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Rocky Arbor State Park

Highway 12/16, Wisconsin Dells, WI
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Nice refuge from Dells

This was a nice, quick morning hike while staying at the Dells. A great place to get away from the... read more

Reviewed 30 July 2017
Waterloo, Iowa
via mobile
Wonderful setting but noisy interstate traffic

Pros: gorgeous setting among forest and stone formations and all sites have privacy from the next... read more

Reviewed 28 July 2017
Frankfort, Kentucky
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“hiking trail” (6 reviews)
“pit toilets” (2 reviews)
Highway 12/16, Wisconsin Dells, WI
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Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

This was a nice, quick morning hike while staying at the Dells. A great place to get away from the tourist traffic and find some fresh air. Short 1-mile trail loop with great cliffs, geological features. Could hear nearby highway traffic up upper trail. Low...More

Thank jsreinitz
Reviewed 28 July 2017 via mobile

Pros: gorgeous setting among forest and stone formations and all sites have privacy from the next; rustic and primitive. Cons: interstate traffic noise (we were still able to sleep), dirty bathrooms and showers (wouldn't take much to clean them), lack of gravel paths and lots...More

Thank AndreaWM
Reviewed 19 July 2017 via mobile

Well, another State Park I can check off my list. I didn't realize that this is more of a campground than a hiking park. It has just over a mile trail, but that's it. Some scenic spots. Unfortunately 90 is right there and I can't...More

Thank Jamie M
Reviewed 13 June 2017

Nice to be there in the Fall when no one is around. Great rock formations and the hiking trail was interesting but quite rustic and a little wet.

Thank MommaJBeaverDam
Reviewed 30 May 2017

My wife and I wanted a nice morning hike, so Rocky Arbor was recommended to us. The hiking trail is just a little over a mile, but taking in all the beautiful rock formations took us over an hour to complete the hike. We did...More

1  Thank Eric O
Reviewed 23 April 2017

Nothing I read said this park was closed to vehicle traffic at certain times of the year. Everything said it is open. It is, but you park (limited spaces) and walk in. We took a short trail rock. Small park. Small pet area with picnic...More

2  Thank Sharon G
Reviewed 25 September 2016

Rocky Arbor State Park is an average park in an average town in the middle of an average state. If you like hiking and are bored of the other state parks then check this one out.

1  Thank Obelix L
Reviewed 15 August 2016

This was my first visit to this state park and I can't wait to go back! My boyfriend and I visited to go hiking, but I will say that the camping spaces looked great, with plenty of space between sites. The hiking was moderate to...More

4  Thank Deanne W
Reviewed 27 July 2016

We camped here to save money. The sites were good sized and surrounded by trees, so you had great privacy from other campers. While there are plenty of pit toilets around, we were sure to get a site near the main bath and shower house....More

2  Thank Mike H
Reviewed 26 July 2016

We knew we'd be indulging later at The Del Bar so an hour of hiking at Rocky Arbor took away our guilt. What a beautiful park. I'd love to go back and camp there. It's close enough to all the activities and restaurants the Dells...More

1  Thank danmel65
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Kadi L
5 August 2017|
Response from Jamie M | Reviewed this property |
There is a playground when you come into the park. I do not remember seeing one next to any of the camping sites. It's not a far walk, but it is far enough that little kids should not go by themselves.