p.m. 2,000 sq. ft. Private Lounge

Phone (608) 339-6300 Open year round

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

Costa Ricky’s Beach Bar

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

www.carlsonsrusticridge.com

Book Your FamilY reunions, Wedding Parties & BirthdaYs uP to 100 PeoPle. 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 main ATV & Snowmobile Trails!

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LODGING

RV Campground Resort LLC

RENT A PRIVATE VACATION GUEST HOME! Castle Rock • Petenwell Lakes 2nd & 4th largest lakes in Wisconsin

In Tucked

the Hills of Dorset

Valle y

Trail-Side

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

Waterfront & offshore privacy Only 3.5 hours from Chicago or Minneapolis 30-45 minutes N. of Wisconsin Dells Over 20 homes to choose from Privately owned, year-round homes Accommodations for 4-16 Weekly, nightly, monthly rentals

Mid-Point of Elroy-Sparta Bike Trail

Double Occupancy, $95-$115 Hearty Breakfast Included

• Rollaways • In Ground Heated Pool • Swing Set for the Kids

(888) 435-6525

888-404-2688

Amish Driving & Bike Tour Maps Available Here

Visit our website for pictures, descriptions and rates.

www.cottagekeeper.com

TIKI BAR

MOTEL-BAR-GRILL-CAMPGROUND

Sat. & Sun.

Open: Wed-Sun. 11am-Close

Riverside

Camping & Cabins Seasonal Sites Available

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 camptherock.com 52 | www.juneaucounty.com

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@wellslakeside.com

• Motel, Bar & Grill on site • ATV Trails • Appetizers & Pizza • Delicious Burgers & Sandwiches

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

 All sites have full hookups  60 'X 80' of space (these campsites are for seasonal or short-term camping)  12-40' X 85' pull-through sites for short-term campers only  Gravel pad for trailer & parking  Picnic table & fire ring  WI State Park Sticker (for seasonal campers)

 Free use of the Center Park facilities  Pools: 1800 sq ft, 700 sq ft toddler & 100 sq ft hot tub  Splash Pad  Miniature golf course  Center Park Wi-Fi  Children’s playground  Recreation & Picnic area  Community pavilion  Bathhouse w/free showers  Laundry facilities  Indoor children's play area Necedah, Wisconsin at W4676 30th St. Phone: 608-565-3825 Cell: 262-308-0612 summerhideawayrv.com Check us out on


LODGING St. Joseph Resort

Woodside Sports Complex 3 miles away

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

Cabins • Motel Campground Honeymoon Cabin

RV V Campground & Log Cabin Resort

The Area’s Newest Resort & Campground

STAY YOUR WAY Motel Rooms - Standard & Deluxe 1 & 2 Bedroom Cabins Honeymoon Cabin Camping Cabins Campground Seasonal Campsites from $1050/year.

AMENITIES WIFI Walking Trails Fish Cleaning Facility Access to County ATV Trails

FULL LOG LODGE SUITES

Large suites starting at

$49.95 (for a single)

Spa Showers, complimentary ice, 2 bars, 3 dining areas, covered outside seating & group fire pits Super weekly deal - $350/ week. Call for details.

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

N9671 Hwy. 80 S., Necedah 608-565-2262 thereelcampground.com Located 25 Min. N. of WI Dells Between Petenwell & Castle Rock Lakes

5 min. from Castle Rock Lake, Boat Landing & Necedah National Wildlife Refuge, 20 minutes from Golf Course, 30 minutes from Wisconsin Dells

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

PARK OASIS INN

WI Dells minutes away

Family Suites • Hot Tub Lounge • Sauna 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

GOLFING

playing golf is good for your health!

Serving the area for 38 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

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CAMPGROUNDS

RV V Campground & Log Cabin Resort

The Area’s Newest Resort & Campground

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.

25 - 50’x75’ sites with water & electric Shower & Flush Toilets Tent Sites Available Fire Rings

Best campground rates in the county. Seasonal Sites Available

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

Seasonal Camping at its Best!

Get Away in Luxury

2 Bars, 3 Dining Areas Covered Outside Seating Group Fire Pit

County Rd. Z to Dover Drive

on the Adams Co. side of Castle Rock Lake

Phone (608) 339-6300

“We mow your lawn!”

Seasonal RV & Park Model Sites available for 2017 Large,wooded 60x40 sites, water, metered electric & pump out service. Near restaurant & beach bar. Call to reserve your site

608-547-6620

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Full Hook-ups Water, Sewer & Electric Book Your Site Early

Rent, Rent-to-own or Own Your Site If you have a Mini-Home or Park Model we have the place to park it with year round usage, city water & city sewer. Year-Round Usage • 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

N9671 Hwy. 80 S., Necedah 608-565-2262 thereelcampground.com Located 25 Min. N. of WI Dells Between Petenwell & Castle Rock Lakes

Conveniently located close to Castle Rock Lake & Boat Landing, Golf, Wisconsin Dells and National Wildlife Refuge

Right on main ATV & Snowmobile Trails!


