Attention: The law described below is expected to change to 10 miles on June 1, 2014.

Firewood Notice: Currently, firewood is not allowed on Wisconsin State Park, Trail or Forest properties from out of state or from more than 25 miles away from the destination campground.
In addition, firewood that has been in a Wisconsin EAB quarantined area is not allowed on properties outside of the quarantined area. Please buy firewood nearby or at the property you are going to. Call the DNR toll-free Firewood Hotline 1-877-303-WOOD (9663) for information before packing for a trip.
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BUCKHORN, WI

Photo: BUCKHORN
Status: Open year round.   Season Dates
Max reservation window: Tue Mar 17 2015   Later Dates
 

Description

Buckhorn State Park and Wildlife Area has over 4600 acres by the Castle Rock Flowage of the Wisconsin River. Unique cart-in campsites offer a rustic flavor. Some key features of the park is a 300 foot beach and plentiful wildlife. There are two accessible wildlife observation/hunting blinds on the shoreline as well as two accessible boat boarding piers, an accessible fishing pier, and a two story wildlife observation blind. The park also has an accessible cabin for use by people with disabilities. Visitors enjoy swimming, fishing and hunting at the park. The park is located 35 miles northwest of Wisconsin Dells.

Services & Amenities:

Within Facility
  • Boat Launch
  • Boating
  • Canoe Rentals
  • Disabled Access Only
  • Drinking Water
  • Fire Rings
  • Firewood
  • Fishing
  • Flush Toilet/Shower Building
  • Handicap Access
  • Hiking Trails
  • Hunting
  • Information Center
  • Nature Center
  • Parking
  • Picnic Areas
  • Picnic Shelter
  • Picnic Tables
  • Playground Equip
  • Portable Toilets
  • Showers
  • Swimming
  • Toilet, Pit/Vault
  • Water Drinking
Less Than 1 Mile
  • Seasonal Concessions
Alerts and Important Information
Please be aware that mosquitoes and other natural pest can occur in very large numbers at this park during this time frame. Please come prepared in the event of a hatch or call the park to get more information.
Sites 8, 9, and 16 are available for winter camping on a 1st come / 1st served basis, when not on reservations. Except where noted below, all other sites are closed to camping, when not on reservations.

Cabin (C01) is for disabled persons only. Reservations, for the handicapped (ADA) accessible cabin (C01), are taken at Buckhorn State Park, call 608-565-2789 for information.

Family sites A1-A8, sites 27-29 and site 8 (users with disabilities) can accommodate pop-up and hard-sided camping units. Sites 1-26 and 30-34, 38-45 are walk-in sites; parking for these sites is in the general parking area. Sites B1-B3 are outdoor group sites. Two vehicles are allowed per site. Group sites have parking spaces for eight vehicles per site. Campsite 35-37 are reservable. Dogs must be kept on a leash and attended at all times.

Vehicle admission stickers are required.Click here for cost of the sticker.

NOTE: Mosquito Warning: Mosquitoes Hang around until the end of July or early August. So, please call the park to get an update on the Mosquito Levels.

Toilet & Shower facilities are seasonal and weather dependant but Vault Toilets are available year round.

  • Shower/flush toilet buildings open approximately May 15, 2014;
    Shower/flush toilet buildings close approximately October 15, 2014.
    These facilities are weather dependent and dates can change. Check with the property if you have questions.


  • For information regarding hunting in Wisconsin State Parks follow this link to the DNR web site Click here for more information

    About the Admission fees, please Click Here for reference.


    A dump station is being constructed and will be open during summer 2014. Check with property for updates.

    Toilet & Shower facilities are seasonal and weather dependent but Vault Toilets are available year round.
    Shower/flush toilet buildings open approximately May 15, 2015;
    Shower/flush toilet buildings close approximately October 15, 2015.
    These facilities are weather dependent and dates can change. Check with the property if you have questions.

    Getting There:

    Traveling north on I-90/94 from Madison, take Exit 69 (Mauston) and turn west on Hwy 82. At the stoplight turn north on Highway 58. At Cty Trk G (12-15 miles), turn right and go 4 miles to the park entrance.

    Travelling south on I90/94 from Lacrosse or Eau Claire, exit at New Lisbon, turn east on Highway 80 and turn east on County Trunk A. Go north on Highway 58. Turn right on County Trunk G for 4 miles to park entrance.

    Contact Information:

    Mailing Address:

    BUCKHORN
    W8450 BUCKHORN AVE
    NECEDAH WI 54646-7338

    Phone Number:

    Project Office:(608)565-2789