Roche-A-Cri State Park Campground

Friendship, Wisconsin 53934

Roche-A-Cri State Park Campground

Roche-A-Cri State Park Campground Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"Roche-A-Cri is quite a landmark on the Wisconsin landscape, as is the state park that surrounds and protects it. Roche-A-Cri itself is a rock prominence uplifting from the central Wisconsin landscape. Its 300-foot elevation allows a view of 10 counties and up to 60 miles away! First discovered by aboriginals who left petroglyphs to prove their find, the flat-topped cliff-sided perch was dubbed the crying rock by Frenchmen. Later, American soldiers and explorers let their presence be known with their own rock inscriptions. Today, visitors can camp in an attractive, wooded campground at the base of Roche-A-Cri, get a view from the top, and make their own memory that needs no inscription.

The park’s proximity to the Wisconsin Dells, 30 miles south, makes for a sane base camp and respite to explore the tourist madness that is the Dells. Before you hit the Dells or climb the 303 wooden steps to the top of Roche-A-Cri, find a site at the campground. Your biggest problem will be choosing from the many ideal tent sites."

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Trail Information

Nearby City
Dog-friendly, Kid-friendly
Swimming, Boating, Fishing, Biking
Additional Use
Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, summer 608-339-6881, November–April 608-565-2789,; reservations 888-WI-PARKS,
Local Contacts
Fees per Night
Vault toilets, pump well.

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