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Thank you for visiting the Friends of Wilderness Road State Park!

...dedicated to the continuing growth and development of Wilderness Road State Park.

Welcome to Friends of Wilderness Road

The Friends of Wilderness Road State Park is a non-profit organization of private citizens, businesses, civic groups and students, all of whom are dedicated to the continuing growth and development of Wilderness Road State Park. We provide assistance to the park and its staff by supplying funds, materials and labor for park projects, including development of park facilities, programs and special events. We seek funding from state and local government, and we accept contributions from foundations, businesses and individuals.

Upcoming Programs and Events

Nov 25-26, Dec 2,3,9,10,16,17 : Karlan ChristmasFest

Join us for a magical and entertaining view of our most treasured holiday. Browse trees uniquely decorated by the local community while enjoying classic holiday music and refreshments provided by the Friends of Wilderness Road State Park. Each Saturday provides different entertainment including: live music from area church choirs, the lighting of the Community Christmas Tree, Tickety Tock the Elf, Santa & Mrs. Claus and a visit with the Grinch.

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Stay tuned for the 2018 Schedule of Events

Keep checking this website for the release of the 2018 Schedule of Events.

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Stay tuned for the 2018 Schedule of Events

Keep checking this website for the release of the 2018 Schedule of Events.

Learn more


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Click this link to fill out a short survey about your experience at Wilderness Road State Park. These surveys help shape the park's future.



"I have been to the park for the Candlelight Ghost Tour and the Mystery Dinner Theatre. I just love these events, I wish they could have them once a month." - Ginger Sullivan

"I have watched this park grow so much over the past 10-12 years. I really enjoy the Heritage Festival and listening to all the Bluegrass bands. And the Wilderness Road Trail is perfect for walking and riding your bicycle." - Janice Lowe

"My kids love to stop by and see the Buffalo. It's so nice to have these facilities right here in our region. The kids love the playground and the Junior Rangers program. And the Indian Ridge Trail is a great location to see some of our area's prettiest wildflowers." - Melissa Jackson