The towering rock structures of Succor Creek Canyon rise above prime riparian habitat and rock-hounding grounds.
Leslie Gulch is a... more » strikingly beautiful vastness of volcanic tuff towers. This is a picturesque place where wind, water, and time have created spectacular panoramas of unusually sculpted colorful conical towers, honeycombed pinnacles, and intricate multiple layered spires.
Succor Creek and Leslie Gulch provide opportunities for hiking, photography, camping, picnicking, wildlife viewing, bird watching, offroading, boating, and rock hounding. Look for chukars or thundereggs.
Thundereggs which formed within holes in the volcanic ash may contain a variety of mineral deposits, some thundereggs contain agate.
Both campgrounds in the area are no fee and are first come, first served.
The rugged canyons and rock formations of Leslie Gulch and Succor Creek are home to a population of California bighorn sheep.
Depending on the seasons precipitation, this area is usually open by the middle of April through November. The elevations in the area range from around 2600' in the canyons to about 4400' on the ridges.
Leslie Gulch is closed to horses to protect an endangered plant.
There is access to Lake Owyhee at the boat ramp at Leslie Gulch.
There are photographs and videos in this guide, but the scenery has to be seen to be really appreciated. This is a great area for a day long family outing. less «