Buck Meadow Campground

Area Status: Closed

Located at the confluence of Snow Corral and Deer Creeks along the McKinley Grove Road, Buck Meadow Campground lies on a large flat sandy area adjacent to Deer Creek. Some shade provided by large lodgepole pine trees.  Access is on paved and dirt road.

At a Glance

Reservations: No reservations; First-come, first-serve
Area Amenities: Tent camping, Camping trailer, Fee charged for some activities, Picnic tables, Toilets
Fees: $22.00 per night
$7.00 per night, per additional vehicle
Open Season: May - September
Usage: Heavy
Restrictions: Maximum stay = 14 days
Maximum vehicle length = 35 foot
Maximum group size = 6 per site
Water: No
Restroom: Vault
Operated By: Concessionaire - California Land Managemetn
Information Center: High Sierra Ranger District
29688 Auberry Rd
P.O. Box 559
Prather, CA 93651
(559) 855-5355    Hearing Impaired
California Relay Service 711
Open: Monday-Friday
Hours:  8:00am-4:30pm 
For more information click here.

General Information


Take Hwy 168 east from Clovis towards Prather. Continue through Prather to Shaver Lake. Just before you reach Shaver Lake turn right on the Dinkey Creek Road. Travel 11.7 miles east to the intersection of the Dinkey Creek Road and the McKinley Grove Road. Turn right and travel 9.6 miles north on the McKinley Grove Road.

General Notes:

Nearest services available at Dinkey Creek, approximately 20 minutes away.  Cell phone service not available in area.

Please store food properly and do not feed the animals.  

Recreation Map

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Campground Camping



Camping trailer: Maximum vehicle length = 35'
Tent camping: Total sites = 10
Toilets: Vault

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities


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