Buck Creek Ranch – Daisy OK


Buck Creek Lodge Main Porch

Buck Creek Lodge Main Porch

 

Buck Creek Ranch, in Daisy, Oklahoma is one of the little known gems of off roading in this region.  This private 2500 acre ranch located off highway 43 near Sardis reservoir is a dual purpose site.  During hunting season it is host to all kinds of hunters looking for that trophy buck or a to large to believe unless you see it hog. Off season and in between hunts the wheelers come to play.  At least those who know about this place. Several major events for off road racing circuits have been held here in the past few years due to the varied terrain available.

RV Pads, full hook ups

RV Pads, full hook ups

Charlie, the owner and manager of Buck Creek, has done quite a lot to cater to the wheeling crowd.  There are several full service RV pads with plenty of room to set up a shade awning or a tent or two along with your grill and chairs to lounge in. There is plenty of space to bring in larger rigs and be able to back them in to a pad.  The close proximity of the RV pads to the main lodge is also a nice bonus.

The lodge itself is a wonderful addition to this large ranch.  The lodge is good sized to match the rolling acres of Buck Creek.  From the extravagant front covered porch with multiple picnic tables, grill and chairs.  There is still plenty of room to set up your own camp chairs and be comfortable up out of the dust and in the shade or out of the rain depending on the season at Buck Creek. Just off the main porch is a horseshoe pit. We spent several hours hammering out differences of opinion throwing horseshoes back and forth. I had forgotten how fun it can be to toss a few shoes around, drink a few(or several) beers and relax with friends.  It was very enjoyable and a welcome change after being on the trails for several days in a row. On the other side of the large patio is an open air patio with a huge guitar shaped fire pit.  The fire pit is a work of art, done in multiple colors of stone.

Buck Creek Ranch - Looking SSE

Buck Creek Ranch – Looking SSE

There are two separate fire pits – one for having a large bonfire and one for pulling out coals from the big fire and cooking or making smores or marshmallows over.  This was really a great setup.  Both of these patios overlook the ranch itself and offer some scenic value before you ever leave your camp spot! Inside the lodge are several more tables and a bar. There is also a large cooking island people can sit around to eat or just relax and drink coffee.  From the bar you can watch Charlie throw down his fixings.  This guy knows how to make a spread for lots of people.  We have had everything from meatloaf, ribs and brisket, macaroni salad, green salads, potato salad, and biscuits and gravy.  That does not even start to describe the full on breakfast. I have never had such a good breakfast on the trail wheeling unless I cooked it myself. Even then it was a toss up. Once you fill up on a home cooked breakfast it is time ti hit the trail.  Dont forget to fill up your cooler with ice from the ice machine.  Yeah they have an ice machine.  Like I said it is the little things.

The camping area is two fold.  There is room to camp around the edge of the lodge.  We have camped there so far.  This is great for access to the lodge itself.  Close access to the showers and restrooms. Real restrooms in the lodge itself with tile and sinks just like you would have in your home.  None of this concrete slab framed up with a tin roof going on here.  There are no spiders crawling around making you afraid to take a seat on the lou like I have seen at other places.  You really have to see this place to appreciate how nice it is.  Wheelers who travel a lot will know exactly what I am saying here.  This small thing, real bathrooms, is a major plus when you are hot a dusty from the trail. There are plans to make a camping area further away from the main lodge.  There will be restrooms out near that area and possibly showers too.  Nothing was final as of this writing yet.

Bring your fishing pole if you have some time to waste. What am I saying fishing is not wasted time! Buck Creek has 8 catch and release ponds as well as a 30 acre lake.  What is it they say? Time spent fishing can not be deducted from a mans life?

We ran the GPS almost to the melting point the last time we were up there.  This site will be one of our first guides to be published.  It will include access to the GPS files we made for this great set of trails.

Buck Creek Ranch

Buck Creek Ranch

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