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I am very disappointed to see that Buck Ridge Campground is still closed. This was my favorite place to camp. My tent rarely comes out of the closet since this tragic closing. The last year I camped there I learned it would be closing because of the lack of funds. This is very sad as this is true camping at its best. I bought a pontoon boat this year and plan to keep it at the Lake of Egypt. I am saddened there is no true camping on this beautiful lake any longer. Many of my friends would come down and camp for weeks at a time and enjoy the boat if this place would re open. This place is secluded, quiet and full of nature. This is
    a loss that is still hard for me to overcome every Spring and Summer. Sad in Marion, Il Says Julie

Buck Ridge Campground was closed in 2007 and I'm very upset to see that happen. The area is depressed and could really benefit
 from this wonderful campground. You can still hike in but we will miss our trips and the wonderful memories that awaited us. I'm truly upset about this loss. The park is gorgeous. I hope to see an outpouring of requests to reopen this national treasure. Says Suzanne Jacobs-Fabian

Of course facilities are few in a primitive campground such as Buck Ridge Campground. As expected there are restrooms here, and following you arrive at this primitive campground you will realize it was well worth the effort getting here. This primitive campground is to be found in a tremendously delightful location, and if you adore nature you will like a primitive campground like this one.
As long as
you fancy the outdoors you will fancy Illinois.
It's really not good for you to spend too much time in the city; you've got to get out of the house occasionally, and Buck Ridge Campground in Illinois is a good pick.

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Other campgrounds near Buck Ridge Campground, Illinois:

   Shawnee National Forest - Buck Ridge Campground, Creal Springs, 0 miles away
   Shawnee - Pharoah Campground, Goreville, 2 miles away
   Pyramid Acres Campground, Marion, 4 miles away
   Ferne Clyffe State Park - Deer Ridge, Goreville, 7 miles away
   Ferne Clyffe State Park - Turkey Ridge, Goreville, 7 miles away
   Ferne Clyffe State Park - Horse Camp, Goreville, 7 miles away
   Ondessonk Camp, Ozark, 9 miles away
   Marion Campground and RV Park, Marion, 10 miles away
   Hilltop, Goreville, 11 miles away
   A Bay Creek Ranch Campground, Simpson, 12 miles away

Marinas near Buck Ridge Campground, Illinois:

   Egyptian Hills Marina, Creal Springs, 1 miles away

   Devils Kitchen Marina and Campground, Carbondale, 14 miles away

   Little Grassy Lake Campground & Marina, Makanda, 18 miles away

Paddling Rivers Near Buck Ridge Campground, Illinois:

   Little Grassy Creek, Williamson County, 18 miles away
      Class II-IV - 0.2 miles long (Play Section)

   Bear Branch, Pope County, 22 miles away
      Class III - 4 miles long (Bridge to Lusk Creek)

   Lusk Creek, Pope County County, 24 miles away
      Class I-III - 4.5 miles long (Lusk Creek Canyon)

Public Lands near Buck Ridge Campground, Illinois:

   Shawnee National Forest, Illinois, 28 miles away

Trails near Buck Ridge Campground, Illinois:

   River to River Trail, Pope County, 15 miles away

Golf Courses Near Buck Ridge Campground, Illinois:

   Shawnee Golf Club, Marion, 7 miles away

   Lake of Egypt Country Club, Marion, 11 miles away

   Stardust Golf & Country Club, Johnston City, 13 miles away

   Green Acres Golf Club, Herrin, 14 miles away

   Crab Orchard Golf Club, Carterville, 17 miles away

Lakes Near Buck Ridge Campground, Illinois:

   Lake of Egypt, Williamson County, 5 miles away

   Lake of Egypt, Williamson County, 6 miles away

   Lake Glendale, Pope County, 18 miles away

   Crab Orchard Lake, Williamson County, 20 miles away

Current weather conditions at Buck Ridge Campground, Illinois

Local climate location: CARBONDALE SEWAGE PLT 16 miles away

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