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

Buckhorn State Park Current conditions


Trails are open. Fall colors are starting to appear in the park.


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


The accessible fishing pier and boat boarding piers will be removed Oct. 25.

Canoes, kayaks and bikes are available to rent during open office hours.

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.

All open backpack sites are non-reservable, first-come, first-served at this time. Sites 8, 9, 16, 10-12, 25 and 199, 20-22, 23-24, 26-29, 30-33, 39-42 are open; all other backpack sites are closed for the season. Sites A1-A8, and group sites B1-B3 are also non-reservable and open for camping.

The new campground is reservable through Oct. 15 for the north loop and Nov. 1 for the south loop.

Water will be shut off starting Oct. 16. The dump station will close the week of Oct. 22. There is a frost-free spigot next to the office restroom year-round.

Accessible cabin: We are taking applications for the accessible cabin. Call the park office to see what dates are available or check the website.


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.

Hunting has started in the Buckhorn and Yellow River Wildlife areas. Bow hunting started Sept. 16 in the park and wildlife areas. Small game hunting started Sept 16 in the wildlife areas only.

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. Muzzleloader hunting is allowed in the 1,100-acre area of the park, north of County Highway G and 31st St.

More information

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: Saturday October 14 2017