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Waterfest on Castle Rock Lake

Boat Parade at Waterfest on Castle Rock Lake

Waterfest on Castle Rock Lake is held annually on the first Saturday of August. It’s one of the biggest family week-ends of the year. There are times you go camping to quietly commune with nature in serenity and peace. Well, this ain’t that! This is a fun-filled, social week-end for kids and families. Put down…

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Outdoors Forever Creates A New Lemonweir River Landing

Wild Rice on the Lemonweir River near Mauston, WI

A new canoe and kayak landing has been created by Outdoors Forever and made possible with grants from local businesses and associations, including the Greater Mauston Tourism Association (GMTA).  It offers a new way for paddlers to access the Lemonweir River and Lake Decorah through a slough that runs adjacent to the river. Traveling west from…

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Paddling The Lemonweir River from Mauston | Lemonweir River Series

Paddling the Lemonweir River in Mauston, WI

The Lemonweir River offers a variety of excursion options upstream and downstream from Mauston as it meanders through the heart of Juneau County before joining up with the Wisconsin River.  The section from Mauston to Lemonweir Mills is a great place to start your exploration of this hidden gem with its meandering path and gentle…

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5 Ways Mauston Connects You With Summer … Naturally

The first family Whooping Cranes

Greater Mauston offers a great way to connect naturally with the outdoors. Here are are five ways to kick your summer and early fall into high gear. The Elroy-Sparta Bike Trail holds an iconic place in cycling as the first rails-to-trails route in the nation. Three hand-dug train tunnels give this 32-mile ride its unique…

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Boat Bash on Castle Rock Lake Mauston WI

Boat Bast crowd

  Updated for Boat Bash 2019! Boat Bash The largest on-the-water party in the State of Wisconsin is set to take place Saturday, July 20 (2019 – update). Boat Bash is an annual Customer Appreciation Event put on by Smith II Marine, Castle Rock Marine, Docking Solutions and ELF Storage and usually takes place on…

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