BUCK CREEK CAMPGROUND

Overview

Situated on the banks of Buck Creek in Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest, Buck Creek campground offers stunning scenery and access to numerous recreational activities popular in the Northern Cascade Range in Washington.

Scattered beneath a towering canopy of old-growth forest, the sites in this campground are secluded and within walking distance to the waterfront, making it an ideal setting for visitors wanting to camp in a private, rustic setting.

Recreation

The area surrounding this campground is prime location for hiking, fishing and picnicking in summer and early fall.

Hikers and backpackers are especially fortunate to have access to a variety of spectacular trails near the campground and in the surrounding areas.

Several trailheads are located in the vicinity of Buck Creek campground, including Huckleberry Creek Trail. This lesser-known trail starts starts on an old spur road in second growth timber and follows Huckleberry Creek to the northeast boundary of Mt. Rainier National Park. For those looking for a more strenuous hike, the Lake James Trail continues into the park.

Facilities

Buck Creek campground offers 29 standard sites, including three that are for tents only. Sites are equipped with picnic tables and vault toilets.

Natural Features

Hemmed in by several designated wilderness areas, the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest showcases rugged peaks, sparkling alpine lakes and old-growth forests, providing visitors with a variety of scenic landscapes.

Wildlife in the area includes mountain goats, porcupine, pine marten and a variety of migratory birds and native fish.

Nearby Attractions

From Seattle, take I-5 north to the Arlington exit, then turn east on Highway 530.
In Darrington turn north on Highway 20 bypass and continue for 7 miles to Suiattle River Bridge.
Cross the bridge and turn right on Suiattle River Road and continue approximately
9 miles to Buck Creek Campground.360-804-1103N