Castle Rock
Petenwell Lakes
807 Division St.
Mauston WI 53948
Juneau and Adams County in Wisconsin Juneau and Adams County in Wisconsin
Juneau County Area Water Sport Adventures
Before you plan any adventure we highly suggest you be prepared. Rivers and streams can be at flood stage, can have downed trees, sand bars,rocks or trees hidden under water. You may need to portage in some instances. There are places of very deep waters, as much as 120 feet, places of lower levels only a few inches in depth. There are no rapids along these particular routes but rapid moving water may occur.
Have proper clothing and gear along for any circumstance that may occur. Always wear your flotation devices. Sun screen, insect spray and water are important essentials. Check weather conditions. Be vigilant of other boat traffic and wakes that may occur. Let someone know where you intend to embark on your adventure and when and where you intend to arrive at your destination.
Castle Rock Petenwell Lakes Kayaking
Wisconsin River History
Southwestern Juneau and surrounding counties are nestled in Wisconsin's Driftless region. The region's distinctive terrain is due to its having been bypassed by the last continental glacier. The term “driftless” indicates a lack of glacial drift, the deposits of silt, gravel, and rock that retreating glaciers leave behind. This unique area is home to thousands of acres of Wisconsin cranberry marshes. Just north of Juneau County the World's Largest Cranberry Fest is held in Warrens, Wisconsin.
Plan a getaway for a special vacation stay in and Adams Counties. Want to schedule a special event? The Cruisin' Turtle boat at O'dells Bay on Castle Rock Lake is captained and ready for you to hop aboard for an awesome Castle Rock Lake experience. Tune in and enjoy listening to Outdoors Radio by Dan Small as he brings you up to speed on the latest outdoor activities.
Castle Rock Petenwell Lakes Waterway
The beautiful Wisconsin River is a great choice for enjoyment with family and friends. This incredible natural resource is loaded with outdoor recreational opportunities. Get out on the water to enjoy skiing, tubing, motor boating, zipping around with a wave-runner, canoeing, kayaking, paddle boarding, pontoon parties, and swimming or just relaxing on or near the rivers. There are businesses ready to serve up great hospitality for any of your recreational needs. Water sports enthusiasts, hunters, wildlife conservationists, anglers all love it!
Castle Rock Petenwell Lakes Country Roads
Castle Rock Petenwell Lakes Rime Frost Lemonweir River / Photo: Mike King
Photo by Mike King
Lemonweir River Adventures
The Lemonweir River flows southeasterly through Juneau County and joins the Wisconsin a short distance upstream from the Wisconsin Dells. Wooded throughout its length with birches, white pines, oak, ash and some mixtures of other woodland varieties the scenery changes as you float. Many of the trees overhang the route and provide shade during the hot summer days. The gentle river is ideal for newcomers but challenging and scenic enough to please the most experienced paddler. Many species of wildlife and fish are in and around the Lemonweir River. Always keep your camera handy for those WOW moment photos.
Castle Rock Petenwell Lakes Kayaking Fall Colors
Wisconsin River Adventures
Flowing south from the Castle Rock Dam, the Wisconsin River forms the border between Juneau and Adams County. It is easily accessible for kayaks, canoes,tubes or powered watercraft. Many islands and sandbars are found along this portion, making it easy to see why the Wisconsin River was once called "the river of a thousand isles." It's suggested that you hug the west shoreline which will protect you from wind, boat wakes and also trims a bit of time off your trip.
Castle Rock Petenwell Lakes Walleye
Some of the best fishing in Wisconsin is at your disposal in Juneau and Adams Counties. Acres upon acres of County, State and National Forest and public land access waterways in Juneau County. These waters have a diverse number of fish species such as: Northern Pike, Walleye, Crappie, Bass, Perch, Trout, Catfish, Sun Fish and Blue Gill. Sports fisher-persons and anglers of all ages get "hooked on" the rivers, lakes and streams in Juneau County. During the winter months ice fishing opportunities are abundant throughout the region. Whatever the season you'll be sure to find a great fishing spot.
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