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

Buckhorn State Park Current conditions

Campers and park visitors are beating the heat by hanging out at one of the two beaches, visiting the dog beach area or canoeing and kayaking. If the boat launch by Buckhorn Bridge is full, there is another beach and boat launch in the main area of the park.

If launch C is full with no parking available, additional parking is at the north picnic shelter for vehicles without trailers and launch A is available for vehicles with trailers.


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 are open and reservable up to two days in advance.

The park now has 11 more sites with electricity in the campground. Sites 55, 56, 59, 61, 63, 66, 68, 69, 103, 104, 105 are now electric and reservable.

We had a cancellation and are looking for a camp host for August in the campground and at the beach site.

The small shower building by the south shelter is open. The dump station/potable water is open.

Applications for the accessible cabin can be mailed to the park office.


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


The fishing pier and boat boarding piers are in. People have been fishing by boat or on shore.

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


Please remember, hunting seasons vary between the Buckhorn Wildlife Area and the Yellow River Wildlife Area.

Gun deer hunting is allowed in the Yellow River Wildlife Area and portion of the park north of County G and north of 31st St. Buckhorn Wildlife Area and park south of G and south of 31st is bow only. All hunters except waterfowl must wear blaze orange during gun deer seasons, even if hunting in bow only area. Hunting maps are available online or at the park office. For questions, check the hunting map or ask park staff.

More information

A vehicle admission sticker is required year-round. Office hours are limited during the week. When the park office is closed, please 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: Wednesday July 31 2019