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

Juneau County 2018 VISITOR & RECREATION GUIDE

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Restaurant, Bar & Marina

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Daily Specials INCLUDING:

Friday Fish Fry & Saturday Prime Rib Homemade Pasta Pontoon Rentals Bands & DJ Every Weekend (from Memorial Day to Labor Day) Call to book your private party or wedding.

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Table of Contents AMISH TOURS.................................................. 34 ANCIENT ARTIFACTS ....................................... 57 AREA ATTRACTIONS ..........................................5 ATV TRAILS ..................................................... 44 BIKING ...................................................... 10-12 BOATING ........................................................ 16 CANOEING, KAYAKING & SWIMMING ............... 23 CAMPING ................................................... 41-43 DINING GUIDE ............................................ 35-37 EVENTS CALENDAR ..................................... 48-54 FESTIVALS ...................................................... 28 FISHING ......................................................... 18 GOLF ............................................................. 40 HIKING ............................................................6 HUNTING ....................................................... 45 JUNEAU COUNTY COMMUNITIES .................. 29-32 JUNEAU COUNTY HISTORY ............................... 57 LAKES & RIVERS .......................................... 19-22 LODGING GUIDE ........................................ 38-39 NATURE & BIRD WATCHING ......................... 25-27 NECEDAH NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE .......... 7-9 WELCOME TO JUNEAU COUNTY ........................ 55 WINTER RECREATION ..................................... 46

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 Loewe, 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 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

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

Hill Country Chamber of Commerce

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

Juneau County Economic Development Corporation

122 Main Street, P.O. Box 322 Camp Douglas, WI 54618 (608) 427-2070 or (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

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 or (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 Camp Douglas

304 Center Street Camp Douglas, WI 54618 (608) 427-3355 www.campdouglaswi.com

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

Village of Lyndon Station

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

Village of Necedah 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

Woodside Sports Complex

W4217 50th Street Mauston, WI 53948 (608) 316-1556 www.woodsidesports.com


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.

■ Woodside Sports Complex The Midwest’s largest all-turf sports complex. W4217 50th Street, Mauston, WI 53948 800-517-8360 woodsidesports.com www.juneaucounty.com | 5


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

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, 6 | www.juneaucounty.com

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”

Buckhorn State Park

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.


Necedah National Wildlife Refuge

The 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. Handson 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. Year-round 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 Eagles Nest: Enter the NNWR from Hwy 21 by turning onto Headquarters Road (4 miles from intersection of Hwy 21 & 80). At the first body of water on the right, pull off and park. Look for the pole standing up out of the water with a platform on top. Each year in early spring (February/March) a pair of Bald Eagles takes up residence in the nest on this platform. Use the telescope provided to get a closer look! White-Tail Loop Hike: Just a bit further along Headquarters Road is another pull off to the right for this trail head. If you are looking for a leisurely stroll through the woods, White-Tail 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! Visitor Center & Trails: The NNWR Visitor Center is a MUST SEE when coming to the refuge, especially if it’s your first time! Open Monday-Saturday from 9am-4pm (Closed Holidays), it is fully equipped with everything you need for an enjoyable and educational visit, such as hands-on minds-on exhibits, naturalistled programs, and great viewing areas. Staff can alert you to current wildlife sightings or trail conditions. Binoculars, books, snow shoes, and even explorer backpacks can be checked out for the day at no charge. The Muskrat Hiking Trail is a short loop that takes about 10 minutes to stroll around, and is handicap accessible. 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 is equipped with outdoor bathrooms on the West side of the building that are open from dawn to dusk. Suk Cerney Flowage: As you exit the Visitors Center Lot turn right onto Short Cut Road then look for the body of water on your left, Suk Cerney Flowage. Just like people, wildlife species have needs that must be met if they are to survive and reproduce. Water, food, shelter, and living space are the most important requirements for any species. The mission of the NNWR is “Wildlife Comes First”. We manage the land to provide quality habitat for wildlife and a quality outdoor experience for visitors. Boghaunter Trails: Leaving Suk Cerney, stay right and you’ll come to the Boghaunter Trail System which offers the longest trails on the refuge with a combined total of over 6 miles to explore! The trail loops wind through various habitats and demonstrate Necedah’s amazing species diversity. The trail system is named for the endangered Ringedboghaunter dragonfly occasionally found here. Combined, Meadow Beauty Loop and Boardwalk Loop are about 2.5 miles long. The Tamarack Loop stretches over 3.5 miles and offers a slightly more challenging hike with

some hills and forest in addition to wetland and prairie vistas. You’re sure to find something of interest! Watch for aerial wildlife such as dragonflies and damselflies, shorebirds such as whooping cranes, eastern kingbirds, and turkeys, or larger mammals such as deer, bear, wolves, and bobcat. An observation photo blind is located on the Northwest side of the trail near the Wildlife Viewing Area. Great place to use your binoculars or telescope!

down Bewick Road and turn left onto Sprague Mather Road. Just after 7th Avenue turns off to the right, you’ll see the structure used to control the water level in Sprague Pool, a “Low-Headed Dam”. Refuge pools are lowered in late spring to encourage the growth of waterfowl-loving plants such as Millet, Smartweed, Beggar Ticket, and Spikebrush. In early fall these pools are reflooded to provide feeding areas for geese, ducks, swans, Whooping and Sandhill Cranes.

Diversity Of Grasses: Leaving Boghaunter, turn right and continue on. At the T-intersection turn right onto 6th Avenue. The scene to your left may have looked like this 200 years ago. There were only a few trees, no roads, and as far as you could see there was open prairie, miles and miles of swaying grasses interrupted only by lowland sedge meadows and islands or red and white pine along the Little Yellow River. While the vast expanses of prairie are gone, the grasses still exist here including Bluestem Indian Grass and Switch Grass, which can grow to heights of 6 feet. Other grasses here which grow shorter and survive even better in drier soils include June Grass and Little Bluestem Grass.

Sedge Meadow: Travel down 7th Avenue. After the road turns left (becoming Speedway Road), notice the wetland meadows on both sides of you… very typical for the Necedah area. Because the sedge plants are so thick and the water so acidic, these wetland meadows are not very attractive to waterfowl. However, birds such as Great Blue Herons, Alder Flycatchers, and Sandhill Cranes might be seen in the openings. Another great spot to pull out those binoculars for a closer look!

Break For Wildlife: As you come to the next T-intersection (12th Street) notice the shallow ponds and wetlands on both sides of the road. They are very important for the survival of many kinds of birds. If you could scoop up a cup of this water you would discover some of the thousands of small aquatic insects that live there. These insects provide large quantities of protein, which are essential to nesting ducks, birds, turtles, frogs, dragonflies, and others. This is another great spot for birdwatching, so pull out your binoculars. Then watch the road as you turn right onto 12th Street and continue on, because wildlife critters of any size may be crossing! Clear-Cutting For Wildlife: After the road turns left (becoming Bewick Road) look off to your right side. Years ago it looked just like the landscape on your left side. Trees were removed to create an opening for native grasses, berries, and other ground cover plants to grow. Carefully planned clear-cutting creates good feeding areas for many kinds of animals. Encroaching oak sprouts are controlled with prescribed fire or by mechanical means such as mowing. Lupine Loop Trail: Continue driving up Bewick Road, cross 9th Street/ Sprague Mather Road, to the end. Goose Pool is on your left, and Sprague Pool is on your right. These open water areas are favorites among diving ducks, most often seen during fall migration. Other waterfowl commonly seen are cormorants, trumpeter swans, coots, grebes, and Canada Geese. Around the waters edges you’re likely to spot Whooping Cranes, Bald Eagles, and other shore birds. The 0.8 mile Lupine Loop Trail is a lovely hike. Be sure to check out the photo blind nestled along the shoreline. From late May through July you’ll likely see the endangered Karner Blue Butterfly. Managing Water For Wildlife: Drive back

