History of Buckhorn SP: Lake Juneau School
In Wisconsin, United States
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Buckhorn State Park is located on Castle Rock Flowage, a 13,955 acre flowage of the Wisconsin River. Castle Rock Lake is the fourth largest inland lake in Wisconsin. The lake was created between 1949 and 1951 when the Wisconsin River Power Company completed a dam on the Wisconsin River eight miles northeast of Mauston for hydro-electric power production. Flood control and recreational opportunities were also residual benefits the power company envisioned in the dam and flowage development. Prior to the construction of the dam the villages of Werner and Germantown occupied the land that is now Buckhorn State Park and Castle Rock Lake.
This series of caches will give you some history of the area prior to the flooding and creation of the lake.
Two schools operated in the Werner area. Pleasant View School and Lake Juneau School. Lake Juneau was located on the corner of 22nd Aveneue and 31st Avenue near the scenic Lake Juneau. It was at one time named Zanoni but in 1922 the name was changed to Lake Juneau.
You are searching for a micro container just off the road. Parking is available along the road. This road is not plowed in the winter. A current Wisconsin State Parks sticker is required to park a vehicle in any part of the park at any time of year.
WDNR Geocache Notification Form 2500-118 has been submitted to and approved by Heather Wolf, Property Manager at Buckhorn State Park. Please note that any geocache placed on Wisconsin Department of Natural Resouce managed lands requires permission by means of this notification form. If you intend to place a cache on WDNR managed lands, please print out a paper copy of the notification form, fill in all required information, then submit it to the respective land manager.
Last Updated: on 4/20/2014 7:30:00 AM Pacific Daylight Time (2:30 PM GMT)
Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum