Photo by (c) Donna Franczek 

The new handicapped accessible picnic tables at the pavilions are ready for your use.

The handicapped-accessible playground in the upper portion of the park is welcoming for kids of all ages.  Also, the upgrading of the nearby rest room now accommodates the use of wheelchairs. 

In 2014, the Wisconsin Department of Tourism named High Cliff State Park as one of the Seven Natural Wonders in Wisconsin. Our board is energized and excited to keep up our efforts to support High Cliff State Park to make the park a place where people can experience the beauty and wonders of nature, relax, and refresh their spirits, and/or enjoy the many outdoor recreational activities. 

Since 1997, the Friends of High Cliff have been busy both physically working on as well as raising funds to complete many small and large projects to enhance High Cliff State Park. We were honored in 2006 and in 2012 to be named "Friends Group of the Year" by the Friends of Wisconsin State Parks. Enjoy the many pictures of accomplishment of our organization. Hope to see you soon! 

Photos courtesy of (c) Greg Burns

Habitat restoration around the Butterfly Pond includes the area around the houses set up for the Purple Martin colony that lives at High Cliff for part of the year.

Accomplishments were made possible with the help of generous donors, fundraising projects, and our membership and community volunteers. 


A grapple was purchased for park use

A scavenger hunt program was initiated with much success

Learn 2 Fish Fishing Clinic was a success

Butterfly Pond Plaque Project has been very successful with 31 sold

FOHC clothing was added at Dick’s Grocery Store. In addition to clothing, we sell stickers and magnets at the park office

Several eroded areas on Butterfly Pond were repaired

Kiosk outside the park office was stained and concrete repairs were completed

Landscaping projects completed included the entrance sign area and park office

6 new picnic tables were purchased with matching grant money

Buckthorn removal process focused on Butterfly Pond

50+ trees were planted on Earth Day

Funded numerous park programs

Indian Mounds trail ramp was installed












Long Term / Ongoing Commitments

(2000-Present) - Wood concessions 

(2002-Present) - Butterfly Pond Trail expansion, improvements and habitat restoration 

(2009-Present) - Fund Earn-a-Park-Sticker Program for dedicated park volunteers 

(2013-Present) - Sponsor Trees for Annual Arbor Day tree planting 

(2016 - Present) - Fund part-time Stewardship Coordinator