Observation Deck & Trail: Continue to follow Speedway Road as it curves along, merges into 17th Street, and out to Hwy 80. Turn right onto Hwy 80, pass 18th Street, and then turn right onto 19th Street. Take your second left onto 11th Avenue, then right onto 20th Street/ Grand Dike Road. After passing the 9th Avenue turn off, look for Rynearson Pool #1 on your right and the start of the Observation Tower Trail. This 0.8 mile winding hike goes through forested habitats and has a two-story observation tower with a viewing scope (tower is about 100 yards from parking lot), and 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 the 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 sand bars 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 watching and photographing wildlife in the backwater areas of the pool. Harvey’s Pond Trail: Leaving the Observation Tower’s parking lot, go back down 20th Street/ Grand Dike Road to 9th Avenue and turn right onto 9th Avenue. Then turn right onto Hwy 21. Just past Headquarters Road but before 7th Avenue, pull off to the right for Harvey’s Pond trail-head. This is a 0.7 mile mowed hiking trail that winds between marshy lowlands and forested upland habitats. Whether it’s from the bank of the pond or the pier, fishing at Harvey’s Pond is another great way to enjoy the refuge. Species you may encounter 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 Harvey’s pond is small in size, it’s huge when it comes to its abundance of wildlife. Look for beavers, river otters, and aquatic insects. It’s a wonderful opportunity to discover the diversity that makes NNWR so special… every season of the year!

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Biking The many bike trails of Juneau County are just waiting for your visit. They all begin (or end) in Elroy WI, located on Hwys 80-82 in southwestern Juneau County. The Elroy-Sparta State Bike Trail is the “Granddaddy of All Trails.“ It was the very first Rails to Trails Conversion in the United States in 1965. The hard-packed limestone trail covers 32 miles of an abandoned Chicago & Northwestern Railroad bed and has no more than a 3% grade at any point. The trail passes through three tunnels as it makes its way toward Sparta and we recommend flashlights and jackets for tunnels. The Elroy-Sparta State Bike Trail links with the LaCrosse River Trail in Sparta. The '400' State Trail is often called the most scenic trail in the Wisconsin State Trail System. It's named for the Chicago & Northwestern passenger train that traveled the 400 miles from Chicago to Minneapolis in 400 minutes. The 22 miles of smooth, hard-packed limestone parallels or crosses the Baraboo River the entire length between Elroy and Reedsburg. A recent addition to the trail links Hillsboro to the south.

Tunnel along the ElroySparta Trail.

The Juneau County Omaha Bike Trail is 12.5 miles of sealcoated trail owned and maintained by Juneau County and has a separate trail fee. It also follows an abandoned Chicago & Northwestern Railroad bed all the way to Camp Douglas and opened in the spring of 1992. The Omaha Trail is the most peaceful and secluded of our trails. For more information on these trails, as well as trail maps you can download, visit our website at www.juneaucounty.com For additional information, please visit www.elroysparta-trail.com or www.400statetrail.org

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Biking 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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Boating

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Enjoy the Water No matter the size of your family – big or small; boating is a great way to bond and it will create long lasting memories and can be a very rewarding experience. Boating is a great family activity, because it encourages families to come together, to put the phones away and to spend the day together. So get to Juneau County because we have miles and miles of boating, canoeing, kayaking and tubing opportunities!. We have four rivers - the Lemonweir River, the Yellow River, the Baraboo River and the Wisconsin River. And let’s not forget about the second & fourth largest lakes in Wisconsin, Castle Rock and Petenwell, both located right here in Juneau County!

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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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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. For a brochure of the lakes contact the Castle Rock Petenwell Lakes Association (608) 847-1904 juneauctourism@yahoo.com

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

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. 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. 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. 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: https://waterdata.usgs.gov/ nwis/uv?site_no=05403500

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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 depending upon deadfalls in the river, water levels, etc. For more information check www.juneaucounty.com/canoe-kayak-tube.html.

Wisconsin River Petenwell and Castle Rock Flowage were created by dams on the river. Downstream of the Castle Rock dam to the flowage at River Bay landing is the primary Wisconsin River flatwater paddling section. Castle Rock Resort www.camptherock.com and 4 miles 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 more information visit www.JuneauCounty.com For water level information go to: www.waterdata.usgs.gov/wi/nwis/rt. For more information go to www.juneaucounty.com/canoe-kayak-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 https://waterdata.usgs.gov/wi/nwis/uv?site_ no=05403000


Canoeing, Kayaking & Swimming 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.

the perfect activity for family members of all ages. Not only are sit-on-tops 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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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.

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.

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.

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.

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

ON CASTLE ROCK LAKE

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.

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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.

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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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Festivals

Los Dells is the first major Latin Music & Arts Festival in the Midwest and soon to be North America’s largest Latin Music Festival. It’s been nominated for the 2018 Wisconsin Governor’s Tourism Award for Arts, Culture, and Heritage! Visitors travel from major metropolis areas in the US and even from South American countries to attend the Los Dells Annual Festival. It’s an opportunity to enjoy a multi-cultural experience for fans of music just outside one of the largest family-friendly entertainment destinations in the Midwest: the Wisconsin Dells. With art installations, a vast culinary program, and a heavy hitting musical lineup, Los Dells Festival attendees will be in for an unforgettable experience. We hope you’ll come to Juneau County and join us on Labor Day Weekend! Festival details can be found at www.losdells.com.

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LEGION CAR SHOW JULY SPRING FLING CRAFT SHOWS APRIL

OLD FASHIONED DAYS MAY

BURR OAK WINE SPRING FEST MAY

WATERFEST WEEKEND AUGUST

BOAT BASH JULY

PUMPKIN BASH OCT

ROCK AROUND THE CLOCK FEST JULY ARMED FORCES DAY FEST MAY

FISHING EXTRAVAGANZA JUNE

JUNEAU COUNTY FAIR AUGUST

HUSTLERFEST AUGUST

WA DU SHUDA DAYS JULY ELROY FAIR JUNE

PARKFEST JULY BURR OAK WINE HARVEST FEST SEPT


Juneau County Communities Camp Douglas | 608-427-3355 | campgdouglaswi.com 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, hunting, fishing, biking and hiking.

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The ‘400’ State Trail, the Elroy-Sparta State Trail and the Juneau County Omaha Trail are the three bicycle trails that meet in Elroy. They are all built on discontinued rail lines that once served the area. They are also used as snowmobile trails in the winter. The Elroy-Sparta trail was the first official ‘Rails to Trails’ bicycle trail in the nation. The Elroy-Sparta trail and the ‘400’ trail join at the Elroy Commons, and the Omaha Trail is connected by way of the new covered bridge.

Hustler | 608-427-6575 Hustler is a quiet little village set in an unglaciated area of Wisconsin. The Omaha Bike Trail runs through the center of town and connects with the ‘400’ State Trail and the ElroySparta State Trail. As you proceed southward to the state trails, you pass through very scenic hillsides and a tunnel. This small town has the distinction of having two churches located in the village, a bowling alley and restaurant, a bed & breakfast, a hair salon, and two friendly taverns. In August, Hustler hosts an annual tractor pull as part of the ‘Hustler Fest” celebration. Visit hustlerfest.com for more information. This event brings in people from many different areas.

