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For information, contact:
Roche-A-Cri State Park
1767 State Highway 13
Friendship WI 53934
608-339-6881 (summer)
608-565-2789 (off-season)

Roche-A-Cri State Park Current conditions

Conditions as of Tuesday, April 7, 2014:

The main gate and campground are closed for the season  as there is ice and snow covering the road. Parking is in the winter lot on Czech Ave and park stickers are required.  Please use the self-registration in the winter/prairie lot. Cypress Ave and 13th Dr also border the park and stickers are required if parking on the park side of the road.  Park stickers are not required on Highway 13, parking is not allowed in front of the park gate.  


The stairway to the top of the mound is not maintained for winter use.


Bald eagles can be seen flying around the open water of the Wisconsin River at the Hwy 21 bridge


  • Work*Play*Earth Day. Volunteers are needed May 3 to participate in a state-wide event celebrating Earth Day. Volunteers should meet at the park office at 9 a.m. to receive garbage bags for litter pickup and assignments for work.  The Friends of Roche-A-Cri State Park will be providing a noontime lunch. The lunch is free, however donations are graciously accepted. Please pre-register by calling the winter office (Buckhorn) 608-565-2789.  Volunteers are encouraged to bring gloves and water bottles.  A Wisconsin State Park vehicle admission sticker is not required for registered volunteers.  9 a.m. – 3 p.m. 


See the DNR Events Calendar for a list of events at Roche-A-Cri and other state parks.


Don't move firewood!

Don't move firewood!Due to the potential of carrying harmful tree pests and diseases, Wisconsin has restrictions for moving firewood.

All campground is closed through April 30, 2014.

More information

We are looking for camp hosts for the summer.  Call the Buckhorn office at 608-565-2789 if interested,

The office is closed; please use the self-registration in the winter/prairie lot. .

The 2014 Annual Photo Contest is underway.  Spring is a great times to take photos.  

Last revised: Tuesday April 08 2014