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

Become a Friends Member

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.

One of our special fund-raising events is the Wilderness Road Heritage Festival, held annually on the second Saturday of October. We also sponsor the park's most popular living history program, the Raid at Martin's Station, as well as its most popular holiday event, Pumpkins in the Park, a Halloween celebration. We also assist the park with other programs and events such as Easter at Karlan, the Mystery Dinner Theatre, the Candlelight Ghost Tour and Karlan Country ChristmasFest!

We invite you to become a "Friend" and join us in making this park and its facilities a living part of our regional history, as well as a major attraction at the National level. We currently meet the third Monday each month at 6 p.m. in the Visitor Center. Please join us!

To join our friends group, please click on the icon link above, print out the .PDF file and either mail or email it to us with your membership fee.

"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