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LAKE WISSOTA STATE PARK - Fall colors are over with most of the leaves having dropped due to windy conditions. The tamaracks are still a brilliant gold.
Species of birds seen or heard include ravens, black capped chickadees, phoebes, northern juncos, pileated woodpeckers, great horned owls, barred owls, bald eagles and Canada geese.
Labor Day through early May campsites are available on a walk-in basis. The water and shower buildings are shut down in the campground for the season. The sanitary station will be open as the weather allows. Vault toilets in the campground are open year around.
As the park office is not regularly staffed at this time of year, please use the self-registration station located at the office entrance.
The park will be open to hunting for all species with an open season on Nov. 15. Orange maps showing the areas closed and open to hunting are available at the park and on the DNR web site. This hunting opportunity runs from Nov. 15, to Dec. 15, with late bow season extended through Jan. 7.
The Horse trails will be closed Nov. 15, until trails dry in spring, said Dave Hladilek, park manager.
BUCKHORN STATE PARK - There is starting to be some fall colors in the area.
Water is now shut off in the park. There is a frost free spigot next to the office restroom all year round.
The dump station will close the week of Oct. 22, said Heather Wolf, park manager.
ROCHE-A-CRI STATE PARK - There some fall color in the area.
Turkey vultures can be seen circling the mound.
The main gate and camping are now closed. Parking is in the winter/prairie lot on Czech Ave and park stickers are required (self-registration box at parking lot), according to Wolf.