The best camping near Buckhorn State Park

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River Bay Premier Camping

108 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents5 acres · Lyndon Station, WI
WELCOME TO River Bay Premier Camping Resort The ONLY thing we overlook is the river. Camping is done your way. It's as simple as that, we offer the widest variety of campsites, cabins, rental units, and seasonal sites the Wisconsin Dells has to offer! Follow the link below to book your ideal camping getaway! With all of the fun things to do at the resort, you won't want to leave! Enjoy the fun rentals on-site which include: golf carts, pontoon boats, pedal carts, and row boats. When you stay at the resort don't forget to check out the Tiki Bar, game room, playgrounds, heated swimming pool, and basketball court. Located right on the Upper Dells of the Wisconsin River, River Bay offers premier access to all river activities. Overnight and seasonal pier slips available. Don't have a boat? We have you covered with our daily pontoon rentals.
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Glowconsin Getaway

1 site · RV, Tent5 acres · New Lisbon, WI
Adjacent to Buckhorn State Park which is 6,990-acre Wisconsin state park southeast of Necedah. The park occupies a peninsula on Castle Rock Lake, a reservoir formed at the confluence of the Wisconsin and Yellow Rivers. Almost 5 acres of mixed oak-pine woods with sandy, fertile soil. Learn more about this land: The best secluded rustic camping with sky-scraping pines, amazing wildlife, and abundant plant life including wild raspberries on almost 5 acres. The whippoorwills sing at night. Nature's beauty at its finest. A short walk to the lake (.5 mile away) or bring your own boat or paddle boards and cruise out on Castle Rock Lake from a public launch nearby. Cute beach at Buckhorn Boat Landing for picnic and swimming. Bring your own camper, tent, etc. Great fishing nearby. RV hookup and plug-in electricity are available. Please PACK OUT anything you bring with you.  Fines will be assessed for trash left. Fireworks are not allowed. No trash in the fire pit.
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Camp Rednecks

6 sites · RVs, Tents20 acres · Nekoosa, WI
Are you a nature lover? An adventurer by heart? Or simply someone looking for an adrenaline rush?Camp Rednecks got your back! You can rent this 20 acres of rugged land for fun activities. Bring your Camper, ATVs, Cycles, Paintball or Hunting Guns, and of course, your family and friends!See you there!
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Emrick lake Campground & Resort

1 site · RV, Tent400 acres · Oxford, WI
The camping craze continues at Wisconsin’s newest premier camping destination – Emrick Lake Campground. With 450 acres of beautiful wooded land surrounding a pristine lake, Emrick Lake Campground is mixing the best of nature with the latest camping amenities to make your stay unforgettable. The property will feature a pool with swim-up bar, floating waterpark, hiking & biking trails along with easy access to ATV/UTV trails – it’s camping, reimagined.
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🦫 Flutterby 🦋 Farm 👩🏽‍🌾

8 sites · RVs, Tents100 acres · Cashton, WI
Once a working farm, now a haven for wildlife and peace. Primitive, laid-back camping experience. Surrounded by Amish farms. Check out our full property for our dispersed campsites and additional photos. * 100 acres of rewilded habitat * Potable spring water * Creekside camping * ✊🏻✊🏼✊🏽✊🏾✊🏿 BIPOC, LGBTQ+ 🏳️‍🌈 friendly. All are welcome!
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The Hill Family Camping

15 sites · RVs, Tents18 acres · Wonewoc, WI
The Hill is a private forested camp area that was originally made for a large group of friend's annual party.  Spanning 4 acres on top, there is space for campers including 30 amp plug-ins, tents, and has buildings on-site for groups if needed.  We also an add on of a simple rental glamper we call the Sugar Shack (listed as an Extra). The variety of trees, open space, and a group areas including fire pit, horseshoes/bags, and walking paths make the Hill a beloved getaway. Elroy/Sparta trail is 4 miles away that you can reach on the 400 trail just 1.2 miles from Hill.  Golf course in town, paddle on Baraboo, fish/swim at Dutch Hollow, or hike at Wildcat --all within 15 miles.
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Healing Hills

9 sites · Lodging, TentsHillsboro, WI
We are nestled into a hillside in Wisconsin's Driftless and amish country. Surrounded by beautiful ridges, valleys and trout streams, campers can enjoy hiking trails throughout our land, nearby streams and rivers for fishing and paddling, amish markets, famous bike trails, Wildcat Mountain and the Kickapoo Reserve. Or sit back and relax in one of our private camp sites and fall asleep under endless stars while coyotes lull you off to sleep.
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Maple Street Retreat

1 site · RV1 acre · Oxford, WI
Beautiful private campsite located right up the street from Goose lake beach and boat landing. Get ready to pack your days with lake time goodness of all sorts! Level lot that is easy to back into. Goose lake is a 81 acre lake with a maximum depth of 22 feet. It offers great swimming, fishing and kayaking as well as wake hours from 11-5:30. We have a great campfire area and picnic table on site. The campsite is located 25 minutes from Wisconsin Dells. This is an RV/camper site with electric hookup available no water or sewer.
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Eastbrook

1 site · Tent3 acres · Grand Marsh, WI
Camp on the bank of risk creek. Relax, or enjoy lots of nearby adventures. Tents vans and pets are welcome. There is room for two tents and two cars/trucks. Porta potty on site, but no running water. Close to huge natural areas, castle rock lake, Wisconsin Dells. Numerous places for kayaking, fishing and hiking nearby. Convenient location near highway 13, with gas station, grocery store, and restaurants just a few minutes away.
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Echo Valley Farm

