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Adams County, WI’s population is about 21,000 people with the County seat in Friendship, WI. This is primarily a tourist area with Wisconsin’s 2nd & 4th largest bodies of water, Lake Petenwell & Castle Rock Lake, forming most of the western border. Adams Cty is loaded with ATV routes, Snowmobile trails, Horseback riding trails, golf courses, Public hunting land, and several small fishing lakes, plenty of trout streams, 23 named rock formations, 9 County parks and Roche-a-Cri State Park.
Adams, WI: The Heart of Central Wisconsin
Adams County real estate has been booming and was the fastest growing cty per capita in WI for 2006. Not just due to all the amenities, but also the large markets that feed into the area like Chicago IL, Milwaukee WI, Madison WI and Twin Cities MN. Adams has literally become the “Heart of Central Wisconsin” with great access from I-39 / 51 to the east, I-90 / 94 to the both the south and west.
Most visitors and vacationers come here to get away from the hustle and bustle of the big city and plenty of them plan on retiring here. With so much to see and do in Adams County, it’s no wonder why they want to stay. Spend the day in Wisconsin dells or boating on either Petenwell Lake’s 23,000 acres of water or Castle Rock Lake’s 13,000 acres. Go crafting or antiquing at one of the local shops, flea markets or garage sales. There are always local events happening throughout the year, even winter ice sculpting in Wisconsin Dells.
Adams County is located in Central Wisconsin between Wisconsin Rapids and Wisconsin Dells. It consists of 17 Townships featuring fishing lakes, trout streams, lots of public land, ATV routes, snowmobile trails and rock formations. This county is known for 3 types of industries; recreation tourism, farming and small businesses. Friendship is home to the Adams County Seat and the Court House. State Highway 21 is the main artery for East & West travel and State Hwy 13 is the main artery for North & South travel.
Adams County is a well known vacation area for Central Wisconsin. It is located just north of Wisconsin Dells, one of the hottest tourist destinations in the Midwest and is known as "The Waterpark Capital of the World"!
Adams County is home to several municipalities of different shapes, sizes and geographical features. Some of them have founding factors that make some interesting historical reading. Some are were formed because of the railroad. Several creeks here helped create man-made lakes. Find Information, Location, Photos, Maps, Facts, Area Public Land and more...
Adams County is home to a wide array of Wisconsin Lakes including Lake Petenwell & Castle Rock Lake. Some area lakes are man-made by damming up local creeks. The flowing water fills the lower land forming a body of water. Most of these are hydro-dams that help create clean electric energy that is sold to the area electric company. These lakes also provide fishing and boating recreational opportunities that bring in tourists. Tourism benefits the local economy.
In Adams County you will find Full and Part Time Homes, Hunting Acreage, Lakefront Cottages, Waterfront Homes, Building Sites, Campsites, Manufactured Housing, Single Wides, Double Wides, A-Frames, Log Homes, Rustic Cabins, Condos, Lakefront Lots, Deeded Access Parcels, Boat Slips, Farmland, Timberland, Wetlands, Wooded Property, Wisconsin Campgrounds for Sale, Commercial Properties and more...
Adams County is loaded with all different types of Public Land from little wooded parcels with a trout stream running through them, to County Parks and even Roche-A-Cri State Park. Find Adams County State Parks, Town Parks, County Parks, State Wildlife Areas, State Fishery Areas, Public Hunting Land, Public Fishing Grounds, Public Boat Launches, Recreational Areas, Trout Stream Fisheries, State Natural Areas, Hiking Trails, Bike Trails, Recreational Areas, Waysides and more...
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Part of beauty of Adams County are it's Rock Formations. These attract may tourists to this area. Most of the area is sandy soils and are part of the Central Sands Basin with a couple dozen Rock Formations popping up out of the landscape. Most of the formations are on PRIVATE LAND - Do Not Trespass!
Find miles of ATV Routes managed by Monroe Prairie ATV Club and Snowmobile Trails funded by State, County and Clubs. There are several different Hiking Trails including the ones at Roche-A-Cri State Park that go around Roche-A-Cri Mound. Adams County just recently added 2 Bike Routes by Friendship WI. In Monroe Township just north of State Hwy 21, there are even Horseback Riding Trails by Castle Rock Lake just south of Lake Petenwell.
Adams County has 17 Townships. Each one has some unique features including, Rock Outcroppings, Lakes, Trout Streams, Wetlands, Timberland, County Parks, Public Land etc... Each Township has the ability to have their own zoning rules. Some townships just adopt the county rules. Strongs Prairie Township stands out with unique subdividing rules that help create interesting developments like Crystal Brook Woods, Northern Bay and Dakota Forest.
Adams-Friendship is the center of Adams County with the Schools, Airport, County Seat, Courthouse, Hospital, Shopping, Police Stations, Fire Stations, DNR Station, Medical Facilities etc. But you can also find Railroads, Flea Markets, Craft Builders, both State & Local Historical Sites, well known Family Farms, Churches, Landmarks like Ship Rock & Rabbit Rock Waysides & Bridges. There are sites to see like Petenwell Rock from the Bank of the Wisconsin River and much more...
Activities & Thing to Do
Experience Adams County Wisconsin! Area activities include Hunting, Fishing, ATVing, Snowmobiling, Hiking, Biking, Boating, Skiing, Golfing, Wildlife Photography, Birding, Canoeing, Kayaking, and more... Come and enjoy a spectacular sunset over the pristine waters of Lake Petenwell, Castle Rock Lake or even The Wisconsin River!