Camp at Leslie Gulch

Leslie Gulch

A desert scene consisting of towering volcanic rock formations.

I think that when you decide to travel through Oregon, you anticipate a scenery that surrounds you in luscious green forests and crystal blue rivers that you cannot take your eyes off of. Rather at Leslie Gulch; it's about the volcanic "tuff" formations that tower over you.

From Highway 93 heading south;

  • Turn right onto McBride Creek Rd.
  • Left at the first Y
  • You will pass AC Ranch, you then take a slight right
  • Turn right again onto Succor Creek Rd.
  • Left onto Leslie Gulch Rd.
  • Stay left until you reach Leslie Gulch

You will then pull up to some camp spots on the way, but you will run into a dirt parking lot with several cabana's to camp at. Each spot will have a metal parking guard for each vehicle to stay. There is a bathroom with only the necessities but hey; it's something.

You can wake up in the morning and take a couple hikes, or if you have a boat, there is a boat launch near the camp sites. You can visit the BLM website for more information on Leslie Gulch.

It's a place well worth seeing, but I want to warn you about the snakes out there. I haven't personally seen one, because I went in April, but I've heard they're somewhat common in the summer.

Enjoy and have fun!

Pack List

  • Vehicle or Tent
  • Sleeping bag
  • Firewood
  • Camera
  • Food
  • Water
  • Seasonal clothes
  • First Aid
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Activities Chillin, Camping, Fishing, Photography, Kayaking, Swimming, Hiking
Skill Level Beginner
Season Spring, Summer, Autumn
Features
Bathrooms
Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Picnic Area
Scenic
Wildflowers
Wildlife

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Great with kids

Please call me so I can gush appropriately about how magical this spot is. The drive can be rough, but every turn reveals new colors depending on when you go. We went on a very cloudy day that should have kept me and my two youngest kids inside because we were ill-prepared, but the Sunday away from church gave us a new perspective on exploration. We only had a water bottle and chucks and made it to the top of the hike before stickies and picks became necessary. GO!!!! Take everyone!!!!

LESLIE WAS A1

This trip was so beautiful down in Oregon. The cliff formations are crazy cool and we even went climbing around and through tons of them, camping is easy here and there is tons of wild life, watch out for rattle snakes though!!!

many great hikes and low crowds

great hikes. the terrain feels like its from another world. if it rains or has rained recently you may want to re-think this area as the road can get nasty. bring water. so many cool hikes around here. you won't regret this one. worth the drive.


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