Roche-A-Cri State Park, established in 1948, protects a 300-foot-high rock 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.
- Contact information
- For information, contact:
- Roche-A-Cri State Park
1767 State Highway 13
Friendship WI 53934
Wisconsin State Park System Roche-A-Cri State Park
- 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/haunted hay ride 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
- 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.