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DNR Board approves purchase that will double size of Buckhorn State Park

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A state park between Mauston and Necedah will soon double in size.

The Natural Resources Board voted Wednesday to buy 923 acres next to Buckhorn State Park.

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The land is owned by the Wisconsin River Power Co., and part of it borders the popular Castle Rock Flowage.

It will cost $3.6 million.

The company also donated another 265 acres which includes shoreland and an island.

The park was established 37 years ago on Juneau County's Buckhorn Peninsula.

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