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Arkdale, WI.

Arkdale, Wisconsin 54613 is located in Strongs Prairie Township, Adams County on State Highway 21 between Tomah and Wautoma. It's between I-90/I-94 & I-39/51 interstates.   Arkdale is an unincorporated town with about 150 people. There is a post office, bar / grill, church, fire station and park with Arkdale Lake as the towns highlight.  The Arkdale area is known for its farm fields, a recreational area and vacationers.   Arkdale Lake is surrounded by a subdivision called Arkdale Shores which consists of both full time and part time vacation homes.  State Hwy 21 cuts through Arkdale and continues west between Lake Petenwell to the north, "Wisconsin’s 2nd largest inland body of water" and Castle Rock Lake to the south. "WI’s 4th largest inland body of water.

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About 6 mile southeast is Adams/Friendship which has the Village of Friendship which is the county seat. Here you will find the sandy beach on Friendship Lake, the closest health care and utility services.  The City of Adams offers the local Shopping District, School Systems, Government Offices, DNR Post, Banks, shopping complex and the local police and fire departments. Adams/Friendship has the local school system for the Middle School and High School but the closest elementary school to Arkdale is Roche-A-Cri Elementary 2 miles west on 21.


The general area is well known for its corporate farming and vacation properties.  Many people  value the Public Land open to hunting, ATV routes, Snowmobile Trails, fishing lakes, trout streams and several golf courses.  The area is peppered with vacation / getaway cabins whose owners come from Madison, Milwaukee, Chicago, Minneapolis, Rockford, Appleton and some of the snowbird states like Florida, Arizona and California.  Because of the 2 large lakes, several golf courses, public land, good hunting, fishing, easy interstate access and Wisconsin Dells directly to the south, this area attracts not only tourists, but full time residents and retirees.

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Quick Facts

  • Adams County, Strongs Prairie Township
  • General Size of Village – about 150 people
  • Area Lakes – Arkdale Lake, Lake Petenwell, Castle Rock Lake, Friendship, Arkdale, Big Roche-A-Cri and the Tri-Lakes; Arrowhead, Camelot, Sherwood plus Big Roche-A-Cri Creek, Wisconsin River…
  • Area Terrain – Mostly flat land with sandy soil, several rock formations with man-made lakes from creek / streams, lots of irrigated corporate farm fields and woodlands.
  • Area Code - 608    
  • Mailing Zip Code - 54613
  • Access
  • State Highway – 21
  • Town Roads
  • Main Area Features – Arkdale Lake, Church, Post Office, Bars / Grill, Fire Station, Park, Real Estate, Vacation Area, ATV Routes, Snowmobile Trails, Castle Rock Horseback Riding Trails, State Hwy 21 by Castle Rock Lake & Petenwell…
  • School District – AdamsFriendship
  • Classified as Unincorporated
  • History – Founded in ??> by ???

Nearby Villages, Towns and Cities

Nearby Wisconsin Public Land

  • Van Kuren Trails by Lake Petenwell
  • Roche-A-Cri State Park featuring Roche-A-Cri Mound
  • Buckhorn State Park
  • Necedah Wildlife Refuge
  • Yellow River Oxbows State Natural Area
  • Yellow River State Wildlife Area
  • Meadow Valley Barrens State Natural Area
  • Petenwell County Park
  • Castle Rock County Park
  • Cranberry Creek Mound Group Natural Area
  • Colburn State Wildlife Area

Arkdale Lake, WI

Arkdale lake is located in Strongs prairie township of Adams county.  It’s actually a flowage of Big Roche-A- Cri Creek which also forms Big Roche-a-Cri lake to the Northeast and flows into Castle Rock Lake to the Southwest.  Arkdale Lake is right in the town of Arkdale, WI. It’s about a 55 acre body of water with 2 access areas open to the public one on the West side and the other to the Southeast. They both offer concrete boat ramps for small fishing boats, this is a NO WAKE LAKE! It is primarily a fishing lake loaded with small mouth bass, large mouth bass, northern pike and a variety of other panfish. The lake is pretty much fully developed with older more established getaway cabins and full time residential homes. You can find some real estate for sale on and around Arkdale Lake like waterfront parcels, off water homes and lakefront cabins.

Big Roche-A- Cri Creek

Big Roche-A-Cri Creek runs through 2 Counties, 6 Townships and forms 2 well known lakes plus it feeds into Wisconsin’s 4th Largest Lake.  It flows from the Northeast to Southwest through Plainfield Township in Waushara County then into most of Northern and Central Adams County, WI forming both Big Roche-A-Cri Lake & Arkdale Lake until it meets with Castle Rock Lake which is part of the Wisconsin Flowage System just south of Lake Petenwell.

Big Roche-A-Cri Lake

Big Roche-A-Cri Lake is located in Central Wisconsin, Adams County just north of Adams - Friendship. This 200+ acre lake has a max depth of 20 feet with Big Roche-A-Cri Creek feeding 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 into Arkdale Lake.  Then moves on to Castle Rock Lake, which is the fourth largest lake in Wisconsin, which is part of the Wisconsin River system.  Big Roche-A-Cri Lake is known for it's great panfish, large mouth bass and northern pike fishing. You'll see the occasional jet ski and water skiers out there but after 6 pm they have a no wake limit.

Castle Rock Lake

Castle Rock Lake was man-made and built back in the late 1940’s by Wisconsin River and Power Company 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 WI. 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 Petenwell flowage. It has plenty of fine waterfront real estate around Petenwell County Park which is one of Central Wisconsin’s most popular parks. Just south of the Petenwell Dam, is Castle Rock Lake, which is WI 4th largest lake. Theses two lakes, along with the Wisconsin, River separate Adams County & Juneau Cty. Today Lake Petenwell is one of Central Wisconsin biggest attractions along with Wisconsin Dells, which is only about 30 minutes directly south.

Cabins & Homes for Sale in Strongs Prairie Township by Arkdale WI.

Acreage & Land for Sale in Strongs Prairie Township by Arkdale Wisconsin

Village of Arkdale, Wisconsin 54613

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