Welcome to Mauston

Mauston’s unique name originally was "Maughs Town," named after its founder Milton Maugh. Incorporated in 1887, the city’s beginning was based on the lumber industry of early Wisconsin. Located on the Lemonweir River and next door to Wisconsin’s second and fourth largest lakes, Petenwell and Castle Rock Lake, Mauston finds you surrounded by natural wonder, wildlife and a rich variety of outdoor activities. Mauston also has a rich rural history with easy access to cranberry bogs, dairy farms, apple orchards, and Amish country.  

With a population of 4,500, Mauston maintains a small town feel, and yet serves as the Juneau County seat and a local retail center. Mauston is a full service municipality providing police and fire protection, public works, water/wastewater utilities, solid waste collection, curbside recycling, a small airport, parks and recreation, planning/zoning and other services.