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For information, contact:
Buckhorn State Park
W8450 Buckhorn Park Ave.
Necedah WI 54646

Buckhorn State Park Current conditions


The park had a dusting of snow but not enough for snowshoeing or cross-country skiing. When there is at least 6 inches of snow, trails will be groomed.

Snowshoes are available to check out at the park office, when the office is open.


See the DNR Events Calendar for a list of events at Buckhorn and other state parks.


Park stickers are required at the park boat launches, there are no additional fees. Vault toilets are available at Launch A.


Don't move firewood!

Don't move firewood!Due to the potential of carrying harmful tree pests and diseases, Wisconsin has restrictions for moving firewood.

Sites 8, 9, 16, 26, 27, 28, 29 are open all winter and are first-come, first-served. All other backpack sites are closed for the season. The first loop of the new campground is non-reservable and open for camping until there is plowable snow.

The group camp and gate are now closed for the season. The flush toilet/shower buildings and dump station are closed for the season. There is a frost-free spigot next to the office restroom year-round.


Two wildlife areas are adjacent to the park. Hunting seasons vary between the Buckhorn Wildlife Area, the Yellow River Wildlife Area and the park. The Yellow River Wildlife Area is open for all hunting opportunities.

Archery hunting is happening in the park and wildlife areas until Jan. 7, 2018. State Park areas open up for other hunting beginning Nov. 15 to Dec. 15. Small game, waterfowl and trapping are allowed right now in the Buckhorn Wildlife Area. Muzzleloader hunting is allowed in the 1,100-acre area of the park, north of County Highway G and 31st St.

The park area south of Highway G and 31st St., and the Buckhorn Wildlife Area are bow only and all hunters except waterfowl hunters must wear blaze orange during gun deer seasons. Hunting maps are available online or at the park office. For questions, check the hunting map or ask park staff, as some areas are bow hunting only.

More information

The new 2018 Wisconsin State Park vehicle admission stickers will be available for sale Dec. 1, and make great holiday gifts!

A vehicle admission sticker is required year-round. Office hours are limited during this time of year. When the park office is closed, use the self-registration station to buy admission stickers. Annual sticker purchases will be mailed to you. If you self-register for an annual sticker please submit a check with your address or print legibly on the envelope for accurate mailing.

Check out the ecobox on the barrens trail. Check out a GPS unit at the park office or bring your own to discover the Ranger Rick Geocaches or history of Buckhorn caches.

Last revised: Monday December 11 2017