Roche-A-Cri Mound is in located in Adams County and is not just a natural attraction anymore but a manmade one as well. Because of the concern of climber’s safety back in the 1970’s the mound became off limits to visitors. So, to utilized 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 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.
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). The 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.
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