Roche-a-Cri State Park Article

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Roche-a-Cri State Park
IUCN category V (protected landscape/seascape)
Roche-A-CriPetroglyphs1.jpg
Map showing the location of Roche-a-Cri State Park
Map showing the location of Roche-a-Cri State Park
Map showing the location of Roche-a-Cri State Park
Map showing the location of Roche-a-Cri State Park
Location Adams, Wisconsin, United States
Coordinates 44°0′9″N 89°49′10″W / 44.00250°N 89.81944°W / 44.00250; -89.81944
ROCHE-A-CRI STATE PARK Latitude and Longitude:

44°0′9″N 89°49′10″W / 44.00250°N 89.81944°W / 44.00250; -89.81944
Area605 acres (245 ha)
Established1948
Governing body Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources

Roche-a-Cri State Park (from the French for crevice in the rock) is a state park north of Adams and Friendship in central Wisconsin. The park, 605 acres (245 ha) in area, was established in 1948.

The park features a 300-foot (91 m) rock outcropping with Native American petroglyphs—the Roche-a-Cri Petroglyphs—and a wooden stairway to the top, as well as more than 5 miles (8.0 km) of hiking trails. [1]

Natural History

The striking 300-foot (91 m) bluff is a hard core that remains from a larger sheet of Cambrian sandstone which has mostly eroded away. Around 19,000 to 15,000 years ago it was an island rising above Glacial Lake Wisconsin. On top of the bluff grow red oak, black oak, white oak, red pine, white pine, and jack pine. Buzzards also haunt the top. [2]

References

  1. ^ "Roche-a-Cri State Park". WilderNet. Retrieved September 1, 2013.
  2. ^ "Roche-A-Cri State Park: Nature". Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. Retrieved September 1, 2013.

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