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Necedah | 608-565-2261 | necedah.us 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 offer a ‘back to nature’ experience. Necedah is home to a new library built in 2010; The Necedah Community-Siegler Memorial Library. It is open Monday thru Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and comprises a wide selection of reading materials, several public computers and free wireless internet. You’ll also find several unique shops selling antiques, Polish and homestyle foods, household items and books, hardware and auto parts, along with other retailers and eating establishments.

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Beauty Salon Family Hair Care

•Full Service Salon Call 847-7871 N4982 State Rd 58 N, Mauston

Burr Oak WINERY N5873 Hwy. 12 & 16, Between New Lisbon & Mauston 562-5271

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

www.burroakwinery.com

A division of Mile Bluff Medical Center

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Home Décor * Gifts for all occasions Jewelry * Candies * Gift Certificates Custom Blinds/Shades Interior/Exterior Paint & Stain Downtown Mauston (608) 847-2233 Tue - Fri 9-5, Sat 9-3

full-service pharmacy drive-through prescripon pick-up • over-the-counter medicaons • screenings & immunizaons • home medical suppliess & equipment • digital photo processing • cards, gis & coffee bar

Stop in to learn about our AdherePac and MedSync medicaon packaging programs!

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

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

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

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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. 34 | www.juneaucounty.com

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

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


Italian & American Cuisine

MOTEL-BAR-GRILL-CAMPGROUND

Open: Wed-Sun 11am-Close

Friday Night Fish Fry

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

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

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DJ’s & Bands on Weekends

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

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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

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

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

BOOK YOUR FAMILY REUNIONS, WEDDING PARTIES & BIRTHDAYS UP TO 100 PEOPLE. NO ROOM CHARGE!

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On Castle Rock Lake

Daily Specials Mon. – Easy Peel Shrimp Deep Fried Butterflied Shrimp Cheeseburger Basket Tues. – $2 Off Any Pizza Spaghetti & Meatballs Shrimp or Chicken Alfredo Wed. – Easy Peel Shrimp Bluegill Catfish Canadian Walleye Thurs. – Char-Grilled Sirloin Steak & Shrimp Broasted Chicken - 8 pc., 12 pc., 16 pc. Fri. - All You Can Eat Fish Fry Also: Beer Battered Cod - Baked or Deep Fried Bluegill Yellow Perch Baked Norwegian Salmon Fillet Canadian Walleye Baked or Fried Garlic Shrimp Sat. – Prime Rib - 14 oz. Ribeye - 14 oz. Char-Grilled Sirloin & Shrimp - 10 oz. Char-Grilled Fillet Mignon - 8 oz. Sun. – All You Can Eat Hand Breaded Broasted Chicken Shipwreck’s Own Hardwood Smoked BBQ Baby Back Ribs

Authentic Homemade Pizzas Anytime, Everyday Breakfast served Saturday & Sunday Memorial Day – Labor Day Your Hosts: Jack, Flo, Scott & Crew N7265 Shacks Road, Mauston

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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

FRESH TAKE & BAKE PIZZAS • 100+ Types of Wisconsin Cheese • European Meats & Sausage • Freshly Baked Goods • Gluten Free Subs, Pizza Crusts & Desserts • Polish & Italian Specialties • Fresh Cheese Curds & Spreads • Wisconsin Specialty Foods • Landjaegers • Kielbasa • Cheese & Sausage Platters

Homemade Soup, Salads & Deli Sandwiches Daily Lunch & Dinner Specials

STEAKS & BURGERS

Catering, Meeting & Banquet Rooms for Small or Large Events

Hwy. 82 E, Mauston

608-847-4000

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517 State Road 82 E. Mauston 608-548-4610 www.logcabindeliandcheese.com See our daily specials on facebook


Coffee, Mochas, Lattes,Tea, Specialty Drinks HOT • COLD • FROZEN 531 Gateway Ave., Mauston, WI

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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. - 65 p.m.

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GERMANTOWN JUNCTION STORE

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

608-847-6909

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Lodging

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

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St. Joseph Resort

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Lodging Open: Wed-Sun. 11am-Close

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 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

Cabins • Motel Campground Honeymoon Cabin

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

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

888-404-2688 Visit our website for pictures, descriptions and rates.

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

IN OFFICE Rock & Mineral Gift Shop

NEARBY ATTRACTIONS Necedah Wildlife Refuge 5 miles Buckhorn State Park 5 miles Castle Rock/Petenwell Lakes -2 miles Casinos - 4 within 50 miles Wisconsin Dells - 35 miles

608-565-7258

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

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Golfing Adventures

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

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.

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

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

• 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 Wed. 4 p.m. Thurs.-Sun. 11 a.m. Closed Monday & Tuesday 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)

OUTSIDE STORAGE $ 20 a month

Campers, Boats, Cars, Trucks, Trailers, Construction, Equipment

608-847-5518

Locally Owned & Operated Company since 1999

www.rockysrentals.com

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Hwy. 82 E., Mauston

Just west of the Interstate

608-847-4000

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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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Seasonal Sites Overnight Sites

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.

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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

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All sites have full hookups 60’ X 80’ sites for seasonal or overnight campers 12-40’ X 85’ pull-through sites dedicated to overnight campers Gravel pad for trailer & parking Picnic table & fire ring WI State Park Sticker

RV V Campground Campgr & Log Cabin Resort

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

Best campground rates in the county. Sewer Sites Water & Electric Seasonal Sites

2 Bars, 3 Dining Areas Covered Outside Seating Group Fire Pit WE SELL: Ice, Firewood, Liquor, Beer, Steaks, Homemade Pizza & More!

(for seasonal campers)

Free use of the Center Park facilities for all campers

Central Park Includes: 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

Located Necedah, Wisconsin at W4676 30th St. Phone: 608-565-3825 Cell: 262-308-0612 summerhideawayrv.com Check us out on

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 | 43


ATV Trails 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. 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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Hunting 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. 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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Winter Recreation Enjoy Snowmobiling, Snow Shoeing or Cross Country Skiing in Juneau County The trails in Juneau County are so diverse that you’ll never get bored, from the hills to the valleys, the rivers and woods to the expansive flat-lands, you’ll enjoy every moment. So let the adventure begin!! Snowmobiling in Juneau County is a lot of things. It’s gliding along on a well-groomed trail with your friends on a clear, crisp day watching the shimmering trees zoom by. It’s traveling on a moonlight night with somebody special riding behind you as you wind your way to that favorite night spot. It’s stopping to watch a herd of whitetails or a flock of turkeys disappear in a flash or listening to the sounds of the woods, rivers and lakes before moving on. We have hundreds of miles of trails that are well-groomed and clearly marked thanks to the efforts of our local snowmobile clubs. Try cross-country skiing this winter. It may not be as fast as down-hill skiing, but cross-country skiing will tone your upper and lower body and give you a great cardio workout! Or try snowshoeing, slush along snow-covered trails and have great conversation while taking in the beauty of nature.

