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Roche-A-Cri State Park, established in 1948, protects a 300-foot-high Locationrock outcropping and Native American petroglyphs and pictographs. The name "Roche-A-Cri" comes from French words meaning "crevice in the rock." The park has 41 rustic campsites and five miles of hiking trails within a forest of large oaks and pines. Carter Creek in the park offers fishing opportunities.

Camping Hiking Picnicking Shelters Fishing Hunting Trapping Winter Activities

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

Wisconsin State Park System Roche-A-Cri State Park

The 300-foot high Roche-A-Cri mound rises above the wooded landscape.

Photo © Wisconsin Department of Tourism

Reserve campsites at Roche-A-Cri State Park.

Park information


  • The park is open year-round from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m.
  • The stairway to the top of the mound is open from 6 a.m. to sunset.


The main entrance to the park is about 1.5 miles north of Friendship on State Highway 13, on the west side of the highway. The latitude is 44° 0' 3.8" and longitude 89° 48' 45.4". During winter, the main entrance is closed and visitors should park in the lot on the north side of Czech Avenue, west of State Highway 13.


Friends group and volunteering

  • The Friends of Roche-A-Cri State Park work on numerous park projects and events throughout the year, including the annual photography contest, the fall pumpkin walk and summer naturalist programs. Please contact the park office for more information or to join the Friends of Roche-A-Cri.
  • State Park System volunteering opportunities

Get Outdoors!

Get Outdoors!

  • Wisconsin Explorer Program
  • Roche-A-Cri staff and volunteers conduct interpretive programs on weekends throughout the summer. See the Get Outdoors! Events Calendar for a list of all nature programs and events at Roche-A-Cri and all state parks. Program schedules are posted around the park and are available at the office.
  • GO Geocache! Check out a gps unit preloaded with geocaches in Roche-A-Cri and Buckhorn.


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Last revised: Monday July 21 2014