4 sites · Lodging46 acres · Ontario, WI
See the Milky Way on 46 acres of sustainably cared for land located in beautiful Driftless Wisconsin. Adjacent to Wild Cat Mountain State Park and near the Kickapoo Valley Reserve. We are a working farm with sheep, mules, chickens, ducks, multiple gardens and an old apple orchard. Our onsite bakery has seasonal offerings and more. Our twenty year effort to create a regenerative and sustainable farm allows us to offer our unique space and cabins for enjoyment and for learning.
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Sandstone Rustic Retreat

1 site · Lodging6 acres · Wisconsin Dells, WI
Keep it simple at this peaceful and conveniently located property. Sandstone Rustic Retreat is less than 2 miles from downtown Wisconsin Dells. This secluded 6 acre property is nestled on the quiet backwaters of the Wisconsin River. Featuring a 150 ft of spectacular waterfront, 80 ft of dock, and 225 ft of raised walkway through the fern and moss filled sandstone canyon. Our recently remodeled 1 bedroom cabins offer a cozy space to reconnect, relax and make lasting memories, while our glamping domes allow you to live in nature. Our property is comprised of 6ac of land on the Wisconsin River...we have a cornfield to the North, a seasonal cabin to our South the river to the East and a road and natural area to the West. We are 1.8mi from downtown Wisconsin Dells. Our property has 4 glamping domes, 4 cabins, perfect for couples and friends to come to the same place and have their own accommodations, 1 cottage with 2 queen beds, a Gathering House (Converted Tavern) social area, that is set up as an intimate and cozy atmosphere (think speakeasy), a 24x24 covered deck and 24x10 patio area. Follow the trail down the hill towards the river and you'll find 225ft of raised walkway through a natural Sandstone canyon that arrives at our private 80ft dock on the riverfront. You'll find excellent walleye, muskie and sturgeon fishing as well as carp and catfish sheep's head and a bounty of other stuff to catch along with scenery that will make you fall in love... The views from the dock are the crown jewel of the property. We offer a central charcoal grilling location by the Gathering House. We have a fire pit in the space beyond the covered deck and plenty of wood to burn on site. Each glamping dome also has it's own fire pit. Our goal is to host couples, small groups of friends, family or coworkers and provide a space to disconnect from technology, connect with each other, share some unique experiences and make amazing memories you and your loved one/s, you're closest friends or coworkers will look back on for years to come. Maybe Sandstone Rustic Retreat becomes your new getaway tradition! Message us for group rates and special promotions as well as packages for area attractions. We can help you curate some amazing experiences! We also offer: Private Bartender for groups of 8 or more(beats an Uber and rambunctious crowds and high priced drinks downtown...and definitely better than a OWI/DUI on the way home) Private Catering/Meal Plan for groups of 10 or more (We have relationships with several catering companies in the area and they will do a meal, a reception or even a private dinner) Ski-Boat Rental (with Captain...We have 1st hand knowledge of the river, keep you safe and make sure you have fun on the water without an unpleasant donation to the areas finest...the Wisconsin DNR Kayak Rental ($40 for 4 hours, $50 for the entire day)
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SKILLET CREEK CAMPGROUND

1 site · Tent70 acres · Baraboo, WI
Skillet Creek Campground was previously Wheeler's Campground, located in Baraboo. It has the state park feel, large sites, wooded areas, hiking trails, and activities for the the kids. Learn more about this land: Peaceful and scenic area nestled in 70 acres of wooded forest. Spacious sites, hiking, biking, fishing pod, new swimming pond, large barn game room, gaga ball pit, cross net, jumping pad, bike rentals, 4 wheelcart rental, clean bathrooms. Full hookup sites and privative camping sites. Located 1 mile from Devil's lake in Baraboo, Wi. Enjoy nearby breweries, zoo, circus world museum.
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The best camping near Buckhorn State Park guide

Overview

About

Welcome to critter madness—the good kind. For those of you with a short attention span, Buckhorn State Park is guaranteed to capture—and keep—your attention. The diverse landscape of the park covers floodplain forest to prairie to savanna and even desert like areas. Amongst the madness is Buckhorn Wildlife area: 1,643 of dedicated acres of conifer forest and wetlands managed to preserve and protect natural habitats for little critters like beavers, muskrats, otters and minks as well as the majestic birds of the northern hemisphere: osprey, geese, herons, cranes, ducks, hawks and owls. Once mammal time is over, check out the scenic sandblow vista is the center of it all to really mix things up a bit.

Notable campgrounds

  • Family Campsites - Nestled in the heart of nature, perfect for creating lasting memories with loved ones.
  • Group Campsites - Ideal for larger gatherings, these sites offer a communal outdoor experience.
  • Cart-in Camping - Offers a unique, rustic adventure for those seeking a more secluded stay.

Tips for snagging a campsite

  • Book early to secure your preferred dates, as sites can fill up quickly during peak seasons.
  • Consider visiting during the weekdays for better availability and a quieter experience.
  • Keep an eye on cancellations for last-minute opportunities to reserve a spot.
  • Explore nearby camping options to increase your chances of finding an ideal site.

When to go

The best time to visit Buckhorn State Park is during the spring and fall when the weather is mild and the natural beauty is at its peak. Summer offers warm days perfect for water activities, though it's also the busiest season. Winters are quiet but can be harsh, so ensure you're prepared if visiting during this time.

Know before you go

  • Ensure your vehicle has a valid admission sticker before entering the park.
  • Check the park's calendar for any special events or closures during your visit.
  • Take advantage of the accessible fishing pier and facilities, catering to visitors of all abilities.
  • Remember to pack essentials for safety, including water, sunscreen, and a first-aid kit.
  • Stay informed about the local wildlife and practice safe viewing from a distance.

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