Lower Buck Creek Campground

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: 05/15 - 10/15; 10/16-05/14 Open with reduced services
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


Lower Buck Creek Campground is located 25 minutes southwest of Silver Lake, Oregon. 

From the Silver Lake, OR take Highway 31 west for about 1.5 miles then turn on County Road 4-10 (also known as Bear Flat Road). County Highway 4-10 will become Forest Service (FS) Road 2804. From FS Road 2804, turn left onto FS Road 2804013 and Lower Buck Creek Campground will be at the end of the road.

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Campground Camping

No. of Sites 5 single site(s)
No. of Accessible sites None

River and Stream Fishing

Viewing Wildlife

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