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Events Calendar JANUARY 27

Winter Photography Workshop Necedah, Necedah National Wildlife Refuge 10am–11am Free Event. Meet at the Visitor Center. 608.565.2551 fws.gov/refuge/necedah/ Community Supper New Lisbon, New Lisbon Community Center 4:30pm – 6pm Complimentary meal open to all. Typically every last Tuesday. 608.562.3555 nlchambr@mwt.net Community Supper Elroy, United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, 125 Royall Ave 4:30pm – 6pm Complimentary meal open to all. Every last Wednesday. 608.462.5953 elroywi.com (Business Directory/ Churches/ Elroy United Methodist Church)

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608.462.5953 elroywi.com (Business Directory/ Churches/ Elroy United Methodist Church)

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WILD Arts Necedah, Necedah National 3 Wildlife Refuge 9am – 4pm Free Event: Artist of the Month Reception. Refreshments by

Friends of Necedah. Meet at the Visitor Center. 608.565.2551 fws.gov/refuge/necedah/ Junior Duck Stamp Entries Due Necedah, Necedah National Wildlife Refuge 4pm Free to enter, pick up materials at Visitor Center or online 608.565.2551 fws.gov/refuge/necedah/ Grilled Steak Dinner Camp Douglas, VFW Hall 4pm – 8pm $10/ plate, every third Saturday, hosted by Memorial VFW Post 10911 & Auxiliary 608.427.3355 vfw10911@yahoo.com

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Easter Egg Hunt Mauston, Riverside 20 Park, West Shelter 2:30pm Children ages 0 – 8. Rain, shine or snow. Bring your

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Spring Craft Show New Lisbon, 7 New Lisbon Schools, 500 S Forest St 9am–2pm Sponsored by the New

Lisbon Area Chamber of Commerce 608.562.3555 newlisbonchamber.com WILD Arts Necedah, Necedah National Wildlife Refuge 9am – 4pm Free Event: Artist of the Month Reception. Refreshments by Friends of Necedah. Meet at the Visitor Center. 608.565.2551 fws.gov/refuge/necedah/ Spring Photography Workshop Necedah, Necedah National Wildlife Refuge 10am–11am Free Event. Meet at the Visitor Center. 608.565.2551 fws.gov/refuge/necedah/

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and beverages available for purchase. 608.562.3555 newlisbonchamber.com Spring Fling Craft & Gift Show Mauston, camera and baskets. Meet the Easter Bunny. WILD Arts Necedah, Necedah National Olson Middle School Grayside 608.847.4142 mauston.com/chamber Wildlife Refuge 9am – 4pm Free Event: Ave 9am – 2pm More than 60 vendors. Artist of the Month Reception. Refreshments by Bingo New Lisbon, City Hall Community 608.847.4142 mauston.com/chamber Friends of Necedah. Meet at the Visitor Center. Room 6pm Every third Tuesday. Doors Grilled Steak Dinner Camp Douglas, 608.565.2551 fws.gov/refuge/necedah/ open at 5:30pm. Bingo supplies, snacks VFW Hall 4pm – 8pm $10/ and beverages available for purchase. Bowling Tournament Hooterbowl, 205 plate, every third Saturday, hosted by 608.562.3555 newlisbonchamber.com South St, Hustler Fun bowling tournament Memorial VFW Post 10911 & Auxiliary event with lots of prizes. Proceeds benefit local Community Supper New Lisbon, New 608.427.3355 vfw10911@yahoo.com charity. 608.562.3555 newlisbonchamber.com Lisbon Community Center 4:30pm – 6pm Community Supper New Lisbon, New Complimentary meal open to all. Typically every Valentine’s Weekend Wine & Lisbon Community Center 4:30pm – 6pm last Tuesday. 608.562.3555 nlchambr@mwt.net Chocolates New Lisbon, Burr Oak Complimentary meal open to all. Typically every Winery, N5873 Hwy 12 & 16 11am – 5pm Community Supper Elroy, United last Tuesday. 608.562.3555 nlchambr@mwt.net Complimentary chocolates with your wine Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, 125 Community Supper Elroy, United tastings 608.562.5271 burroakwinery.com Royall Ave 4:30pm – 6pm Complimentary Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, 125 meal open to all. Every last Wednesday. Grilled Steak Dinner Camp Douglas, Royall Ave 4:30pm – 6pm Complimentary 608.462.5953 elroywi.com (Business Directory/ VFW Hall 4pm – 8pm $10/ meal open to all. Every last Wednesday. Churches/ Elroy United Methodist Church) plate, every third Saturday, hosted by 608.462.5953 elroywi.com (Business Directory/ Memorial VFW Post 10911 & Auxiliary Community Supper Mauston, Mauston Churches/ Elroy United Methodist Church) 608.427.3355 vfw10911@yahoo.com High School, 800 Grayside Ave 5pm – Community Supper Mauston, Mauston 6:30pm Every last Thursday, complimentary meal Bingo New Lisbon, City Hall Community High School, 800 Grayside Ave 5pm – open to all. 608.847.7924 sharingsupper.org Room 6pm Every third Tuesday. Doors 6:30pm Every last Thursday, complimentary meal open at 5:30pm. Bingo supplies, snacks Inventors & Entrepreneurs Event open to all. 608.847.7924 sharingsupper.org and beverages available for purchase. Camp Douglas, Lynxx Telcom, 127 Inventors & Entrepreneurs Event 608.562.3555 newlisbonchamber.com Hwy 12, Lower Level 5:30pm – 8pm Every Camp Douglas, Lynxx Telcom, 127 last Thursday, open to the public, free Community Supper Mauston, Mauston Hwy 12, Lower Level 5:30pm – 8pm Every presentation on starting a business/invention. High School, 800 Grayside Ave 5pm – last Thursday, open to the public, free 6:30pm Every last Thursday, complimentary meal 608.427.2070 ie.club@juneaucounty.com presentation on starting a business/invention. open to all. 608.847.7924 sharingsupper.org Wisconsin Junior Duck Stamp Contest 608.427.2070 ie.club@juneaucounty.com Necedah, Necedah National Wildlife Inventors & Entrepreneurs Event Refuge 9am – 4pm Free Event. Refreshments Camp Douglas, Lynxx Telcom, 127 by Friends of Necedah. Meet at the Visitor Hwy 12, Lower Level 5:30pm – 8pm Every Center. 608.565.2551 fws.gov/refuge/necedah/ last Thursday, open to the public, free presentation on starting a business/invention. Easter Egg Hunt Camp Douglas, Nelson Farmers’ Market Mauston, Courthouse 608.427.2070 ie.club@juneaucounty.com Park 11 am Registration starts at 10:30am, Lawn, 220 East State St (Hwy 82) 3pm Easter Egg Hunt starts at 11am. Bring your own – 7pm Fresh produce, delicious edibles, arts Community Supper New Lisbon, New basket. 608.343.0588 campdouglaswi.com & crafts. Every Wednesday afternoon (and Lisbon Community Center 4:30pm – 6pm Saturday morning) May through October Complimentary meal open to all. Typically every 40th Annual Easter Egg Hunt Necedah, 608.847.4142 mauston.com/chamber last Tuesday. 608.562.3555 nlchambr@mwt.net Veterans Memorial Hall on Hwy 21 10:30am Doors open at 10am, hunt starts Farmers’ Market Necedah, Village Community Supper Elroy, United at 10:30am. Children Grade 3 and younger Hall Parking Lot at the intersection Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, 125 can hunt for eggs, play games, visit with of Hwy 21 & Hwy 80 9am – 12pm Fresh Royall Ave 4:30pm – 6pm Complimentary the Bunny and win prizes. 608.565.2261 produce, delicious edibles, and other farm meal open to all. Every last Wednesday. Discover Necedah on facebook.com to table treats. Every Saturday morning

