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Buck Creek Campground in Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest

Buck Creek Campground is a beautiful and popular camping area on the bank of Buck Creek in Washington state. It's one of the best sites if you're hoping to explore the North Cascades.

The campground has everything that you could want from a quiet Washington campsite. It's forested with large, old-growth trees, and the campsites are well-spaced, allowing for some degree of privacy and creating a much-loved feeling of isolation in nature.

Buck Creek Campground - Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest

The campground does not have the most amenities of any in the state, nor is it as close to major cities as others, but its perfect for those looking to spend some time away from the easy amenities of everyday life.

The campground is open from late May to mid September. Call if you have any questions about the season.

White Horse Mountain
White Horse Mountain is one of the many peaks you can see near Darrington

What You Need to Know

  • Address: Darrington, WA 98241

  • Coordinates: 48° 16' 6.0132" N 121° 19' 41.9412" W

  • Fees: $23.00 (+$2 for holidays)

  • # of sites: 29 sites (3 are tent-only)

  • Rvs and Tents: Yes. 26 sites are RV accessible.

  • Pet friendly? Yes

  • Phone Number: (360) 386-8214

  • Closest Town: Darrington

Make sure that you check any fire restrictions before visiting, as illegal fires are as dangerous as they are expensive.

Sunrise Mine Trail
The Sunrise Mine Trail in Darrington


Here are the amenities you can expect to find at Buck Creek Campground in Washington:

  • Picnic tables

  • Vault toilets

  • Fire pits

  • Grills and fire rings

You should note that this campground does not have water. This means that you need to bring in all the water you're going to need for your stay. There is also no electricity. Any extra vehicles have to be paid for, as well, or you'll risk having your car towed.

To Do Nearby

Darrington, Washington, is not a large city, but it is conveniently located, allowing visitors to access a wide variety of outdoor activities. In the nearby area you can enjoy mountaineering, rock climbing, rafting, fishing, hiking, and much more. For example:

White Chuck Mountain
The beautiful and intimidating White Chuck Mountain

North Fork Falls - a gorgeous waterfall that's accessed via a short 0.4-mile hike.

Visit the Big Four Ice Caves - the famous Big Four Ice Caves are a unique destination for adventurers in the area. There is a large boardwalk leading to the caves.

Hike White Chuck Mountain - this is a hard 4-mile trail that takes you to the summit of White Chuck Mountain. It gains around 2,100 feet in elevation.

Hike to the North Mountain Fire Lookout - a 2.5-mile trail takes you to a historic fire lookout in Darrington, Washington.

Sauk River Bridge
The Sauk River Bridge

Nearby Campgrounds

If Buck Creek Campground is full, you can check out these other nearby campgrounds:

  • Clear Creek Campground

  • Bedal Campground

  • Chocwich Campground

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