Adams County, Wisconsin

 

Adams County, WI's population is about 21,000 people as of 2006 with the County seat in Friendship, WI. This is primarily a tourist area with Wisconsin's 2nd & 4th largest bodies of water, Lake Petenwell & Castle Rock Lake, forming most of the western border. Adams Cty is loaded with ATV routes, Snowmobile trails, Horseback riding trails, golf courses, Public hunting land, and several small fishing lakes, plenty of trout streams, 23 named rock formations, 9 County parks and Roche-a-Cri State Park.

On this page you’ll find links for more detail information including tourism, things to do, places to go, visitor information, sporting events, lakes, rustic roads, farmers markets, parks, camping, outdoor recreation and more…

The links below are all about Adams County, WI.

 

 

Adams County, WI Government Websites List by County, Cities, Townships & Villages

 

Here you will find links to government websites for Adams County, Wisconsin, its Townships, Cites and Villages. These official website links offer information on phone numbers, addresses, ordinances, locations, maps, election information, meeting times, events calendars, Board Directories, Emergency Services info, general area information and much more. If you see and error or have an update please login and leave the comment below, thank you in advance!  The LINKS below open up in new windows!

 

Adams County, Wisconsin Government Links

 

 

 

Cities and Village Government Website for Adams County, WI.

 

Adams County, Wisconsin Township Government Websites

 

  • Adams Township – N/A
  • Big Flats Township Official Website - http://bigflatswi.com
  • Colburn Township – N/A
  • Dell Prairie Township – N/A
  • Easton Township – N/A
  • Jackson Township - http://www.townofjackson.us
  • Leola Township - http://www.tn.leola.wi.gov
  • Lincoln Township – N/A
  • Monroe Township – N/A
  • New Chester Township – N/A
  • New Haven Township – N/A
  • Preston Township – N/A
  • Quincy Township – N/A
  • Richfield Township – N/A
  • Rome Township Official Website - http://www.townofrome.com
  • Springville Township – N/A
  • Strong's Prairie Township N/A
  • NOT A GOVERNMENT WEBSITE BUT HAS A LOT OF TOWNSHIP INFORMATION – http://www.Adams-WI.com

 

Roche-A-Cri Mound

 

Roche-A-Cri Mound is part of Roche-A-Cri State Park and is the steepest hill in the State of Wisconsin according to the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WI DNR). This Adams County Mound was formed by ice and water from the diminishing glaciers of Old Lake Wisconsin during the last Ice Age. Ancient Native American rock art known as glyphs, petroglyphs, pictographs and hieroglyphs of where found at the base of Roche-A-Cri Mound as early as the mid 1800's. Like any natural and man-made attraction both the natural elements (erosion, water and wind) and accidental damage from visitors takes it toll over time.

 

Roche-A-Cri Mound Photos & Pictures

 

 

 

Roche-A-Cri Mound in not just a natural attraction anymore but a manmade one as well. Because of the concern of climbers' safety back in the 1970's the mound became off limits to visitors. So, to utilize this natural attraction the State of Wisconsin in the early to mid 1990's added a stairway of 303 steps from the basis of the mound all the way to the flat top on the north edge where an observation deck was placed offering a great view of the area. From this view point, you can see for miles and observe several other Wisconsin Rock Formations in the area including Rabbit Rock, Minnie Rock, Ship Rock, Cottonville Rock, Dorro Couche Mound (aka Dyracuse Mound), Necedah Mound and Petenwell Rock. There are large panoramic information plaques to help you identify what you are looking at in the Adams County area.

The mound is surrounded by Roche-A-Cri State Park which consists of several miles of hiking trails, picnic areas, a playground, sand volleyball courts, shelters, about 41 overnight camping sites and Carter Creek trout stream winds through the park just south of the mound. The park has several areas with historical and educational information posted for visitors to see. Roche-A-Cri Mound is not just a tourist attraction or natural artifact, but home to the area Wisconsin Wildlife including; Eastern Wild Turkey, Whitetail Deer, Turkey Vultures, Bald Eagles, Raccoons, Possums or Opossums, Squirrels and a variety of small birds & hawks.