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Events Calendar May through October 608.565.22612 facebook.com/necedahfarmersmarket/ Farmers’ Market Mauston, Courthouse Lawn, 220 East State St (Hwy 82) 7am – Sold Out Fresh produce, delicious edibles, arts & crafts. Every Saturday morning (and Wednesday afternoon) May through October 608.847.4142 mauston.com/chamber PorkFest and Pork School Mauston, Wisconsin River Meats, N5340 Co Rd HH 10am – 3pm 608.847.7413 wisconsinrivermeats.com Farmers’ Market Mauston, Courthouse Lawn, 220 East State St (Hwy 82) 3pm – 7pm Fresh produce, delicious edibles, arts & crafts. Every Wednesday afternoon (and Saturday morning) May through October 608.847.4142 mauston.com/chamber International Migratory Bird Day Necedah, Necedah National Wildlife Refuge 8am – 4pm Free Event. Family friendly activities all day. Advanced and family birding hikes also. Refreshments by Friends of Necedah. Meet at the Visitor Center 608.565.2551 fws.gov/refuge/necedah/ Farmers’ Market Necedah, Village Hall Parking Lot at the intersection of Hwy 21 & Hwy 80 9am – 12pm Fresh produce, delicious edibles, and other farm to table treats. Every Saturday morning May through October 608.565.22612 facebook.com/necedahfarmersmarket/ Farmers’ Market Mauston, Courthouse Lawn, 220 East State St (Hwy 82) 7am – Sold Out Fresh produce, delicious edibles, arts & crafts. Every Saturday morning (and Wednesday afternoon) May through October 608.847.4142 mauston.com/chamber Bingo New Lisbon, City Hall Community Room 6pm Every third Tuesday. Doors open at 5:30pm. Bingo supplies, snacks and beverages available for purchase. 608.562.3555 newlisbonchamber.com Farmers’ Market Mauston, Courthouse Lawn, 220 East State St (Hwy 82) 3pm – 7pm Fresh produce, delicious edibles, arts & crafts. Every Wednesday afternoon (and Saturday morning) May through October 608.847.4142 mauston.com/chamber Armed Forces Day Celebration Camp Douglas, Nelson Park 4pm – 9pm Carnival, Tractor Pull, Softball Tournament, 5k Run, Live Music and more 608.427.3355 campdouglaswi.com 19th Annual Householder Golf Outing Mauston, 419 East State St 11am Shotgun Start 9 Hole Best Ball. Beginners to professional welcomed. Assistance provided to beginners to remain competitive. Rain or shine (indoor events planned if rain). Live auction, door prizes, potluck meal. $20 entry fee includes lunch & one drink. 608.847.4002 friends.family@hotmail.com Meet the Frogs Necedah, Necedah National Wildlife Refuge 10am - 11am Free Event: Discover Amphibians! Meet at the Visitor Center 608.565.2551 fws.gov/refuge/necedah/

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produce, delicious edibles, and other farm to table treats. Every Saturday morning May through October 608.565.22612 facebook.com/necedahfarmersmarket/ Farmers’ Market Mauston, Courthouse Lawn, 220 East State St (Hwy 82) 7am – Sold Out. Fresh produce, delicious edibles, arts & crafts. Every Saturday morning (and Wednesday afternoon) May through October 608.847.4142 mauston.com/chamber Old Fashioned Day Wonewoc, 608.464.3210 wonewocwisc.com/old-fashioned-day Grilled Steak Dinner Camp Douglas, VFW Hall 4pm – 8pm $10/ plate, every third Saturday, hosted by Memorial VFW Post 10911 & Auxiliary 608.427.3355 vfw10911@yahoo.com Farmers’ Market Mauston, Courthouse Lawn, 220 East State St (Hwy 82) 3pm – 7pm Fresh produce, delicious edibles, arts & crafts. Every Wednesday afternoon (and Saturday morning) May through October 608.847.4142 mauston.com/chamber Friends & Family Cancer Foundation Breakfast Lyndon Station, Travis Fitzgerald Memorial Park 8am – 11am 608.547.0765 friends.family@hotmail.com Farmers’ Market Necedah, Village Hall Parking Lot at the intersection of Hwy 21 & Hwy 80 9am – 12pm Fresh produce, delicious edibles, and other farm to table treats. Every Saturday morning May through October 608.565.22612 facebook.com/necedahfarmersmarket/ Farmers’ Market Mauston, Courthouse Lawn, 220 East State St (Hwy 82) 7am – Sold Out Fresh produce, delicious edibles, arts & crafts. Every Saturday morning (and Wednesday afternoon) May through October 608.847.4142 mauston.com/chamber Spring Winery Festival New Lisbon, Burr Oak Winery, N5873 Hwy 12 & 16 11am – 5pm Sample our wines and local chocolates 608.562.5271 burroakwinery.com Community Supper New Lisbon, New Lisbon Community Center 4:30pm – 6pm Complimentary meal open to all. Typically every last Tuesday. 608.562.3555 nlchambr@mwt.net Farmers’ Market Mauston, Courthouse Lawn, 220 East State St (Hwy 82) 3pm – 7pm Fresh produce, delicious edibles, arts & crafts. Every Wednesday afternoon (and Saturday morning) May through October 608.847.4142 mauston.com/chamber Community Supper Elroy, United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, 125 Royall Ave 4:30pm – 6pm Complimentary meal open to all. Every last Wednesday. 608.462.5953 elroywi.com (Business Directory/ Churches/ Elroy United Methodist Church) Community Supper Mauston, Mauston High School, 800 Grayside Ave 5pm – 6:30pm Every last Thursday, complimentary meal

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produce, delicious edibles, and other farm to table treats. Every Saturday morning May through October 608.565.22612 facebook.com/necedahfarmersmarket/ Farmers’ Market Mauston, Courthouse Lawn, 220 East State St (Hwy 82) 7am – Sold Out. Fresh produce, delicious edibles, arts & crafts. Every Saturday morning (and Wednesday afternoon) May through October 608.847.4142 mauston.com/chamber Farmers’ Market Mauston, Courthouse Lawn, 220 East State St (Hwy 82) 3pm – 7pm Fresh produce, delicious edibles, arts & crafts. Every Wednesday afternoon (and Saturday morning) May through October 608.847.4142 mauston.com/chamber Family Fishing Day Necedah, Necedah National Wildlife Refuge 8am – 10am Free Event: Poles and bait provided. Meet at Harvey’s Pond 608.565.2551 fws.gov/refuge/necedah/ Farmers’ Market Necedah, Village Hall Parking Lot at the intersection of Hwy 21 & Hwy 80 9am – 12pm Fresh produce, delicious edibles, and other farm to table treats. Every Saturday morning May through October 608.565.22612 facebook.com/necedahfarmersmarket/ Farmers’ Market Mauston, Courthouse Lawn, 220 East State St (Hwy 82) 7am – Sold Out. Fresh produce, delicious edibles, arts & crafts. Every Saturday morning (and Wednesday afternoon) May through October 608.847.4142 mauston.com/chamber Farmers’ Market Mauston, Courthouse Lawn, 220 East State St (Hwy 82) 3pm – 7pm Fresh produce, delicious edibles, arts & crafts. Every Wednesday afternoon (and Saturday morning) May through October 608.847.4142 mauston.com/chamber Farmers’ Market Necedah, Village Hall Parking Lot at the intersection of Hwy 21 & Hwy 80 9am – 12pm Fresh produce, delicious edibles, and other farm to table treats. Every Saturday morning May through October 608.565.22612 facebook.com/necedahfarmersmarket/ Farmers’ Market Mauston, Courthouse Lawn, 220 East State St (Hwy 82) 7am – Sold Out. Fresh produce, delicious edibles, arts & crafts. Every Saturday morning (and Wednesday afternoon) May through October 608.847.4142 mauston.com/chamber

