Mauston is the county seat of Juneau County. Juneau County is much diversified with Castle Rock and Petenwell recreation lakes and lands, as well as farming communities, small villages, and towns.
There is always something to do. Nearby are the world renowned Sparta-Elroy and the 200 Omaha Bike Trails, The Necedah Wildlife Refuge, ATV and snowmobile trails, cross country skiing, and area golf courses. Then there are fairs and festivities all year around, such as Hustler Fest (chicken throwing, log sawing, and one of the largest tractor pulls in Wisconsin), The Pumpkin bash, Apple Dumpling Days, The Turtle Dunk in the icy waters of Castle Rock Lake on New Years Day , WaDuShuda Days, Parkfest in Lyndon Station, and Poker Runs. The area offers abundant hunting, fishing including ice fishing, and other out door recreational activities.