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The City of Mauston is the County seat of Juneau County, and located 73 miles north of Madison, WI. It is also next door to Wisconsin’s second and fourth largest lakes, Petenwell and Castle Rock Lake. The city was founded by Milton M. Maugh and had the original name of Maughs Town after the founder. The city’s beginning was based on the lumber industry of early Wisconsin. Incorporated in 1887 with a population of 1,857 the city today has a population of 4,500. Mauston is a full service municipality providing police and fire protection, water/wastewater utilities, solid waste collection, curbside recycling, a small airport, parks and recreation, public works, planning/zoning and other services. For more information about the City of Mauston, visit

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Mauston is the home to extraordinary history, unique shopping experiences, delicious dining and outdoor recreation for all four seasons. Our central location in Wisconsin puts us near a wide variety of attractions and recreational opportunities. Situated along the Lemonweir River, Mauston is the county seat of Juneau County. Mauston is an active, modern community, marked by industrial and new home growth. With lots of small town charm, Mauston is located almost exactly between Chicago and Minnesota's Twin Cities. Recreational activities in the area include an 18-hole golf course, volleyball and tennis courts, picnic areas, bowling, hunting, swimming, biking, snowmobiling, skiing, boating and fishing. Nearby to Mauston are the state's 2nd and 4th largest lakes, Petenwell and Castle Rock. 

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Mauston choice hotels and places to stay will accommodate your trip as best as possible. Each hotel will strive to ensure your comfort and satisfaction so you can enjoy your stay while visiting Mauston. Ready to make a reservation?  

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