Buck Ridge Campground is a great place for dog walking, as well as being a hotspot for summertime recreational opportunities. Make sure to check out the hiking trails, as they lead in and out of the campgrounds.
Camping is done in a total of 63 sites here. These are primarily primitive sites, and come standard with electric hookups only. Bathrooms are located centrally, which means visitors shouldn't have any trouble locating them in the middle of the night. For visitors with canines, they're free to keep them overnight, provided they're leashed up.
Buck Ridge has a swimming beach available to overnight guests only, located on the adjacent Truman Lake. These areas have their own dedicated restroom and shower facilities, so guests can clean off before heading back to their tents. No lifeguards are on duty, so visitors always swim at their own risks. If you've brought your canine companion along, they can hang out on the beach but, unfortunately, aren't allowed to get into the swimming waters.
Truman Lake also hosts boating. Visitors are free to drop anchor into the waters surrounding the Buck Ridge Campground, provided they have a valid registration sticker for their vessel. The park also rents out kayaks and canoes between Memorial Day and Labor Day. These can be found at the area's central offices to the north of the campgrounds. Guests can feel free to bring a canine companion along for a boat ride as long as they stay on a leash during their ride.
Several hiking trails are located here, and Buck Ridge contains a trailhead for the Bluff Ridge Trail, a moderate 2-mile stretch that takes visitors around some of the more scenic areas of the surrounding Harry S. Truman State Park. If you're going to take a canine along, make sure they're on a leash throughout your stay while taking care of any debris they might drop as you explore.