 

 

Roche-A-Cri State Park, Wisconsin

 

Welcome to the home of Turkey Vultures, Whitetail, Squirrels and the Red Fox.  Roche-A-Cri State Park established in 1948 is 605 acres of woods, prairie plus Roche-A-Cri Mound.  This unique State Park has many different recreational activities from sight-seeing to hiking 303 steps up the top of Roche A Cri Mound.  Several rest areas offer different settings where you can enjoy a nice picnic. There are 41 rustic campsites available and the park even offer's campfire wood for your convenience. If you wish to climb the hill, there is a 300 foot stairway that includes resting places along the way. During your journey through Roche-A-Cri State Park, you will find areas that tell the history of the hill. At the top is a platform that will allow you to see 10 different counties, many great Lakes, Friendship Mound, and plenty of other unique places for discovery.

 

Roche-A-Cri State Park Photos & Pictures

 

 

Do you like to fish? Carter Creek runs right through the park, giving you the true essence of what Central Wisconsin has to offer. Nearby lakes and streams include: Big Roche-A-Cri Lake, Wisconsin River, Lake Petenwell & Castle Rock flowage, and many others. Roche-A-Cri State Park is an enjoyable place to bring your family. Park Office: 608-339-6881

 

 

Quick Specs & Features on Roche-A-Cri State Park.

  • Roche-A-Cri Mound – The Steepest in Wisconsin.
  • Chickadee Rock
  • Picnic Tables & Built in Grills
  • Play Ground
  • 41 Rustic Campsites (#8 is Wheelchair Accessible)
  • Prairie by Winter Parking
  • Historical Marker –
  • Indian Petroglyphs
  • Dump Station
  • Stairs & Observation Decks on the Mound
  • Interpretive Panels at Kiosk
  • Firewood & Host Site
  • Park Road for Vehicles Loop 1.2 Miles
  • Park Office / Shop - 608-339-6881

 

 

Hiking Trails in Roche-A-Cri State Park

  • Acorn Trail 3.55 miles
  • Eagle Ridge Trail .35 miles
  • Mound Trail .3 miles
  • Chickadee Rock Nature Trail .34 miles
  • Spring Peeper Trail .65 miles
  • Turkey Vulture Trail .9 miles

 

 

Townships in Adams County.

 

Adams Township - is home to the City of Adams and Friendship Village where the county seat...

Big Flats Township - known for it’s ATV routes, Snowmobile trails, thousands of acres of public land, Big Roche-a-Cri Lake...

Colburn Township - is known for the Colburn Wildlife Area which is about 5,000 acres almost 8 square miles of public...

Dell Prairie Township - is known for several miles of Wisconsin River frontage bordering the Westside and separating Adams County from...

Easton Township - is home to both Grand Marsh, home of the original Grand Marsh State Bank and White Creek named after White Creek which flows...

Jackson Township - is mostly known for its fishing lakes and the famous Neenah Creek trout stream and watershed. Jordon Lake offers 213 skiable acres and...

Leola Township - is Adams County most North Eastern township and mostly consists of farm land owned by a small number of people plus there are a couple of large parcels of State...

Lincoln Township - for the most part is a farming community and has only half dozen tiny unnamed lakes plus Lawrence Creek which flows...

Monroe Township - is primarily a recreational area with about 10 miles of Lake Petenwell frontage, thousands of acres of Wisconsin River Power Company & Plum Creek Timberland property which...

New Chester Township - has two smaller communities.  Brooks and Grand Marsh, home of the original Grand Marsh State Bank.  The Union Pacific Railroad runs diagonally through...

New Haven Township - is mostly 40+ acre parcels and shares Mason Lake and with Marquette County to the east.  Mason lake has the southern most...

Preston Township - has the only State Park in Adams County; Roche-A-Cri State Park.  The park features Roche-A-Cri Mound which has 303 steps all the way to...

Quincy Township - is home to Castle Rock County Park on Wisconsin’s 4th largest body of water, Castle Rock Lake.  Castle Rock Hydro Dam helps regulate the water levels of...

Richfield Township - is home of “The Landman” and is primarily a farming area on the eastern side and more wetlands on the...

Rome Township - is the most northwest township in Adams County and is most known for the Tri-Lakes; Lake Arrowhead 300 acres, Lakes Sherwood 246 acres & Lake Camelot...

Springville Township - is located at the southern end of Adams County and borders the Wisconsin River to the West.  This township has...

Strongs Prairie Township - borders plenty of frontage on Castle Rock Lake and Lake Petenwell along the West side.  Roche-A-Cri Creek flows through the township and...

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