Buckhorn State Park and State Wildlife Area
Buckhorn is a 4,500-acre peninsula in the Castle Rock Flowage, bordered on the east by the Wisconsin River and on the west by the mouth of the Yellow River. The park harbors many interesting habitats including rare sand blows and oak barrens that attract flycatchers and sparrows. A two mile canoe trail with interpretive signage traverses wetlands where you can observe herons, rails and waterfowl. Five miles of hiking trails and a park naturalist program are good for birders; you’ll want to explore the prairies and savannas for interesting birds to add to your checklist. The park is proud to offer an accessible cabin and fishing/boat pier.
Directions: From Necedah, travel south 4 miles on Hwy 80 to Hwy 58, then south 3 miles on Hwy 58 to Cty G east, and follow signs to the park.
Gazetteer: Page 42, A-3 (prior to 10th edition). | Page 76, A-3 (10th edition).
Phone: 608/565-2789 (Necedah National Wildlife Refuge).
Web site: Buckhorn State Park
Signature species: Osprey, Bald Eagle, Great Horned Owl and Belted Kingfisher.
Rare species: Red-headed Woodpecker, Northern Goshawk and Broad- winged Hawk.
Nearest food & lodging: Necedah.
Fee: Park fees apply.