Added by Mike Sanders
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!
- Vehicle or Tent
- Sleeping bag
- Seasonal clothes
- First Aid
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