Lower Buck Creek Forest Camp

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

Lower Buck Creek is located 35 minutes southwest of Silver Lake, Oregon. For back-country solitude, look no further than Lower Buck Creek. The small stream is surrounded by pastoral meadows and a mixed conifer forest. Lower Buck Creek’s elevation tips 5000 feet.

Hunter groups and small family reunions are typical groups that enjoy this rustic forest camp. This campground has five camping sites, picnic tables, fire rings, and one vault toilet. Remember to park your vehicle a minimum of 200 feet from the creek.

Lower Buck Creek is ideal for wildlife viewing (deer and elk), photography, and relaxing. You can also fish for Brook trout in the creek and stroll along the perennial stream that flows from Yamsay Mountain.

There is no potable water. Visitors need to pack plenty of water. Day use parking is available at this site. 

At a Glance

Current Conditions: (Silver Lake Ranger District)
Reservations: First come, first served.
Fees No fee
Open Season: May-15 - Oct-15
Usage: Light-Medium
Restrictions: Make sure to park your vehicles 200 feet from the creek’s edge. Check at the District office for fire restrictions.
Closest Towns: Silver Lake, OR
Water: No
Restroom: Vault Toilet (1)
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Silver Lake Ranger District

General Information


From the Silver Lake, OR go North on Highway 31 to County Road 4-10. Turn left and go west for about 10 miles to Forest Road 2804. Turn left and stay on Road 2804 going south for about 2 miles. After crossing the second cattle guard, turn left onto Road 015. Stay on this road for about 1 mile into the camp.

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No. of Sites5 single site(s)
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