10 Reasons Why We’re Obsessed with the Castle Rock Area

Discover Wisconsin

February 7, 2020

Bordering both Juneau and Adams counties, Castle Rock Lake is at the heart of this area with over 60 miles of beautiful blue shoreline. Castle Rock Lake is the fourth largest in the state and is perfect for anglers, boaters and lake-life lovers. From backyard and beachside to gather round and giddy up, the Castle Rock Lake area is full of surprises

  • Pavloski Waterfront Developments – The Castle Rock area is a destination for many lake life lovers. Pavloski Waterfront Developments offers affordable and accessible lakefront housing on private lakes with boat launch access to Castle Rock Lake. Enjoy backdoor beachfront, quiet kayaking and the up-north atmosphere without the up-north drive with Pavloski Waterfront Developments.
  • Dining at Shipwreck Bay – You’re sure to work up an appetite after a morning on the lake. Pull up to the party as you dock for dinner at Shipwreck Bay. Whether you order one of their famous burgers or a pizza loaded with toppings, you’re sure to leave satisfied.
  • Outdoor deck at Shipwreck Bay – Keep the good times rolling by taking a beachy drink onto the outdoor deck and enjoy live music, karaoke, and a game of sand volleyball. This deck is insulated during the colder months to keep patrons toasty and toasting all year long.
  • Sandy Shores Tubing – Reserve your tube and spend the day on the water with Sandy Shores Tubing. Partake in a three-mile float on calm waters with stunning scenery and stop at numerous beaches and sandbars as you make your way down the Wisconsin River.
  • Sandy Shores Tubing Campground – With 72 acres of campground, Sandy Shores has room for the whole family. Grab a bite to eat or a drink at the bar and engage in a game of horseshoes or volleyball as you spend a night under the stars. Sandy Shores Tubing offers camping, RV sites and room lodging for campers of all experiences.
  • Birdwatching on Lake Petenwell Dam – Just north of Castle Rock Lake lies Petenwell Lake. The Petenwell and Castle Rock Stewards (PACRS) organization works to improve the water and environmental quality of the lakes, which in turn, raises the living conditions of the surrounding wildlife. The Petenwell Dam observation tower offers a top-notch panorama of the area and the perfect view for birdwatching.
  • Kayaking on Lemonweir River – The winding Lemonweir River is perfect for any watersport activity. Take your kayak out for a slow, quiet paddle, stop off at the many sandbars and enjoy the breathtaking nature along the way.
  • Necedah Wildlife Reserve – The Necedah Wildlife Refuge provides public opportunities for wildlife emersion. Founded in 1939, the reserve’s mission is to protect and restore endangered and threatened species and their habitats. Visitors can take advantage of the numerous trails, environmental education and artistic inspiration.
  • Horseback Riding at Woodside Ranch – Woodside Ranch is a 100-year-old dude ranch providing an all-inclusive getaway for families of all ages. This unplugged vacation spot promotes curiosity, adventure and activity as it offers all-day horseback rides, fishing pond, archery, petting zoo, trading post and a nightly campfire.
  • Dining Experiences at Woodside Ranch – Saddle up for a breakfast ride at Woodside Ranch where you’ll get to ride your favorite horse down a trail and out to the middle of the woods where breakfast is cooked to order hot on the griddle. Come hungry to the dining hall for lunch and dinner as you eat home-cooked meals family-style with other families.

Taylor Carruthers is a producer and member of the Discover Wisconsin team. Watch Discover Wisconsin on Saturday mornings at 10am on Fox Sports Wisconsin and stream episodes now on Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire, Smart TV, Chromecast, and on discoverwisconsin.com. 

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