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Buckhorn State Park WI

Buckhorn State Park is located in Germantown Township of Juneau County, Central Wisconsin on both Castle Rock Lake and the Yellow River.  The park consists of about 6,000 acres of outdoor haven offering a little bit for everyone including the local Wisconsin Wildlife.  There’s lot of outdoor photography opportunities and nature experiences to have if its camping, hiking, canoeing, kayaking, hunting, trapping, boating, swimming, fishing, backpacking, picnicking or just sitting back and watching the natural world go by.  The state park includes miles of frontage and several boat launches offering tons of water activities on the Yellow River and Castle Rock Lake part of the Wisconsin Flowage system.  Castle Rock is WI’s 4th largest inland body of water and is a manmade lake controlled by a hydro dam (creating hydroelectricity) to the South where the water turns back into the Wisconsin River.

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Buckhorn State Park Camping:
There are a total of 53 campsites, 42 backpack / cart-in sites, about 3 drive in sites, 3 Group sizes up to 40 people and 1 handicap accessible campsite.  This state park has a unique cart-in campsite giving you that true rustic camping feeling plus some camping areas are open year round for you snow enthusiast.  Campground Rules - http://dnr.wi.gov/topic/parks/name/buckhorn/camping.html

What does Buckhorn State Park and Wildlife Areas have to offer?

  • Seasonal Camping including Winter Campsites
  • Backpack Camping
  • Accessible picnic areas
  • Accessible Campsites
  • Seasonal Naturalist Programs
  • Roped / Buoyed Beach Area –Shoreline
  • Boating, Canoeing and Kayaking
  • Fishing
  • Boat Launches
  • 1.8 Miles of Self-Guided Nature Trails
  • 5 Miles of Hiking Trails
  • 4 Miles of Cross Country Ski Trails
  • Sandy Swimming Beach on Castle Rock Lake
  • Ice Fishing
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Hiking and Biking
  • Camp Fires
  • Several Different Types of Hiking Trails
  • Public Hunting Land (Make sure to read all the Rules)
  • Kids Fishing Pond
  • Lots of Wisconsin Wildlife; Deer, Turkey, Small Game, Bear, Wolves and more...
  • Observation Tower & Wildlife Observation Blinds
  • Barrens Natural Trail
  • Sandblow Vista
  • Fishing Pier
  • Horseshoe Pits
  • Sand Volleyball Court
  • Restrooms, Bathrooms, Showers
  • Rental Cabin
  • Right by Yellow River Wildlife Area
  • Canoe and Kayak Rentals

Printable Maps & Information:

Specific Location of the Park:
Buckhorn State Park, Buckhorn Wildlife Area & Yellow River Wildlife Area are located in T.17.N-R.4E. in Sections 5, 8, 9, 10, 11, 14, 15, 16, 17, 21, 22, 23, 26, & 27 of Germantown Township,  Juneau County, WI. Plus there is about 185 Acres in Necedah Township, Sections 31 & 32. This is where the Yellow River flows in to Buckhorn State Park before in enters Castle Rock Flowage.   

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Nearby Communities - WI Cities, Towns & Villages:

  • Necedah
  • Mauston
  • Kelly
  • New Lisbon
  • Camp Douglas
  • Arkdale
  • Dellwood
  • Monroe Center
  • Adams
  • Friendship
  • Cloverdale
  • Cutler


Buckhorn State Park Contact Info
W8450 Buckhorn Park Ave.
Necedah WI 54646-7338
Phone (608) 565-2789

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