Buck Creek Campground

Buck Creek Campground is 22.5 miles north of Darrington off of the Suiattle Forest Road.
Camping at Buck Creek Campground,
photo by Nels Rasmussen, D.C.

Buck Creek Campground is nestled under the thick canopy of lush old growth forest offering a private setting. Buck Creek, one of the largest tributaries of the Suiattle River, flows to the east of the campground.  Its presence can be heard throughout the campground as it cascades down from the mountain tops to the river below.  Hours can just be spent listening and watching the abundant wildlife that calls Buck Creek their home.  Be a good wildlife neighbor and leave no trace while visiting Buck Creek Campground.

The beautiful Buck Creek flowing through the campground,
photo Martha Rasmussen

To the south of the campground across the Suiattle River Road is the wild and scenic Suiattle River, a whitewater destination and wonderful eagle watching in late fall.  Several trails access the Glacier Peak Wilderness offering both day-hikes and backpacking.  Have you ever considered seeing the wilderness on horseback?  Darrington has two outfitters familiar with the backcountry that do drop camping and guided tours.

The covered shelter at Buck Creek Campground,
photo Martha Rasmussen

Rediscover the Suiattle River Road which after many years is now accessible again.  Take time for personal retreats, family get aways and memories that will last a lifetime!

Campground Details:

Accessible: Yes

Owner: Forest Service

  • Campsites: 28
  • Accommodations:
  • Accessible campsites
  • Compact RV & Trailer
  • Tent pads
  • Vault Toilets
  • No potable water

Season:  Memorial Day Weekend thru Labor Day Weekend.

Opens May 25, 2018 Closes Sep. 9, 2018