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Events Calendar Wine & Cheese Party New 16 17 Lisbon, Burr Oak Winery, N5873 Hwy 12 & 16 11am – 5pm Celebrate

Father’s Day by sampling our wines and local cheeses 608.562.5271 burroakwinery.com Grilled Steak Dinner Camp Douglas, VFW Hall 4pm – 8pm $10/ plate, every third Saturday, hosted by Memorial VFW Post 10911 & Auxiliary 608.427.3355 vfw10911@yahoo.com Bingo New Lisbon, City Hall Community Room 6pm Every third Tuesday. Doors open at 5:30pm. Bingo supplies, snacks and beverages available for purchase. 608.562.3555 newlisbonchamber.com Farmers’ Market Mauston, Courthouse Lawn, 220 East State St (Hwy 82) 3pm – 7pm Fresh produce, delicious edibles, arts & crafts. Every Wednesday afternoon (and Saturday morning) May through October 608.847.4142 mauston.com/chamber Elroy Fair Elroy, Elroy Fairgrounds All your favorite summer fair activities! elroyfair.webs.com/ 6th Annual Community Wide Garage Sales Necedah, Various locations throughout the village 8am – 4pm Maps & vendor sales at Village Hall across from Kwik Trip. Refreshments by BETA include grilled Necedah Burgers & Dogs 608.565.2261 Discover Necedah on facebook.com Fishing Extravaganza Necedah, Old Mill Park, Hwy 21 & Hwy 80 9am – 12:30pm Fishing contest, lure making, games & tons of great prizes! Necedah Burgers & Dogs on the Grill available from BETA 608.565.2261 Discover Necedah on facebook.com Smart Phone Photography Necedah, Necedah National Wildlife Refuge 10am–11am Free Event. Meet at the Visitor Center. 608.565.2551 fws.gov/refuge/necedah/ Farmers’ Market Necedah, Village Hall Parking Lot at the intersection of Hwy 21 & Hwy 80 9am – 12pm Fresh produce, delicious edibles, and other farm to table treats. Every Saturday morning May through October 608.565.22612 facebook.com/necedahfarmersmarket/ Farmers’ Market Mauston, Courthouse Lawn, 220 East State St (Hwy 82) 7am – Sold Out. Fresh produce, delicious edibles, arts & crafts. Every Saturday morning (and Wednesday afternoon) May through October 608.847.4142 mauston.com/chamber Rock Around the Block Country Picnic and Walk/Run New Lisbon, Lone Rock School, N8242 6th Ave 8am – 3pm 5K walk/run, potluck picnic, silent auction, kids games, music, balloon release 608.427.6768. LoneRockSchool.com Community Supper New Lisbon, New Lisbon Community Center 4:30pm – 6pm Complimentary meal open to all. Typically every last Tuesday. 608.562.3555 nlchambr@mwt.net Farmers’ Market Mauston, Courthouse Lawn, 220 East State St (Hwy 82) 3pm – 7pm Fresh produce, delicious edibles, arts

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& crafts. Every Wednesday afternoon (and Saturday morning) May through October 608.847.4142 mauston.com/chamber Wa Du Shuda Days Festival New Lisbon, Riverside Park, Hog Island Rd 4pm–11pm Movie in the Park, Teen Dance, Kids’ Activities, Live Music at the Stage, Beverage Garden & more 608.562.3555 wadushuda.com Paddle the Refuge Necedah, Necedah National Wildlife Refuge 8am – 10am Free Event: Bring your own canoe or kayak and lifejackets required. Meet at Suk Cerney Flowage 608.565.2551 fws.gov/refuge/necedah/ Farmers’ Market Necedah, Village Hall Parking Lot at the intersection of Hwy 21 & Hwy 80 9am – 12pm Fresh produce, delicious edibles, and other farm to table treats. Every Saturday morning May through October 608.565.22612 facebook.com/necedahfarmersmarket/ Farmers’ Market Mauston, Courthouse Lawn, 220 East State St (Hwy 82) 7am – Sold Out. Fresh produce, delicious edibles, arts & crafts. Every Saturday morning (and Wednesday afternoon) May through October 608.847.4142 mauston.com/chamber

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Fire Department. Deliveries available. 608.847.5475 mauston.com/chamber Wa Du Shuda Days 5K & Half Marathon Runs and Health Fair New Lisbon, Silver Star Health, 201 Leer St 7am – 11am Free Health Fair. Pre-register for runs. 608.562.3741 silverstarhealth.us Wa Du Shuda Days Festival New Lisbon, Riverside Park, Hog Island Rd 8am - Midnight Fun for all ages! Live music, Generations Dance Academy performances, fun shows, great food, races/competitions, craft vendors, and more! 608.562.3555 wadushuda.com Wa Du Shuda Car Show New Lisbon, New Lisbon Community Center 8am – 2pm Cars, trucks, bikes, or anything with a motor! Sponsored by American Legion Post 110 608.547.7745 wadushuda.com Fireworks Display New Lisbon, Riverside Park Begins at dusk New Lisbon’s Fireworks are most impressive, come check them out! Free for all. 608.562.3555 wadushuda.com Wa Du Shuda Days Parade and Echoes of Camp Randall (UW-Madison Marching Band Performers) New Lisbon, From NLHS to Riverside Park, New Lisbon 12pm – 3pm Wa Du Shuda Festivities continue throughout the day, Generations Dance Academy performances 608.562.3555 wadushuda.com EcoExplorers Cadet Camp Necedah, Necedah National Wildlife Refuge 9am - 3:30pm daily Free Event, Registration Required. Meet at the Visitor Center 608.565.2551 fws.gov/refuge/necedah/ Farmers’ Market Mauston, Courthouse Lawn, 220 East State St (Hwy 82) 3pm – 7pm Fresh produce, delicious edibles, arts & crafts. Every Wednesday afternoon (and Saturday morning) May through October 608.847.4142 mauston.com/chamber Farmers’ Market Necedah, Village Hall Parking Lot at the intersection of Hwy 21 & Hwy 80 9am – 12pm Fresh produce, delicious edibles, and other farm to table treats. Every Saturday morning May through October 608.565.22612 facebook.com/necedahfarmersmarket/ Farmers’ Market Mauston, Courthouse Lawn, 220 East State St (Hwy 82) 7am – Sold Out. Fresh produce, delicious edibles, arts & crafts. Every Saturday morning (and Wednesday afternoon) May through October 608.847.4142 mauston.com/chamber Annual 40et8 Chicken BBQ Picnic New Lisbon, 40et8 Forest, 5523 37th Road 11am – 4pm While the music plays there will be plenty of activities for children and adults including locomotive rides, a children’s treasure hunt, bingo, raffles, and silent auction. 608.847.4142 mauston.com/chamber Bingo New Lisbon, City Hall Community Room 6pm Every third Tuesday. Doors open at 5:30pm. Bingo supplies, snacks

