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4907 South Carvers Rock Road
Clinton, WI 53525

Carver-Roehl Park Brochure

Carver-Roehl State Natural Area Brochure

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Carver-Roehl County Park is located approximately 14 miles east of Janesville on Carvers Rock Road and 4.5 miles south of State Hwy 11/14.

A portion of this park is designated as a Wisconsin State Natural Area (SNA). SNAs protect outstanding examples of Wisconsin's native landscape, significant geological formations and archaeological sites. This designation was made cooperatively with Rock County and the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. The land management is also a cooperative venture. To learn more, please read the State Natural Area brochure.

This 53-acre park is Rock County’s second oldest park and one of the most scenic. The park, including the Carvers Rock site, was acquired in 1950 from the Roehl family. The area had been discussed as a County park since the mid 1920s. Spring Brook Creek runs from north to south through the park, just north of its confluence with Turtle Creek. In the southern part of the park are the graves of two of the county’s oldest settlers, members of the William C. Chase family. The graves date from 1843 and 1845.

The magnificent limestone outcroppings along with a wide variety of plant life provide a picturesque setting, whatever the season. Many plants are unique to the area. This wide variety of plant life provides food and shelter to many kinds of birds, reptiles and mammals.

A garlic mustard control program is currently being implemented for the park. Anyone interested in this program should contact the Community Coordinator.

The highlight of this park is the scenic hiking and skiing trail. Skiing trails are not groomed. The trail is 1.5 miles in length and is best suited for the intermediate skier because some portions of the trail are a little challenging. Because the park contains areas of extreme topography, anyone using the trail for hiking or skiing should stay on the trail for their own safety. The trails of Carver-Roehl Park are open everyday from dawn to dusk. Skiing at night is not permitted for safety reasons. All county parks are closed from 10:00 PM to 5:00 AM.

Parking is provided along the park loop road in the summer months. For the winter season, parking is permitted only at the driveway entrance gate. Restroom facilities, a pavilion, picnic tables and grills are provided in the north picnic area.

The Friends of Carver-Roehl Park are dedicated to the safety and preservation of the natural beauty of this park for the use of the community. They raised funds for the park’s pavilion, playground equipment, swing set, and trash cans. If you are interested in learning more about the volunteer group, their special events, or upcoming workdays, please contact Rock County Parks, who will direct you to their current president.

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