Buck Mountain Campground

Buck Mountain Campground


The Buck Mountain Campground, near Landmark, Idaho offers 4 campsites in a peaceful, remote setting near mountain slopes covered in dense pine forest. Peak season for the campground is typically early June through late September. It can be accessed by most vehicles; however the road is narrow and may be rough in spots.

Natural Features:

The campground sits in a pretty mountain meadow a stone's throw from scenic Johnson Creek, a tributary of the South Fork Salmon River. Wildlife watchers may see deer, elk, bear and moose. Bald eagles are often spotted soaring overhead.


The trailhead for the McClure/Burntlog trail is near the campground. Check on the Motor Vehicle Use Map (MVUM) for non-motorized and motorized trails.  The area is a popular destination for hikers, mountain bikers and equestrians. Click here for an Idaho OHV safety message.

The South Fork Salmon River and Johnson Creek offer opportunities for fishing. Berry picking and hunting are popular pastimes in season.

Nearby Attractions:

The tiny community of Yellow Pine is approximately 20 miles north of the campground and offers limited services. The popular Yellow Pine Music & Harmonica Festival is held annually in August.

At a Glance

Operational Hours: May  – September – (or until closed by snow)
Reservations: No reservations are necessary.  This campground is first come, first serve.
Fees: This is not a fee campground.  4 sites.
Permit Info: 4 sites / No fees.
Closest Towns: Cascade, Idaho
Water: Not for Drinking
Restroom: Vault
Information Center: Facilities: The campsites have a fire ring, picnic table and vault toilet.

General Information


From Boise, Idaho, travel north on State Highway 55 approximately 80 miles to Cascade, Idaho.

From Cascade, Idaho, travel north on State Highway 55 only a short distance to the turnoff at the Warm Lake Road (Forest Highway 22). 

Proceed along Forest Highway 22 northeast approximately 25 miles.

When you arrive at the Warm Lake area, Forest Highway 22 becomes Forest Service (FS) Road 579.  Continue east on FS Road 579 until it intersects with the FS Road 413, approximately 10 miles. 

Turn north on the FS Road 413 and Buck Mountain Campground will be just past Landmark on the right side of the road, approximately 3 miles.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Campground Camping

Total of 4 sites.

Lake and Pond Fishing

From the campground, travel to Warm Lake or Cascade Lake for a day of excellent lake fishing.

Difficulty Level: Intermediate

River and Stream Fishing

Enjoy fishing Johnson Creek for salmon, steelhead, whitefish and several species of trout including bull, brook, rainbow and cutthroat.

Day Hiking

Trailhead for the McClure/ Burntlog trail near the campground.
Difficulty Level: Intermediate

Horse Riding

Trailhead for the McClure/ Burntlog trail near the campground.
Difficulty Level: Intermediate

Big Game Hunting

Check with the Idaho Fish and Game for hunting opportunities and regulations in the area.

Viewing Scenery

OHV Camping


Picnic tables are in the surrounding area.

Scenic Driving

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities


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