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Buckhorn State Park is a paradise for water enthusiasts, hunters, hikers, Locationcampers and nature lovers. The park and two adjacent state wildlife areas cover more than 8,000-acres on a peninsula in the Castle Rock Flowage of the Wisconsin River and along the connecting Yellow River. Family and group campsites, unique cart-in camping, a cabin for people with disabilities, canoe trail and an accessible fishing pier, are all available at Buckhorn State Park.

Camping Hiking Boating Canoeing and kayaking Fishing Picnicking Shelters Hunting Trapping Winter Activities

Contact information
For information, contact:
Buckhorn State Park
W8450 Buckhorn Park Ave.
Necedah WI 54646
608-565-2789

Wisconsin State Park System Buckhorn State Park

Castle Rock Flowage at Buckhorn State Park.

DNR Photo

Reserve campsites at Buckhorn State Park.


Park information

Welcome!

  • The park is open year-round from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Directions

Traveling north on Interstate Highway 90/94 from Madison, take Exit 69 (Mauston) and turn west (left) on State Highway 82. At the traffic signal, turn north (right) on State Highway 58. Go about 8.7 miles to the third intersection with County Highway G. Turn right and go about 3.5 miles; the park entrance will be on your right.

Traveling south on Interstate Highway 90/94 from La Crosse or Eau Claire, take Exit 143 (Tomah/Necedah) and turn east (left) on State Highway 21. Go about 22 miles to Necedah. In Necedah, turn right at the stop light onto State Highway 80. In about 4 miles, where Highway 80 angles to the right, go south on State Highway 58. Go about 3.1 miles to County Highway G. Turn east (left) and go about 3.5 miles; the park entrance will be on your right.

Geographic coordinates are 43° 56' 53.99" N, 90° 0' 15.1" W.

Fees

Concessions and rental equipment

Canoe and kayak rentals are available in season from the Friends of Buckhorn State Park. Contact the park office for more information.

Friends group and volunteering

  • The Friends of Buckhorn State Park work on numerous park projects and events throughout the year, including the annual photography contest, candlelight hikes and summer naturalist programs. Please contact the park office for more information or to join the Friends of Buckhorn.
  • State Park System volunteering opportunities

Get Outdoors!

Get Outdoors!

  • Wisconsin Explorer Program
  • Buckhorn staff and volunteers conduct interpretive programs on weekends throughout the summer. See the Get Outdoors! Events Calendar for a list of all nature programs and events at Buckhorn and all state parks. Program schedules are posted around the park and are available at the office.
  • GO Geocache! Check out a gps unit preloaded with geocaches in Buckhorn and Roche-A-Cri.
Last revised: Thursday January 09 2014