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Open Year-round
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Reservations possible?
No
RV Hookups
No
Potable water
No
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Buckeye Campground is tucked away in the Sierra foothills due west of the small ranching community of Bridgeport. Favored for its proximity to Buckeye Hotsprings, the 68-site campground is extremely popular in summer. Visit in the off-season, however, and you may very well have it to yourself.

Just outside the campground lies Buckeye Creek Trailhead, a launching point for hiking and stock packing. After 10 miles the trail forks; the North Fork leads to Kirkwood Pass, and the South Fork enters Yosemite at Buckeye Pass.

Anglers find seclusion in the higher portions of Buckeye Creek before it reaches the crowds of Bridgeport Reservoir in the valley below.

Trailers of up to 35 feet can be accommodated at Buckeye Campground, although no hookups or drinking water are available.  Also noticeably absent are bear boxes. Take care to properly store your trash, scented toiletries and food. You can be cited for feeding or luring a bear into camp.

Firewood and other essentials are available for purchase from the camp host. The campground is open mid-April through mid-October, contingent on snowfall. 

Reaching the campground from the south via Twin Lakes Road and the gravel Buckeye Road is possible in a low clearance vehicle. Entering from the north includes a precarious, one-lane section of Buckeye Road; passenger cars and trailers are not advisable. Backcountry roads are rarely maintained in winter.

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)

Spring
Summer
Fall

Parking Pass

Not Required

Pros

Alpine scenery. Abundant campsites. Near hotsprings and trailhead.

Cons

No drinking water. No bear boxes. Busy in summer.

Pets allowed

Allowed

Managed by

Concessionaire

Address

Unnamed Road
Bridgeport, CA 93517
United States

Features

Hot springs
Flushing toilets
Vault toilet
Picnic tables
Horseback riding

Location

Field Guide

Nearby Adventures

Eastern Sierra + White Mountains Area, California
Eastern Sierra + White Mountains Area, California
Eastern Sierra + White Mountains Area, California

Nearby Lodging + Camping

Comments

08/13/2016
great site, nice and secluded. on a saturday in august, all the twin lakes area sites were full, so we headed to buckeye and it was pretty empty. and only $18! be careful of how close you stay to the restrooms, as an easterly breeze came through all evening and all we could smell was the pit toilets. pretty gross. other than that we really liked it. the creek runs through the campground and the hot springs are a nice 30-minute walk away down the dirt road that brings you in.
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