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Buck Creek, Suiettle River, near Darrington, WA


    The Buck Creek Campground is located in the Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest.  It is off the Suiettle Road, which follows along the Suiettle River, or I should say it followed the river until it was washed out during  the 2003 rain storm.  The Suiettle Road is closed off before the washed out bridge - though the trails to the Glacier Wilderness are still accessible by foot.
    Buck Creek Campground was still accessible by car and was a pleasant though busy campground nestled in the forest.  Some sites have good privacy and are reservable online (recommended during the summer season).  We drove as far as we could down Suiettle Road, and parked at the road blocks.  We hiked past the road blocks and were able to hike up several trails. Like the road, some trails were washed out and damaged.  The footbridge across the river was completely gone.  It'll probably be a while before it's repaired, if it ever is.


Suiettle Road was badly damaged during the 2003 rainstorms.
Suiettle River
Waterfall along the trail
Coral Root

Bird List

Great Blue Heron
Bald Eagle
Spotted Sandpiper
Vaux's Swift
Hairy Woodpecker
Empidonax sp.
Common Raven
Steller's Jay
Chestnut-backed Chickadee
Winter Wren
Golden-crowned Kinglet

Other Critter List

Chipmunk sp.
Douglas Squirrel
Mule Deer
Frog sp.
Chinook Salmon



Located:  near Darrington, WA
Directions: off of hwy-530, north of Darrington, turn east onto Suiettle Road.
Buck Creek Campground
Flood Damage/Trail Closures


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