Rocky Arbor State Park is a well-known component of the broader state forest system. It provides educational opportunities in addition to several recreational offerings. Rocky Arbor State Park has just one mile of hiking trails to explore. There are two lines to choose from which create a loop through the park.
These trails are wholly self-guided and offer a chance to get familiar with the various plant species that populate the region. Make sure if you decide to bring your dog along for this part of the park experience that they're on a sturdy leash. A doggie refuse station exists at the trailhead, so make sure to grab a few complimentary plastic bags and clean up anything your canine might leave behind.
Hunting has traditionally been prevalent in Wisconsin, and it's no different here in Rocky Arbor State Park. Hunting is permitted in the open plains areas of the park, provided it's during the proper season, and guests have a Wisconsin state hunting license, as well as tags for the specific animal they're hunting. Common species hunted here are otter, deer, and a few species of waterfowl.
If you're determined to keep your dog along for a hunting expedition, make sure that they're on a secure leash and are respectful of other park visitors. Rocky Arbor State Park offers public picnic areas that can be reserved up to three months in advance during the warmer months. These areas come with connected public restrooms, and are sheltered to protect from the elements should a sudden thunderstorm break out.
The picnic areas are free for your canine to hang out in, as long as they're on a leash. If you're determined to keep your dog along for a hunting expedition, make sure that they're on a secure leash and are respectful of other park visitors. In the winter months, Rocky Arbor State Park hosts cross-country skiing and snowshoeing. No rental exists, so make sure to bring your gear if you're looking to get out onto the fresh winter powder.