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Farmers’ Market New Lisbon, Heritage 5 Park, South Adams St (Hwy 12/16) 9am – 1pm Fresh produce, delicious edibles,

arts & crafts. Every Sunday morning (and Thursday afternoon) August through October 608.562.3555 newlisbonchamber.com Farmers’ Market Mauston, Courthouse Lawn, 220 East State St (Hwy 82) 3pm – 7pm Fresh produce, delicious edibles, arts & crafts. Every Wednesday afternoon (and Saturday morning) May through October 608.847.4142 mauston.com/chamber Farmers’ Market New Lisbon, Heritage Park, South Adams St (Hwy 12/16) 2pm – 6pm Fresh produce, delicious edibles, arts & crafts. Every Thursday afternoon (and Sunday morning) August through October 608.562.3555 newlisbonchamber.com Village Wide Garage Sale Camp Douglas, Various locations throughout the Village of Camp Douglas 9 am Contact Nicole Lyddy for details/maps 608.427.3355 campdouglaswi.com Guided Hike Necedah, Necedah National Wildlife Refuge 10am – 11am Free Event. Family friendly. Meet at White Tail Loop trailhead 608.565.2551 fws.gov/refuge/necedah/ Farmers’ Market Necedah, Village Hall Parking Lot at the intersection of Hwy 21 & Hwy 80 9am – 12pm Fresh produce, delicious edibles, and other farm to table treats. Every Saturday morning May through October 608.565.22612 facebook.com/necedahfarmersmarket/ Farmers’ Market Mauston, Courthouse Lawn, 220 East State St (Hwy 82) 7am – Sold Out. Fresh produce, delicious edibles, arts & crafts. Every Saturday morning (and Wednesday afternoon) May through October 608.847.4142 mauston.com/chamber Farmers’ Market New Lisbon, Heritage Park, South Adams St (Hwy 12/16) 9am – 1pm Fresh produce, delicious edibles, arts & crafts. Every Sunday morning (and Thursday afternoon) August through October 608.562.3555 newlisbonchamber.com Juneau County Fair Mauston, 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 Farmers’ Market Mauston, Courthouse Lawn, 220 East State St (Hwy 82) 3pm – 7pm Fresh produce, delicious edibles, arts & crafts. Every Wednesday afternoon (and Saturday morning) May through October 608.847.4142 mauston.com/chamber Farmers’ Market New Lisbon, Heritage Park, South Adams St (Hwy 12/16) 2pm – 6pm Fresh produce, delicious edibles, arts & crafts. Every Thursday afternoon (and Sunday morning) August through October 608.562.3555 newlisbonchamber.com

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produce, delicious edibles, and other farm to table treats. Every Saturday morning May through October 608.565.22612 facebook.com/necedahfarmersmarket/ Farmers’ Market Mauston, Courthouse Lawn, 220 East State St (Hwy 82) 7am – Sold Out. Fresh produce, delicious edibles, arts & crafts. Every Saturday morning (and Wednesday afternoon) May through October 608.847.4142 mauston.com/chamber Grilled Steak Dinner Camp Douglas, VFW Hall 4pm–8pm $10/ plate, every third Saturday, hosted by Memorial VFW Post 10911 & Auxiliary 608.427.3355 vfw10911@yahoo.com Farmers’ Market New Lisbon, Heritage Park, South Adams St (Hwy 12/16) 9am – 1pm Fresh produce, delicious edibles, arts & crafts. Every Sunday morning (and Thursday afternoon) August through October 608.562.3555 newlisbonchamber.com Bingo New Lisbon, City Hall Community Room 6pm Every third Tuesday. Doors open at 5:30pm. Bingo supplies, snacks and beverages available for purchase. 608.562.3555 newlisbonchamber.com Farmers’ Market Mauston, Courthouse Lawn, 220 East State St (Hwy 82) 3pm – 7pm Fresh produce, delicious edibles, arts & crafts. Every Wednesday afternoon (and Saturday morning) May through October 608.847.4142 mauston.com/chamber Farmers’ Market New Lisbon, Heritage Park, South Adams St (Hwy 12/16) 2pm – 6pm Fresh produce, delicious edibles, arts & crafts. Every Thursday afternoon (and Sunday morning) August through October 608.562.3555 newlisbonchamber.com HustlerFest Hustler Exhibition Hall & Museum, Hustler 7am – 11:30pm Medallion hunt, bike/ quad races, movie, live band & food, crafts, vendors, contests, games, Mud Run/Walk, and more! 608.427.6575 hustlerfest.com Farmers’ Market Necedah, Village Hall Parking Lot at the intersection of Hwy 21 & Hwy 80 9am – 12pm Fresh produce, delicious edibles, and other farm to table treats. Every Saturday morning May through October 608.565.22612 facebook.com/necedahfarmersmarket/ Farmers’ Market Mauston, Courthouse Lawn, 220 East State St (Hwy 82) 7am – Sold Out. Fresh produce, delicious edibles, arts & crafts. Every Saturday morning (and Wednesday afternoon) May through October 608.847.4142 mauston.com/chamber Farmers’ Market New Lisbon, Heritage Park, South Adams St (Hwy 12/16) 9am – 1pm Fresh produce, delicious edibles, arts & crafts. Every Sunday morning (and Thursday afternoon) August through October 608.562.3555 newlisbonchamber.com

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Community Supper New Lisbon, New Farmers’ Market New Lisbon, Heritage 28 Lisbon Community Center 4:30pm – 6pm 6 Park, South Adams St (Hwy 12/16) 2pm Complimentary meal open to all. Typically every – 6pm Fresh produce, delicious edibles, last Tuesday. 608.562.3555 nlchambr@mwt.net Farmers’ Market Mauston, Courthouse Lawn, 220 East State St (Hwy 82) 3pm – 7pm Fresh produce, delicious edibles, arts & crafts. Every Wednesday afternoon (and Saturday morning) May through October 608.847.4142 mauston.com/chamber Community Supper Elroy, United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, 125 Royall Ave 4:30pm – 6pm Complimentary meal open to all. Every last Wednesday. 608.462.5953 elroywi.com (Business Directory/ Churches/ Elroy United Methodist Church) Farmers’ Market New Lisbon, Heritage Park, South Adams St (Hwy 12/16) 2pm – 6pm Fresh produce, delicious edibles, arts & crafts. Every Thursday afternoon (and Sunday morning) August through October 608.562.3555 newlisbonchamber.com Community Supper Mauston, Mauston High School, 800 Grayside Ave 5pm – 6:30pm Every last Thursday, complimentary meal open to all. 608.847.7924 sharingsupper.org Inventors & Entrepreneurs Event Camp Douglas, Lynxx Telcom, 127 Hwy 12, Lower Level 5:30pm – 8pm Every last Thursday, open to the public, free presentation on starting a business/invention. 608.427.2070 ie.club@juneaucounty.com

