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a Wisconsin state park, forest, recreation area or trail.
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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, campsites and boat launches are in good condition, there has been no flooding at the park.


Check out the new trails from the kid’s fishing pond parking lot. Wind along a 2.2-mile rough trip trail through pines, past a large sandblow and more.


Cranes, osprey, eagles, wood cocks, turkeys, grouse and more can be seen all around the park. One little brown bat has returned near the office bulletin board.


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


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.

There are two beaches, one inside the park and one across the bridge. There is some algae in the lake at times but it does move around because of the rivers, so if a beach is green at one time of day, it may clear out later. There is a dog beach on Water St, west of the Buckhorn bridge.


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 dump station are open. Water is available in most areas of the park.

There are 6 first-come, first-served sites available at Buckhorn State Park.

Applications for the accessible cabin can be mailed or faxed starting January 10.


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

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: Friday August 31 2018