Vacation Planning

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Links of Interest
Adams County Area Information
Adams County Parks & Recreation
Snowmobile & Ski Condition Reports
Current Weather Conditions
Current Lake Information
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Juneau County Information
Mauston Information
Lake Arrowhead Golf Course
JNB Guided Fishing
Castle Rock Watersports
Johnson’s Boats & Motors
Power Sports Rental Network
Northward Peddle & Paddle
Big Papa Pontoons

Rentals that will deliver:

Central Lakes Sales Watersports Rentals – Sherwood, Camelot, Arrowhead, and Petenwell Lakes.  Pontoons, Kayaks, Paddle Boards, and Maui Mats.  Call Dave at 414-416-6555

Power Sports Rental Network – 8 passenger Bayliner Boat, & Jet Ski – Call 920-428-4111
(Will deliver directly to the home and/or nearest boat launch as well as leave trailer to access trails.  Delivery charge round trip $200)
Johnson’s Boats & Motors, delivers to Castle Rock Lake or Lake Petenwell 608-297-2562

LAKE RENTALS:
BOAT RENTALS: For weekend rental, minimum 3 week advance reservation recommended
PONTOON, JET SKIS & PADDLE BOARDS – Castle Rock Watersports, west,  608-847-4488 or 608-254-8702 (located at Shipwreck Bay)
PONTOON BOATS – Big Papa Pontoons, east, 262-339-8332 bigpapapontoons@gmail.com (located on piers at Northern Bay Resort)
PONTOON BOATS – Rustic Ridge Resort, east, 608-339-6300 (AKA Carlson’s Rustic Ridge)
PONTOON BOATS – Johnson’s Boats & Motors, delivers to Castle Rock Lake or Lake Petenwell 608-297-2562
PONTOON BOATS – Shane Costello at Portofino Bay, west, 608-548-0039
PONTOON & FISHING BOATS – Wells Lakeside Cottages, west Castle Rock Lake 608-847-7286
EXCURSIONS – Cruise the Castle – west Castle Rock Lake 608-548-2789
BOAT SLIPS – O’Dells Bay Marina (Dirty Turtle), west Castle Rock Lake 608-562-5931
BOAT SLIPS – Petenwell County Park (east) 608-564-7513 & Castle Rock County Park (east) 608-339-7713
PONTOON & BOAT SLIPS – Barnum Bay Marina (Lure), Lake Petenwell 715-325-6555
PONTOON – Petenwell Pub, east Lake Petenwell 608-564-3128
PADDLE BOARDS, KAYAKS, CANOES, 3 DIFFERENT KINDS OF BIKES – Northward Peddle & Paddle –  www.gonorthward.com
TUBING & CANOEING – Point Bluff Resort, Hwy. Z & Rt. 82, 608-253-6181
BOAT & GUIDE SERVICE – JNB Guide Service 920-394-3114 or 920-291-6799

SWIMMING & BEACHES:
CASTLE ROCK COUNTY PARKS (Designated swimming area, playground, boat launch, camping)
Adams County / Daily vehicle sticker 608-339-7713
Juneau County / Daily vehicle sticker 608-847-7089
PETENWELL COUNTY PARK (Designated swimming area, playground, boat launch, camping)
Adams County / Daily vehicle sticker and boat slips 608-564-7513
WILDERNESS PARK (Designated swimming area, playground, boat launch, camping)
Juneau County (Petenwell) / Daily vehicle sticker 608-847-7089
FREE PUBLIC BEACHES & BOAT LAUNCHES THROUGHOUT

HORSEBACK RIDING
BIGHORN RANCH – Trail rides, lessons, year-round indoor arena, Adams County  608-778-5551
RED RIDGE RANCH RIDING STABLE – Trail rides, sleigh rides, day camps, Juneau County 608-847-2273

DOWNHILL, SNO-BOARDING & CROSS COUNTRY SKIING
(Listed in travel distance order – call for winter rates)
ROCHE-A-CRI STATE PARK (cross-country only) 608-339-6881
WOODSIDE RANCH, Mauston 608-847-4275
CHRISTMAS MOUNTAIN, Wisc. Dells 608-254-3971
CASCADE MOUNTAIN, Portage 608-742-5588
NORDIC MOUNTAIN SKI AREA, Wild Rose 920-787-3324
DEVIL’S HEAD SKI RESORT, S6330 Bluff Road Merrimac, WI, 608-493-2251
RIB MOUNTAIN, Wausau 715-845-2846

FINE AREA RESTAURANTS
LAKESHORE (by boat or car… casual attire accepted in all)
CARLSON’S RUSTIC RIDGE (dinners, Sunday brunch) 608-339-6300
SPLASH (dinners, sandwiches) 608-339-3090
PORTOFINO’S RESTAURANT 608-350-0555
THE DIRTY TURTLE (bar & specialty sandwiches) 608-562-5931
SHIPWRECK BAY (bar & grill) 608-847-2401
THE LURE (bar & grill) Lake Petenwell 715-325-6555
DIRTY OAR (dinners) Lake Petenwell 715-325-2522
PETENWELL PUB (pizza, sandwiches) Lake Petenwell 608-564-3128
ROMANO’S PIZZERIA (dinners, sandwiches) Lake Petenwell 715-325-6700
OFFSHORE
BAY REST, Lake Petenwell (dinners, sandwiches) 608-564-7020
BUCKHORN CAFE 608-565-2695
BUCKY’S BRICK OVEN EATERY 608-339-8888
HOOZEL’S AT THE LAKES 715-325-9898
KOZY’S PIZZA 608-847-5111
LAKE ARROWHEAD CLUBHOUSE (full menu) 715-325-3341

OTHER THINGS TO DO & SEE IN ADAMS & JUNEAU COUNTIES:
FAWN CREEK WINERY (wine, gifts, micro-menu), 608-253-4400
NORTHWOODS ORCHARD & GREENHOUSE (west of Mauston) 608-847-7028
MAUSTON FARMERS MARKET – Tuesdays 2pm – 6pm Saturdays 1pm – sold out  May – October
ROME FARMERS MARKET – Fridays 8am – 1pm   May 18th – September 28th
HAZEL STREET FARMERS MARKET – Wednesdays 12pm – 5pm  May 23rd – end of October
FLEA MARKET – every Saturday & Sunday during summer (Adams RR track)
GOLFING – Lake Arrowhead/Pines & Lakes (two 18-hole 4.5 star rated),
Mound View (9-hole), Northern Bay (18-holes, replica world-famous 9-holes)
Ridges (18-hole), Castle Rock (18-hole), Sand Valley (18-hole)
HUNTING – Public access lands, deer and wild turkey
HARDWOOD BOMBING RANGE – Training Exercises 608-427-1509
SNOWMOBILING – Over 400 miles groomed and marked state and local trails
ATV – Developed ATV county trails
ROCHE-A-CRI MOUND STATE PARK – National Historical Register 608-339-6881
BUCKHORN STATE PARK – Castle Rock Lake 608-565-2789
THE McGOWAN HOUSE – Adams County Historical Society 608-339-7732
NECEDAH NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE 608-565-2551

SIDE TRIPS:
Wisconsin Dells Attractions
Ringling Brothers Circus Museum
Necedah National Wildlife Refuge
Sandhill Wildlife Area
Ho Chunk Casino & Restaurant
House on the Rock
Frank Lloyd Wright Homes
Elroy Bike Trail
Rudolph Grotto
Crane Foundation