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Adams, WI

City of Adams, Wisconsin 53910 is located in Adams Township, Adams County on State Highway 13 right between Wisconsin Rapids and Wisconsin Dells. It’s considered a city. It features restaurants and shopping from small family owned businesses to corporate chains stores.

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Adams is more commonly known as Adams/Friendship because the City of Adams touches the Village of Friendship, integrating utilities, school systems and services. But Friendship Village offers the local Airport, Hospital, Sandy Beach for Swimming, Sledding hill at the Park and the Golf Course. The view of Friendship Mound is best seen right on main street where you will find several family owned businesses. There are several mid to large fishing lakes within 15 minutes including, Friendship Lake, Arkdale Lake, Big Roche-A-Cri Lake, Easton Lake, Patrick Lake, Lake Camelot, Twin Lake, Lake Arrowhead, Lake Sherwood, Castle Rock Lake ( 4th Largest Lake in Wisconsin ), Lake Petenwell, Wisconsin’s 2nd largest inland body of water.  Just north of the city of Adams is Friendship Lake, Friendship Park, Friendship Mound and Roche-A-Cri State Park featuring Roche-A-Cri Mound, the steepest in the state that has 303 steps to the top. Once at the top, there is a platform that gives you a view of the whole surrounding area.


Famous Wisconsin Dells is not far away to the south of Adams and offers more shopping, fine dining and unique entertainment. But it is more than just a tourist area. It’s really a recreational and wildlife haven. It is peppered with vacation and getaway cabins, and campsites, whose owners come from Madison, Milwaukee, Chicago, Minneapolis, Rockford, Appleton and some of the snowbird states like Florida, Arizona and California. The general area is also rich in farmland and recreational opportunities. It has easy interstate access, an abundance of Public Land open to hunting, ATV routes, Snowmobile Trails, fishing lakes, trout streams, several golf courses and other outdoor amenities that are too numerous to mention . There are also plenty of Wisconsin Wildlife like Whitetail deer, turkeys, geese, ducks, eagles and many, many more wild creatures that call this area their home.  Also Checkout Houses for sale or Land for Sale in the County.

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Adams, Wisconsin Quick Facts

  • Adams Township of Adams County, Central Wisconsin
  • Access: State Highway - 13
  • Classification: City
  • General Population: approximately 2,000 people
  • Area Code - 608
  • Zip Code - 53910
  • Area Lakes: Lake Petenwell, Castle Rock Lake, Friendship Lake, Arkdale Lake, Big Roche-A-Cri Lake and the Tri-Lakes that consists of Arrowhead, Camelot and Sherwood Lakes
  • Area Terrain: mostly flat land with sandy soil, several rock formations with man-made lakes, creeks, streams, irrigated farm fields and abundant woodlands
  • Main Area Features: Airport, Farming, County Seat, Small and Mid-Size Businesses, Recreational Lakes, Churches, Bars, Real Estate, Vacation Area, Golf Courses, Snowmobile Trails, State Park, County Fair Grounds
  • School District – Adams/Friendship
  • History – Founded in 1912

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Castle Rock Lake

Castle Rock Lake is a man-made lake and was built back in the late 1940’s by the Wisconsin River Power Company.  It was made by constructing a hydro-electric dam called the Castle Rock Dam.  With an impoundment of 13,000+ acres of water, it is Wisconsin’s 4th largest body of water.  Castle Rock Lake is one of Central Wisconsin’s most popular attractions and has been for many years.  Today it is used for boating, fishing and swimming with something going on nearly all the time.

 

Lake Petenwell

Lake Petenwell is Wisconsin’s second largest body of water (23,000+ Acres), created by Wisconsin River Power Company in the 1940s by building a Hydroelectric Dam on the Wisconsin River. Lake Petenwell is also known as the Petenwell Flowage.  It has plenty of fine waterfront real estate near one of Central Wisconsin’s most popular parks, Petenwell County Park.  Just south of the Petenwell Dam, is Castle Rock Lake, the 4th largest lake in Wiscosnin.  Theses two huge lakes, along with the Wisconsin River separate Adams County from Juneau County.  Today Lake Petenwell is one of Central Wisconsin biggest attractions along with Wisconsin Dells, which is only about 30 minutes directly south.

 

Roche-A-Cri State Park

Welcome to the home of Turkey Vultures, Whitetail, Squirrels and the Red Fox.  Roche-A-Cri State Park was established in 1948 is 605 acres of woods, prairie and rock formations including Roche-A-Cri Mound.  This unique State Park has many different recreational activities.  Sight-seeing and hiking the 303 steps up to the top of Roche A Cri Mound are a couple of the favorites.  There are several rest areas along the paths that the offer different settings where you can enjoy a nice picnic. There are 41 rustic campsites available and the park even offers campfire wood on-site for your convenience.  If you wish to climb the hill, there is a 300 foot stairway that includes resting places along the way. During your journey through Roche-A-Cri State Park you will find areas that tell the history of the hill. At the top is a platform that will allow you to see 10 different counties, many lakes, Friendship Mound, and plenty of other unique places waiting to be explored.

 

Friendship Lake

Friendship Lake is located in Adams County, just outside the Village of Friendship in Central Wisconsin.  The lake is formed by both Little Roche-A-Cri Creek and Fordham Creek which are controlled by the Friendship Dam.  It is right next to the public beach and boat launch.  Below the dam is Friendship Park where the water turns into a trout stream called Little Roche-A-Cri Creek.  It flows all the way into Wisconsin’s 4th largest body of water, Castle Rock Lake.

Big Roche-A-Cri Lake

Big Roche-A-Cri Lake is located in Central Wisconsin in Adams County just north of Adams/Friendship.  This 200+ acre lake has a max depth of 20 feet.  Big Roche-A-Cri Creek feeds it from the East and it turns back into Big Roche-A-Cri Creek after the dam to the west.  The water then flows several miles and deposits into Arkdale Lake.  From there, the water flows on into Castle Rock Lake.  It is part of the Wisconsin River system.  Big Roche-A-Cri Lake is known for its great pan fish, large mouth bass and northern pike fishing. You'll see the occasional jet ski and water skiers out there, but after 6 pm it has a no-wake speed limit.

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City of Adams, Wisconsin 53910