Buck Creek State Park is a great place to bring friends and family, offering a variety of outdoor experiences. From relaxing boat rides and fishing expeditions to a range of summer and winter sports, this state park delivers family activities year round.
Pack the sunscreen and a picnic and head to the 2,400-foot sandy beach for a day of relaxation and fun. Swimming is allowed in the marked areas.
You can compete in disc golf, a fun alternative to the traditional sport, at the Buck Creek course. The targets are already in place to challenge you – you'll just need to bring your own disc.
Visiting Buck Creek State Park is the perfect opportunity to try something new, and there are several options for adventurous winter visitors. Try sledding, cross-country skiing, or ice fishing.
Head over to the sports courts for a fun game of volleyball or basketball or take full advantage of the shuffleboard and playground equipment.
Opt for a night under canvas at the campground and choose from 89 electric and 22 non-electric pitches, or book one of the well-equipped Buck Creek State Park cabins, with air-con, a TV, and an outdoor grill. The campground has its own beach and bike rentals, and it's pet friendly,
Learn something new on Buck Creek's hiking trails. Choose from quick and easy hikes to moderate routes and study the local wildlife, birds, and landscapes along the way. Check out a trail map to plan your route.
This moderate 2-mile hike through meadowland and forest is convenient if you're camping at the park, as it connects its campground, marina, and cottage areas. Look forward to views of the lake and resident wildlife.
Set out on this multi-purpose trail with scenic views and good connections with other hiking routes in the area. Explore the park, then follow the community trails to the Springfield Museum of Art and nearby parkland.
There is a number of shorter trails on site perfect for a leisurely stroll, including two on the western park boundary. The Dam Walk covers 0.64 miles, while the Meadow Trail is 0.30 miles.