Big Buck a rustic campground quietly situated on Agency creek away from the hustle and bustle of city life. Big Buck currently has two (2) Recreational vehicle sites that are big enough for your RV; yet private. With nine (9) primitive tent sites secretly squirreled away only those given exact directions may find you. If you like rustic, old-fashioned, need to get away from the hustle and bustle, enjoy the wildlife and view the stars we welcome you. Reservations are highly encouraged.
The Big Buck Campground is the only approved camping area within the Grand Ronde reservation boundaries. The campground provides restrooms. For your water needs a hand pump well is available at the north end of the campground, near site #9. Recreational camping permits are valid for a 10 day stay. These permits can be picked up at no charge at the Natural Resources Department (NRD). Residential camping is prohibited and will be considered trespassing. Dispersed camping is not allowed.
Camping Permits are available at the NRD Monday thru Friday from 8am – 12pm and 1pm – 5pm; or you may contact the NRD at 503-879-2424 to inquire of permit availability. Visitors wishing to obtain a campground permit must provide information such as, name, address, vehicle plate, make and model number, Driver’s License number, Telephone number.
A Camping Permit and Window Flyer are required within the campground.
Camping permits may be unavailable depending upon fire conditions
Be mindful of the following polices:
1. Camping is allowed in The Big Buck Campground only.
2. Campsite may only be occupied for 10 consecutive days. Campers wishing to stay more than 10 days must leave Big Buck for 7 days and then request another stay. No camper may exceed any 40 days in a rolling calendar year.
3. Open fires are permitted in the provided campfire rings only. Never leave a campfire unattended.
4. Keep camping area clean at all times
5. No trash or items are to be left behind. Cleanup may be billed to last registered camper if left unkempt.
6. Vehicle may be parked in designated parking areas only. All vehicles must be listed on permit. Vehicles may not block any access roads.
7. Quiet hours are from 10:00 pm to 9:00 am
8. Do not feed wildlife. It is a violation of state law to feed wildlife.
9. Reserved signs will be provided at your campsite upon arrival or will be provided to you with your permit. Please leave on the picnic table upon departure. In the event you will be away from your campsite please post at campsite entrance. This will inform other campers this site is currently occupied.
10. Do not cut, chop or carve into live trees.
11. No Fireworks within the campground
During fire season these additional rules apply:
1. Shovel, axe, and a fire extinguisher will be required at each campsite
2. Depending upon the season severity, BIG BICK CAMPGROUND may be closed to all fires. Campers will be notified by NRD/Security/or the Tribal Patrol Officer
3. Open Flame, of any kind, may be prohibited. This would include smoking.
4. The campground may be closed to all camping.
5. Campsite must be able to be vacated immediately upon notice of fire or impending danger.
As a common courtesy to your fellow camper please have all campsites vacated by 3:00 pm the day of departure. Thank you for visiting, we hope to see you soon.