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

Buckhorn State Park Current conditions

Conditions as of Monday, June 26, 2017:


Trails are open. Ticks are out so be sure to check after hiking and camping. Mosquitoes have hatched with the rain and humidity. Remember to bring bug spray, screen tents and/or thermocells.


The beach is a great place to hang out!

Canoes, kayaks and bikes are available to rent. 

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


We still have openings for camp hosts in September. Please call the park office at 608-565-2789 if you are interested.

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 campsites and facilities are now open. Reservations have started, so please check at the office to see what is available.

Buckhorn State Park has six non-reservable, first-come, first-served campsites.

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


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

Concert at the Amphitheater - Sunday, July 2, 2017. The Friends of Buckhorn State Park are sponsoring a concert at the amphitheater from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p. m. Gideon’s Radio will be performing a mix of Motown, blues, classic rock, country and funny stuff. Concert is free, park admission sticker required.

The new photo contest has started for the year.


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 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. When the park office is closed, use the self-registration station to buy admission stickers. Any 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 June 26 2017