Buck Creek, Suiettle River, near Darrington
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.
Great Blue Heron
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Directions: off of hwy-530, north of Darrington, turn east onto Suiettle Road.
Flood Damage/Trail Closures