Buck Creek Campground

Area Status: Open

This campground offers a more primitive, quiet camping experience. Situated along Buck Creek in old growth forest, were every campsite can hear the rushing water. Activities in the area include fishing, hiking, and bicycle riding. This campground is mostly shaded by large old Douglas Fir trees. Relatively private sites and creek front sites are available. Popular with those seeking a quiet getaway an ideal base camp to access many area trails.

At a Glance

Reservations: You can reserve this campground through the National Recreation Reservation System.
Open Season: 5/27 - 09/12
Restrictions: None
Closest Towns: Darrington, Washington
Water: No drinking water
Restroom: Vault toilet
  • Camping: 50% discount for single site camping with any of these passes: Interagency Senior, Interagency Access, Golden Age, or Golden Access pass.
  • Day use: No passes honored.
Information Center: Darrington Ranger District

General Information


From Darrington, Washington travel north on SR 530 approx 7 miles to the Suiattle River Road (Forest Road 26).  Drive for approx 16 miles to the campground, located on the left/north side of the road.

General Notes:

A picnic table, tent pad and fire ring is available at each campsite. Garbage service is not available. Vault toilets. No drinking water available, so bring your own supplies. The campground is normally hosted from Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day Weekend. Otherwise an attendant will be visiting the campground two to four times daily. Some of the campsites in Buck Creek are available with reservations; others are available on a first served basis.

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