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Farmers’ Market Necedah, Village 1 Hall Parking Lot at the intersection of Hwy 21 & Hwy 80 9am – 12pm Fresh

produce, delicious edibles, and other farm to table treats. Every Saturday morning May through October 608.565.22612 facebook.com/necedahfarmersmarket/ Farmers’ Market Mauston, Courthouse Lawn, 220 East State St (Hwy 82) 7am – Sold Out Fresh produce, delicious edibles, arts & crafts. Every Saturday morning (and Wednesday afternoon) May through October 608.847.4142 mauston.com/chamber EAA Fly-In/ Drive-In New Lisbon, MaustonNew Lisbon Union Airport, W7493 Ferdon Rd 7am – 2pm Pilots, builders & enthusiasts welcome 608.547.6503 1365.eaachapter.org Farmers’ Market New Lisbon, Heritage Park, South Adams St (Hwy 12/16) 9am – 1pm Fresh produce, delicious edibles, arts & crafts. Every Sunday morning (and Thursday afternoon) August through October 608.562.3555 newlisbonchamber.com Farmers’ Market Mauston, Courthouse Lawn, 220 East State St (Hwy 82) 3pm – 7pm Fresh produce, delicious edibles, arts & crafts. Every Wednesday afternoon (and Saturday morning) May through October 608.847.4142 mauston.com/chamber

arts & crafts. Every Thursday afternoon (and Sunday morning) August through October 608.562.3555 newlisbonchamber.com Dash n Bash Run Lyndon Station, Travis Fitzgerald Memorial Park 7:30am 5K Walk/Run and 10K Run sponsored by the Friends & Family Cancer Foundation 608.547.0765 friends.family@hotmail.com Dash n Bash Festival Lyndon Station, Travis Fitzgerald Memorial Park 8am – 6pm Breakfast 8am-11, lunch 11am-6pm, live music, corn hole tournament, celebrity dunk tank, raffles, live auction and more. Sponsored by the Friends & Family Cancer Foundation 608.547.0765 facebook.com/lyndondashnbash/ Farmers’ Market Necedah, Village Hall Parking Lot at the intersection of Hwy 21 & Hwy 80 9am – 12pm Fresh produce, delicious edibles, and other farm to table treats. Every Saturday morning May through October 608.565.22612 facebook.com/necedahfarmersmarket/ Farmers’ Market Mauston, Courthouse Lawn, 220 East State St (Hwy 82) 7am – Sold Out. Fresh produce, delicious edibles, arts & crafts. Every Saturday morning (and Wednesday afternoon) May through October 608.847.4142 mauston.com/chamber Apple Dumpling Day Festival Elroy, 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 Fall Harvest Winery Festival New Lisbon, Burr Oak Winery, N5873 Hwy 12 & 16 11am – 5pm Food, arts & crafts, wine tasting & cooking demonstrations, wagon rides. Grape stomping at 3pm each day! 608.562.5271 burroakwinery.com Farmers’ Market New Lisbon, Heritage Park, South Adams St (Hwy 12/16) 9am – 1pm Fresh produce, delicious edibles, arts & crafts. Every Sunday morning (and Thursday afternoon) August through October 608.562.3555 newlisbonchamber.com Patriotic Heroes 5k Run. Camp Douglas, Nelson Park 2:30 pm start time. 608.343.1411 active.com Farmers’ Market Mauston, Courthouse Lawn, 220 East State St (Hwy 82) 3pm – 7pm Fresh produce, delicious edibles, arts & crafts. Every Wednesday afternoon (and Saturday morning) May through October 608.847.4142 mauston.com/chamber Farmers’ Market New Lisbon, Heritage Park, South Adams St (Hwy 12/16) 2pm – 6pm Fresh produce, delicious edibles, arts & crafts. Every Thursday afternoon (and Sunday morning) August through October 608.562.3555 newlisbonchamber.com Annual Wine Walk Mauston, 6pm – 9pm Various downtown locations Sample delicious wines and tasty foods

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Events Calendar open at 5:30pm. Bingo supplies, snacks and beverages available for purchase. 608.562.3555 newlisbonchamber.com Farmers’ Market Mauston, Courthouse Lawn, 220 East State St (Hwy 82) 3pm – 7pm Fresh produce, delicious edibles, arts & crafts. Every Wednesday afternoon (and Saturday morning) May through October 608.847.4142 mauston.com/chamber Farmers’ Market New Lisbon, Heritage Park, South Adams St (Hwy 12/16) 2pm – 6pm Fresh produce, delicious edibles, arts & crafts. Every Thursday afternoon (and Sunday morning) August through October 608.562.3555 newlisbonchamber.com Grilled Steak Dinner Camp Douglas, VFW Hall 4pm – 8pm $10/ plate, every third Saturday, hosted by Memorial VFW Post 10911 & Auxiliary 608.427.3355 vfw10911@yahoo.com Farmers’ Market Mauston, Courthouse Lawn, 220 East State St (Hwy 82) 7am – Sold Out. Fresh produce, delicious edibles, arts & crafts. Every Saturday morning (and Wednesday afternoon) May through October 608.847.4142 mauston.com/chamber Farmers’ Market New Lisbon, Heritage Park, South Adams St (Hwy 12/16) 9am – 1pm Fresh produce, delicious edibles, arts & crafts. Every Sunday morning (and Thursday afternoon) August through October 608.562.3555 newlisbonchamber.com Farmers’ Market Mauston, Courthouse Lawn, 220 East State St (Hwy 82) 3pm – 7pm Fresh produce, delicious edibles, arts & crafts. Every Wednesday afternoon (and Saturday morning) May through October 608.847.4142 mauston.com/chamber Community Supper Mauston, Mauston High School, 800 Grayside Ave 5pm – 6:30pm Every last Thursday, complimentary meal open to all. 608.847.7924 sharingsupper.org Inventors & Entrepreneurs Event Camp Douglas, Lynxx Telcom, 127 Hwy 12, Lower Level 5:30pm – 8pm Every last Thursday, open to the public, free presentation on starting a business/invention. 608.427.2070 ie.club@juneaucounty.com Farmers’ Market New Lisbon, Heritage Park, South Adams St (Hwy 12/16) 2pm – 6pm Fresh produce, delicious edibles, arts & crafts. Every Thursday afternoon (and Sunday morning) August through October 608.562.3555 newlisbonchamber.com Farmers’ Market Mauston, Courthouse Lawn, 220 East State St (Hwy 82) 7am – Sold Out. Fresh produce, delicious edibles, arts & crafts. Every Saturday morning (and Wednesday afternoon) May through October 608.847.4142 mauston.com/chamber Farmers’ Market New Lisbon, Heritage Park, South Adams St (Hwy 12/16) 9am – 1pm Fresh produce, delicious edibles, arts & crafts. Every Sunday morning (and Thursday afternoon) August through October 608.562.3555 newlisbonchamber.com

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JANUARY ‘19

Purple Plunge (formerly the Turtle Dunk) New 1 Lisbon, Dirty Turtle Restaurant, Bar & Marina 11am-3pm. Jump into the frigid waters of Castle Rock Lake! Silent Auction, Basket Raffle, Bingo. Proceeds benefit Relay for Life/American Cancer Society 715.459.1878 wendy.staven@cancer.org


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

Juneau 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.

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. www.juneaucounty.com | 55


Juneau County History Our heritage adventure starts with a look backwards in time at the people and places of Juneau County. The first known inhabitants of the area were the people of the Woodland Culture. 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

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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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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, Scully Oil, US Cell, Laridaen’s Glass, Hearthside Pizza For General Information Contact Tom Chudy at 608-547-6503 or 608-565-2136 • email: tchudy@accratech.com


Juneau County History

Native 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 looked very different from the state we know today.

National Register of Historic Places in the 1970s.

The New Lisbon library also received arrowheads and other artifacts from Roger Mortensen (no relation).

The Town of Armenia also features several effigy mounds, along with Mauston and several other spots in south central Wisconsin.

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

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 Ho-Chunk 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. www.juneaucounty.com | 57


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