16. Buck Creek
Habitat: This Lakeview District BLM day use site has a short hiking trail along Buck Creek. The area has juniper woodland and riparian habitats.
Birds: Look for Northern Flicker; Wilson's, Yellow and Yellow-rumped Warblers; Belted Kingfisher; Spotted Sandpiper; and Great Blue Heron using the riparian area habitat.
Directions: From the community of Silver Lake, travel N for 2 miles on Highway 31, then turn left (W) on Silver Lake Rd for 2.7 miles. Turn right into the picnic and parking area. This site is accessible year-round to foot traffic from Silver Lake Road, but the parking area is closed to vehicles from December 1st to March 31st for critical winter Mule Deer habitat.