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.
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.
Buck Creek campground offers 29 standard sites, including three that are for tents only. Sites are equipped with picnic tables and vault toilets.
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.
Mount Rainer National Park offers views of glaciers, sub-alpine ecology and volcanic landscapes that are typical in the region.
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This campground is easy to find but a long drive into the woods on a bumpy gravel road. I made it in a Camery but it was a bumpy ride. Closest store is 45 minutes away so make sure you bring everything you need including firewood. It gets pretty chilly as the campground is well shaded. The river is very loud so you really don't hear your neighbors. The bugs are terrible, I've never seen mosquitos that aggressive. Each site had a tent pad, picnic table, and fire ring. There are some spots closer together but plenty that are set apart enough that you have privacy. Beautiful campground. No cell reception. One group had kids who were older but we didn't see any other kids. Well taken care of vault toilets though there was no host when we were there. Four stars only because the bugs were so bad, everything else about it was perfect for what we were looking for.
This campground is out of the way, just how I like it. Campsites 22-25 are right on the creek. If you don't mind freezing your ass off, you can swim.
Buck Creek is one of the options at Baker Lake.
Not my first choice in this area but, its a good spot. Most of the sites are shady and back in the trees but they do have a couple water front sites.
You must make reservations at least 4 days in advance or else first come first serve in picking a site.