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
Notice: The Spring Peeper Trail, the trail by Carter Creek across from the petroglyphs, and the trail coming into the park from the prairie/winter parking lot are closed and under water at this time due to high water on Carter Creek. (updated 9/26/16).
- 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.
- Vehicle admission sticker is required.
- Camping fees for the Wisconsin State Park System.
- Hunting and fishing licenses apply.
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