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Buckeye Recreation Area

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

The Buckeye Recreation Area is located adjacent to Buckeye Reservoir. The Recreation Area is spread out around the reservoir and consists of the Pioneer Campground (30 single family reservable campsites), a boat ramp for small fishing boats (5 HP motor limit and wakeless speed), a reservable group site, a day-use picnic area, and 18 less developed dispersed campsites scattered around the reservoir. Campsites in the Pioneer Campground include graveled parking spurs, concrete picnic tables, fire rings, a utility table and access to a vault toilet. Please call the Moab Ranger District at (435)-636-3360 if you need additional information.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Weather and snow melt will affect open and closing.
Reservations: This campground is first come/first serve from October to around Mid-May. Reservations can be made from May 15, 2018 to September 30, 2018 by calling 1-877-444-6777 (International 518-885-3639 or TDD 877-833-6777) or online at Recreation.gov.  
Area Amenities: Boat ramp,Tent camping,Picnic tables,Toilets
Fees Individual campsites are $10/night. There is one group site available for $50/night and it is reservable. If it is not reserved it is $10 for each site within the group area.
Usage: Heavy
Closest Towns: Paradox, Colorado
Water: None
Restroom: Vault Toilet (5)
Operated By: Forest Service

General Information


Best Route: Head south from Moab on US 191 for approximately 27 miles and turn left onto Highway 46 at La Sal Junction. Continue on Highway 46 for 32 miles into Paradox, Colorado. Turn left at 5.75 Road at the USFS sign. Continue to the T-intersection and left on U5 Road and follow the USFS signs to Buckeye Campground. It is about 13 miles on Forest Service Road 0371 from Paradox to Buckeye Campground and it is winding gravel road. Please drive with caution.

Alternative Route: Very muddy or impassable when wet, please use caution and discretion: Head south from Moab on US 191 for approximately 27 miles and turn left onto Highway 46 at La Sal Junction. Continue about 12 miles and take a slight left at Upper Two Mile Road (Forest Service Road 0208). Continue on Upper Two Mile Road for approximately 18 miles. Follow the signs to Buckeye Campground. Note: This route crosses private property, please respect the wishes and property and do not trespass on this land.


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Picnic tables Yes
Toilets Yes
Boat ramp Yes
Tent camping Yes
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