CAMPGROUNDS ARKDALE Cottage Keeper Vacation Homes 20+ on Castle Rock & Petenwell Lakes ............ 888-404-2688 CAMP DOUGLAS Eagle’s Nest Resort N11770 Hwy H ........................................................................... 608-427-3235 Mill Bluff State Park Campground 15819 Funnel Rd.................................. 608-427-6692 ELROY Schultz Park Camping Hwy 80/82 South................................................................ 608-462-2400 Allen Thompson Memorial Park Hwy 71 West.............................................. 608-462-2400 LYNDON STATION Bass Lake Campground N1497 Southern Rd....................................................... 608-666-2311 Bucks Crossing RV Resort 150 S East St.............................................................. 866-666-3009 Country Corners Bait & Tackle N3195 28th Ave............................................ 608-666-2717 Crockett Resort Camping & RV N2884 28th Ave............................................ 608-666-2040 Lyn-Dells Campground N1405 Hwys 12 & 16....................................................... 608-254-2121 River Bay Campground W1147 River Bay Rd....................................................... 608-254-7193 Yukon Trails Camping N2330 Hwy HH.................................................................... 608-666-3261 MAUSTON Bavarian Campsites W4796 Hwy. G......................................................................... 608-847-7039 Castle Rock Hideaway N6187 Cty Hwy G............................................................... 608-847-4475 Castle Rock Resort & Campground N4310 26th Ave................................. 608-847-6269 Juneau County Castle Rock Park Hwy. G......................................................... 608-847-7089 Wells Lakeside Cottages W4926 Hwy G.................................................................. 608-847-7286 NECEDAH Buckhorn Resort & Campground N8410 Hwy G.......................................... 608-565-2090 Buckhorn State Park Campground W8450 Buckhorn Pk Ave................... 608-565-2789 Juneau County Wilderness Park 3650 21st Ave N......................................... 608-565-7285 Moonlite Trails Campground W4641 9th Street East...................................... 608-565-6936 Reel Inn Campground N9671 State Road 80.......................................................... 608-565-2262 St. Joseph Resort W5630 Hwy 21................................................................................... 608-565-7258 Summer Hideaway 30th Street East............................................................................. 608-565-3825 NEW LISBON Cedar Springs Campground N7001 Hwy 58...................................................... 608-847-7676 Kennedy County Park Campground Hwy M.................................................. 608-847-9390 Li’L Yellow River Campground N7989 Hwy 80............................................... 608-562-5355 Little Pond Lodge N6768 State Rd 58........................................................................... 608-847-4593 Riverside Park Hwy 80 & Hog Island Rd...................................................................... 608-562-5213 WISCONSIN DELLS Arrowhead Resort Campground W1530 Arrowhead Rd............................. 608-254-7344 Dells Timberland Campground N1005 Hwy 12 & 16..................................... 608-254-2429 Eagle Flats Campground W864 Hwy J.................................................................. 608-254-2764 Edge-O-Dells Camping & Resort N555 US Hwy 12 & 16............................. 608-254-2429 Point Bluff Resort 3199 Hwy Z....................................................................................... 608-253-6181 Stand Rock Campground N570 Hwy N................................................................... 608-253-2169 WONEWOC Chapparal Campground S320 Hwy 33.................................................................. 608-464-3200 www.juneaucounty.com | 55


WELCOME TO JUNEAU COUNTY

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 second and 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

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. The county was named after Solomon Juneau, a Milwaukee legislator who influenced the legislation establishing Juneau 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. 56 | www.juneaucounty.com

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. 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. 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.


JUNEAU COUNTY HISTORY

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.

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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. 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 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. 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.

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Jackson Clinic Seasonal Camping at its Best! N1068 Hwy. K, Mauston 608-847-5104

You can Rent, Rent-to-own or Own Your Campsite

Annual Pig Roast Last Saturday in August Family Fun Limited Camping Available

HAPPy HouR

Get Away in Luxury

Thursdays 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.

If you have a Mini-Home or Park Model we have the place to park it with year round usage, city water & city sewer. We don’t shut down. 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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Huge Liquor Selection Over 50 High End Bourbons Over 1300 Wines

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519 State Rd. 82 E., Mauston, WI

608-847-4700 jandsliquor.com

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517 State Road 82 E. Mauston

608-548-4610

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Juneau County 2017 Visitor & Recreation Guide  
Juneau County 2017 Visitor & Recreation Guide