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Attention : The access road to this facility has been washed out and is scheduled to be fixed during 2014. We apologize for the inconvenience, but until construction is complete this facility is closed.

BUCK CREEK CAMPGROUND, WA

part ofMt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest, US Forest Service
Status: Closed through Thu Jun 04 2015   Season Dates
 

Overview

Situated on the banks of Buck Creek in Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest, Buck Creek campground offers stunning scenery and access to numerous recreational activities popular in the Northern Cascade Range in Washington.

Scattered beneath a towering canopy of old-growth forest, the sites in this campground are secluded and within walking distance to the waterfront, making it an ideal setting for visitors wanting to camp in a private, rustic setting.

Natural Features:

Hemmed in by several designated wilderness areas, the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest showcases rugged peaks, sparkling alpine lakes and old-growth forests, providing visitors with a variety of scenic landscapes.

Wildlife in the area includes mountain goats, porcupine, pine marten and a variety of migratory birds and native fish.

Recreation:

The area surrounding this campground is prime location for hiking, fishing and picnicking in summer and early fall.

Hikers and backpackers are especially fortunate to have access to a variety of spectacular trails near the campground and in the surrounding areas.

Several trailheads are located in the vicinity of Buck Creek campground, including Huckleberry Creek Trail. This lesser-known trail starts starts on an old spur road in second growth timber and follows Huckleberry Creek to the northeast boundary of Mt. Rainier National Park. For those looking for a more strenuous hike, the Lake James Trail continues into the park.

Facilities:

Buck Creek campground offers 29 standard sites, including three that are for tents only. Sites are equipped with picnic tables and vault toilets.

Nearby Attractions:

Mount Rainer National Park offers views of glaciers, sub-alpine ecology and volcanic landscapes that are typical in the region.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Berry Picking
  • Biking
  • Birding
  • Campfire Rings
  • Canoeing
  • Climbing
  • Firewood
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Picnic Shelter
  • River Access
  • Swimming
  • Trails
  • Trash Collection
  • Vault Toilets
  • Visitor Center
  • Wildlife Viewing
Within 10 Miles
  • Fuel Available
Know Before You Go
  • Drinking water and electric hookups are not available at the campground
  • First-come, first-serve sites may be available
  • Click here for more information about Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest


  • Don't Move Firewood: Please protect Pacific Northwest forests by preventing the spread of invasive species. Firewood can carry insects and diseases that can threaten the health of our western forests. You can make a difference by obtaining and burning your firewood near your camping destination. Visit Dontmovefirewood.org for further information.

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
48.26833, -121.32833
48°16'6"N, 121°19'42"W

From Seattle, take I-5 north to the Arlington exit, then turn east on Highway 530. In Darrington turn north on Highway 20 bypass and continue for 7 miles to Suiattle River Bridge. Cross the bridge and turn right on Suiattle River Road and continue approximately 9 miles to Buck Creek Campground.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

BUCK CREEK CAMPGROUND
P.O. Box 8516
Coburg  WA  97408

Phone Number:

Information:  (541)338-7869
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