Destination guide

There's plenty of adventure to be had at Castle Rock Lake

Discover an idyllic setting at Castle Rock Lake, an outdoor paradise where adventure is firmly on the agenda. Spend lazy days swimming, kayaking, and fishing, or head to the largely undeveloped shoreline for hiking, biking, and wildlife watching. Whether you're looking for a cozy cabin for 2 or a plush home with space for family and friends, you'll find that many Castle Rock Lake vacation rentals place you right on the water's edge, and just a short drive from the live entertainment, sumptuous dining spots, and world-class water parks at nearby Wisconsin Dells.

Things to do

Explore Castle Rock Lake's surrounding towns

If you can drag yourself away from the peaceful surroundings of the lake, the surrounding towns and villages are well worth taking a little time out to explore. Nearby Necedah boasts a variety of ATV trails for the more adventurous traveler, although those who prefer a more leisurely pace might want to head to the Adams Summer Wine Up Festival instead. Held at the town's County Fairgrounds in June, the festival serves up live music and local artist stalls, not to mention a craft beer garden and delightfully moreish tasting sessions from some of the best Wisconsin wineries.


Cast a line at Castle Rock Lake

There are many ways to enjoy the water at Castle Rock Lake but fishing probably gets the top spot. Landing panfish and walleye is fairly common, though it's not unheard of for patient anglers to be rewarded with a largemouth bass or northern pike. Wade fishing is an option but renting a boat and finding your own peaceful spot can be more rewarding. Kayakers also find a slice of heaven here and can be spotted exploring the nooks and crannies of Buckhorn State Park's shoreline, often casting their eyes upwards for a glimpse of the bald eagles and osprey overhead.


Choose your season at Castle Rock Lake

The continental climate brings with it a little bit of every weather at Castle Rock Lake. Hearty winters, that kick off in November and last all the way through to March, invite travelers to explore miles of cross-country skiing and snowmobiling trails before the season gives way to spring, allowing the area's abundant wildflowers to waken from their slumber. The summer months of July and August can be a popular time to stay in a Castle Rock Lake vacation rental, although you might want to hang fire to see the patchwork of fiery colors that accompanies fall.

Natural features

Discover a diverse landscape around Castle Rock Lake

The lake itself will likely be the highlight of any getaway to a Castle Rock Lake vacation rental but the lush green parks that line its shores are a worthy runner-up. At Castle Rock County Park, you can take on any number of picturesque hiking trails, or simply head to the sandy beach to stretch out and top up your tan for a while. A quick drive south to Wisconsin Dells serves up not only an array of indoor and outdoor waterparks but also the chance for travelers to check out the sandstone formations gracing the banks of the Wisconsin River.

Where to stay around Castle Rock Lake?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 113 vacation rentals near Castle Rock Lake. From 28 Cabins to 49 Houses, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Castle Rock Lake for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Castle Rock Lake?

There are many lovely places to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Castle Rock Lake. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular destinations to visit are:

  • Wisconsin Dells: 581 vacation rentals
  • Lake Delton: 512 vacation rentals
  • Baraboo: 547 vacation rentals
  • Arkdale: 122 vacation rentals
  • Mauston: 577 vacation rentals

And HomeAway offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in Castle Rock Lake! Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Castle Rock Lake?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the cities with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Castle Rock Lake:

  • Wisconsin Dells: 581 rentals
  • Lake Delton: 512 rentals
  • Baraboo: 547 rentals
  • Arkdale: 122 rentals
  • Mauston: 577 rentals

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Castle Rock Lake?

HomeAway offers a large selection of rentals near lovely places in Castle Rock Lake. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Christmas Mountain: 522 rentals
  • Mt. Olympus Water and Theme Park: 553 rentals
  • Chula Vista Waterpark: 570 rentals
  • Noah's Ark Waterpark: 560 rentals
  • Dells Raceway Park: 576 rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Castle Rock Lake listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection.