Castle Rock
Petenwell Lakes
807 Division St.
Mauston WI 53948
Juneau and Adams County in Wisconsin Juneau and Adams County in Wisconsin
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Juneau County Castle Rock Park
Juneau County Castle Rock Park is located in a beautiful wooded area on Castle Rock Lake and compromises approximately 160 acres. The park has sites available for camping with at 150 sites with electrical hook ups. Each campsite has a fire ring and a picnic table. All types of camping units are welcome.
Recreational opportunities available at the Park are swimming, boating, water-skiing, fishing, canoeing. kayaking and hiking. Playground equipment is abundant on the grounds. Bathhouse, showers and dump station facilities are handicap accessible.
For more detailed information and reservations contact the Juneau County Forestry and Parks Department. Main office (608) 847-9389. Park Office (608) 847-7089 (Summer Only).
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Buckhorn State Park
Buckhorn State Park is over a 4,500 acre park and wildlife area located on a peninsula of Castle Rock Lake. The year round park offers swimming, boating, fishing, hiking, camping, canoeing, kayaking, picnicking, hunting, cross-country skiing and snowmobiling. Some campsites are walk-in sites located on the shoreline. There is also outdoor group sites and sites for pop up or hard sided trailers.
Families of disabled persons can enjoy a camping experience as well. A handicap accessible cabin at the State Park is nestled near the lake's edge. The cabin has useful features likea roll-in shower, two hospital beds and proximity to an accessible pier.
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Buckhorn Wildlife Area
Buckhorn Wildlife Area is a 1,643-acre property contiguous to Buckhorn State Park and Yellow River Wildlife Area. It is located on Castle Rock Lake in east-central Juneau County off of Highway G. Buckhorn Wildlife Area is located to the south of the state park boundary between the park and Castle Rock Lake.
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Yellow River State Wildlife Area
Yellow River Wildlife Area is a 2,188-acre property contiguous to Buckhorn State Park and Buckhorn Wildlife Area located on Castle Rock Lake in east-central Juneau County off of Highway G. Yellow River Wildlife Area is located to the north and west of the Buckhorn State Park boundary, on the north side of Highway G.
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Juneau County Wilderness Park
Juneau County Wilderness Park is situated in a beautiful, wooded area on the 23,000 acre Petenwell Flowage. The park comprises approximately 300 acres and has 127 sites available for camping with 107 electrical hookups sites. Each campsite has a fire ring and picnic table provided. All types of camping units are welcome. Outdoor recreational opportunities available at Juneau County Wilderness Park are swimming, boating, water skiing, fishing, canoeing and modern style play­ground equipment. The park also includes hiking trails close to the campground locations.
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Castle Rock Lake Campground
Nestled in the heart of Central Wisconsin’s nature's beauty and situated alongside the breathtaking Castle Rock Lake, the campground offers an ideal retreat for nature enthusiasts and families seeking a memorable camping experience.
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Castle Rock and Petenwell Lakes
The construction of the dams creating the two lakes (flowages) was started in l947 and completed in l950. Petenwell is the 2nd largest inland lake in Wisconsin and Castle Rock is the 4th. The counties of Adams and Juneau border the lakes in their entirety. The dams were built on sand and unique as the first such projects undertaken in the United States. The concrete dams are classified as "floating-type construction" with embedded cutoff walls that penetrate deep into the glacial sands; permanently anchoring them.
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Adams County Castle Rock Park
The Park is open year round for camping. It is a 141 acre park with boat launch, boat slips, swimming area, shelter house, playground equipment, snowmobile unloading/loading area, restrooms/showers, fame room with concessions available.
The Park is 7 miles Southwest of Friendship. (608) 339-7713 Adams County Petenwell Park
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Adams County Petenwell Park
Petenwell County Park, is open year-round and situated on Lake Petenwell, the 2nd largest body of water in Wisconsin. This 160 acre park is on a beautiful lake, and includes a game room, designated swimming area, boat launch, playground equipment and hiking trails, Harbor of Refuge with slips for transient use, heated shower/restroom facility, visitor/registration station with concession/game room, and paved parking. Firewood is available. ATV/UTV accessible campsites are available.
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Petenwell Rock
Petenwell Rock is located on the West banks of the Wisconsin River. It is the largest scenic rock formation in Northern Juneau County. The Rock was named for a brave fur trader, Peter Wells, who with his Native sweetheart, Clinging Vine, leaped to their death from the Rock.
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Juneau County Bike Adventures
The Omaha trail opened in l992 and is a peaceful and secluded trail. It follows an abandoned Chicago & Northwestern Railroad bed from Camp Douglas to Elroy. After a 4 mile peddle you will reach the small community of Hustler. There is a park near the trail which provides an opportunity to rest. At the half way point on your trip is the trails historic tunnel that was built in l876. There is a rest area just north of the tunnel. You will see spectacular rock outcroppings that are not found anywhere else in Wisconsin. The rest of the journey passes through sections of dense forest and scenic farmlands.
There are many bike trails in Juneau County and they usually begin or end in Elroy, Wi. in southwestern Juneau County. In 1965 the Elroy-Sparta State Bike Trail became the very first Rails to Trails Conversion in the United States. This hard-packed limestone trail covers 32 miles of the abandoned Chicago & Northwestern Railroad bed. The trail passes through 3 tunnels as it makes its way toward Sparta. The Elroy-Sparta State Bike Trial links with the La Crosse River trail in Sparta. It is the recommended that you carry flashlights and a sweater or jacket as the tunnel trails are dark, damp and cool.
The 400 Trail is one of Wisconsin's most scenic trails. It is named for the Chicago & Northwestern passenger train which traveled the the 400 miles from Chicago to Minneapolis in 400 minutes. Its 22 miles between Elroy and Reedsburg are smooth, hard-packed limestone and parallels or crosses the Baraboo River the entire length. Hillsboro 4 mile Trail is linked to the 400 Trail and runs between Hillsboro and Union Center. The trail offers a mixture of woods and agriculture.
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Outdoors Forever
Outdoors Forever (ODF) was founded in l987 by a group of area residents seeing a need for a county-wide conservation program. The club is located on a 200 acre farm and features two miles on the Lemonweir River. It offers members good hiking and wildlife viewing. The club currently owns and manages approximately 600 acres of habitat. It is dedicated to youth outdoor education, wildlife habitat, safe, ethical and wise use of natural resources. Its diversity offers programs of interest for men, women and children.
Outdoors Forever Habitat Club is located in the Lemonweir Township of Juneau County.
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