Dispersed around the reservoir, the Buckeye Recreational Area offers 30 family campsites and one group site that's available by reservation only for $50 per night. The individual spots are first-come, first-served in the winter months but require reservations from mid-May through September. There are pit toilets, fire rings, picnic tables, and a boat ramp here. The facility is pack-in, pack-out, including water. Bring enough supplies for cleaning and drinking needs. This area is also bear country. Do not leave food or any other scented items outside at night. Lock them in your car or seal them in a bag and suspend them in a tree.
The individual and group sites are all near the shore of the Buckeye Reservoir. There are graveled spots where you can park your car. After you set up camp, grab a pole and go fishing for rainbow trout if you have a license. You can also take your boat and launch into the water. This place is a no-wake reservoir, and there's a 5 HP limit for watercraft. On land, you'll find biking and hiking trails to explore. Walk through the pine forest and catch sight of the La Salle Mountains on the horizon.
You can bring your pooch when you camp here. They must stay on a leash when you have them outside. Collect and dispose of their droppings. Don't leave pets unattended at any time.
Spend some time at the Buckeye Recreational Area. With the reservoir and several day hikes in the area, this is a furrific place to establish your home base. Set up your tent or a small RV under the ponderosa pines in this mountain valley. From here, you can go fishing, hiking, or hunting in the surrounding areas. Watch for elk, mule deer, and other wildlife out here. The facility fills up quickly during peak times, so plan your trip early.