Greater Mauston - Where memories are made, naturally.Whatever the season, nature's wonders are Mauston's specialty. Explore our sparkling waterways and spectacular trails. Take the boat out. Catch the big fish. Float the Wisconsin River on a tubing tour. Bag a buck. Cross-country ski across a frozen wonderland. Sample local wines, meats and cheeses. Play hard, eat good and sleep well. Our charming towns invite you to slow down and savor memories in the making.
If you've been thinking it's time to turn your "to-do" list into an "I want to-do" list, Greater Mauston satisfies a wide range of appetites for adventure. We can't wait to welcome you here!
The Great Outdoors
FishingCastle Rock Lake and Lemonweir River
The 16,000-acre Castle Rock Lake is a sweet spot for avid anglers. Travel Wisconsin named it one of the best places to fish in the state! Beginning the first weekend in May, fishermen and women gear up to catch northern pike, sturgeon, muskie and panfish. You can also toss a line into the Lemonweir River which is full of sunfish, muskie, sturgeon, perch, panfish, northern pike, rainbow trout and bluegill. Fish from shore, the Riverside Park fishing dock or by boat/canoe.
The Dirty Turtle
W5250 N Osprey Dr. New Lisbon
***Ice fishing access
Mortimer, the turtle, welcomes everyone to this lively bar, grill and marina located on Castle Rock Lake. Stop in for lunch, dinner or drinks. The Dock Complex offers marina services and is open year-round with live music on Friday and Saturday nights. Dock overnight or reserve a seasonal boat slip. The 48-foot "Cruisin' Turtle" party boat accommodates 50 people and is available for rent by advance reservations only.
N7265 Shacks Road, Mauston
***Ice fishing access
A great place to hang with old and new friends, Shipwreck Bay is known for delicious food, friendly service and fantastic views of Castle Rock Lake! There's a large covered deck with its own bar on the side of the restaurant. Relax, eat outside and join a game of volleyball on the adjoining sand court. During the summer, you can sing and dance to a DJ and Karaoke on Friday nights. Saturday nights feature a live band. Dock your boat at one of their piers or pull up on an ATV. In winter, buzz in on your snowmobile. You'll be glad you did!
Ice FishingAnnual Lake Decorah Lake Restoration Ice Fishing Tournament
This event has a $20 entry fee and prizes for largest bass, bluegill, crappie, perch and northern. Food, drink, music, raffles and fun for all! Fishing is allowed from the New Lisbon Dam to the Mauston Dam. All proceeds benefit the lake restoration fund.
Our Lakes and RiversLemonweir River
Take your pick of upstream or downstream paddling excursions from Mauston. This clear, winding river is mostly sandy bottom and framed by maples, birches, white pines and oaks. Picnic on one of several sandbars. Keep an eye out for deer, muskrat, heron, cranes and eagles.
Castle Rock Lake
If you're longing for relaxing days spent on the water, plan a trip to Castle Rock Lake. A flowage of the Wisconsin River, the state's fourth largest lake covers 16,640 acres and features 60 miles of shoreline - mostly in its natural state. Depth varies from eight to 20 feet with some areas reaching 30 feet. Enjoy fantastic boating, fishing, water skiing, sailing and swimming.
Wisconsin's second largest lake covers 23,173 acres, has a maximum depth of 44 feet and is a gorgeous retreat for swimming, water skiing, sailing and fishing. There's easy access from several public boat landings and a public beach. The undeveloped, forested shoreline provides a perfect home for wildlife.
Greater Mauston Wi EventsLeave your over-scheduled lifestyle behind. Wind down. Let the simple, laid-back nature of our community help you feel alive again by attending one of our Greater Mauston WI events. They are a fun way to reconnect with life and family.
You and your family will enjoy the time together while taking in all of the fun things to do in this area. Community events are a timeless way to have fun. You’ll find our small town values will help soothe your soul. You and your family will feel safe, welcome and free to relax in our wholesome community.
The Greater Mauston Area finds you… naturally connected!Greater Mauston is naturally connected to many of the area’s tiniest villages, lakes, rivers and scenic vistas. The City of Mauston is the County seat of Juneau County, and is the perfect point of access to the many things to do and see in this area. It is conveniently located midway between Chicago and Minneapolis. Wisconsin’s second and fourth largest lakes, Petenwell and Castle Rock Lake are just a few minutes away.
Some of the small cities, towns and villages that make up Greater Mauston WI are: Wisconsin Dells, Lyndon Station, New Lisbon, Elroy, Necedah, Camp Douglas, Tomah, Armenia, Clearfield, Cutler, Finley, Fountain, Germantown, Kildare, Kingston, Lemonweir, Lindina, Lisbon, Lyndon, Marion, Orange, Plymouth, Seven Mile Creek, Wonewoc, Hustler & Union Center. All of these towns have their own character and fun things to do, so start exploring small town America!
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