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Mississippi Valley Archaeology Center

Roche-A-Cri State Park – Rock Art

August 25, 2016

Roche-A-CriRoche-A-Cri State Park contains the only rock art site in Wisconsin that is open to the public. The rock art consists of a large panel of petroglyphs (carvings) and pictographs (painting) located at the base of a 300 foot rock outcrop. The panel contains geometric designs, crescents, thunderbirds, and human figures. Considerable historic graffiti is also present. The site was vandalized with spray-paint in the early 2000s. Restoration efforts helped to fade the graffiti but could not completely remove the vandalism. For information about visiting Roche-A-Cri State Park, located in central Wisconsin, visit: Pictured are visitors viewing main panel from the observation deck (left) and a view of the main panel (right).