Just like its name, Roche-A-Cri State Park is truly unique. The central feature of this pawsome park is a 300 foot rock outcropping. Fun fact- this mound was once an island in Glacial Lake Wisconsin more than a million years ago. That’s woofin’ impressive! The south face of the hill also has early Native American petroglyphs and pictographs.
The Roche-A-Cri mound is actually located in a designated
natural area where canine visitors are not allowed. But don’t worry, the parks
has other furrific trails your pal can enjoy. The 3.5 mile Acorn Trail is by
far the longest trail in the park. Since it circles the base of the mound, your
pal can get a good look at the historic hill. Turkey Vulture Trail veers off
the Acorn Trail and meanders through a serene forest of pine, oak, and maple.
If you happen to be in this area in the early afternoon, watch for soaring
Although Spring Peeper Trail is short, it’s definitely worth
checking out. Since it’s nestled alongside Carter Creek, it is the ideal
habitat for the small frogs the trail is named after. This is a great little spot for seeing
butterflies, nesting birds, and dragonflies. The sounds of this magical forest
will keep your pup’s ear perked up. Chickadee Rock Trail is another quick hike.
Stroll along this gravel path and watch for blueberry and huckleberry bushes
and a variety of ferns.
Roch-A-Cri State Park has a campground that fills up
quickly during the summer. If your pup wants to stay the night in the park,
reserve a spot early. Sites are available for tents and RVs. Restrooms and
drinking water are also available in the park. Be sure to give your pup plenty
to drink after their hike. Don’t forget to bring clean up bags and pick up
whatever your doggo puts down. Above all else, have a woofderful time with your
pup in this beautiful park!