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

Buckhorn State Park Current conditions

Most of fall colors has happened and leaves are starting to fall. Park visitors have been hiking, fishing, boating and watching wildlife at the park.  

Camping

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.

Winter sites are 8 (electric), 9, 16, 26, 27, 28, 29.  A and B sites in outdoor group camp and sites 46-105 in campground are still open until there is plowable snow. Sites are non-reservable. Pit toilets are open throughout the park and drinking water is available from a frost free spigot at the park office next to the restroom.

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

Events

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

Lake

Fishing pier and boat boarding piers are removed for the year.
Park stickers are required at the park boat launches, there are no additional fees. Vault toilets are available at Launch A and Launch C. Launch A is plowed in winter, launch C is not plowed.

Hunting

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

Bow hunting in the park and wildlife areas starts Sept. 14. Small game and waterfowl hunting are allowed in the Buckhorn Wildlife Area and Yellow River Wildlife Areas at this time. Fall turkey hunting is allowed in the Yellow River Wildlife area when open, until Nov. 15. State Park hunting besides bow deer is open Nov. 15 to Dec. 15. 

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: Tuesday October 29 2019