Succor Creek State Natural Area, Oregon

Top photo: Our camper looks so cozy tucked in.

After leaving Leslie Gulch, Succor Creek seemed like a logical next stop as it was on our planned route. It's tucked in on the creek after a long descent on a narrow gravel road.

Succor Creek - State Natural Area Campground, near Nyssa, OR: Site not numbered (23 RV sites total) - This site: dry camping. Campground Notes: no water available • vault toilets • creek access • OHV trails from campground • trails nearby • 2841’ elevation. October 1st - 3rd. Miles traveled: 2️⃣4️⃣ (tap on mileage to see route & elevation change).
• Non-reservable sites.
• Lots of eye candy.
• Clean vault toilets.
• Free.
• Two large groups on the other side of creek ran generators 24/7.
• The campground had a "ridden hard & put up wet" feel.

Overall Experience:

Photos from the Campground & the Natural Area


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Within the rugged canyons of eastern Oregon lies the Succor Creek State Natural Area, a hidden gem offering a peaceful and scenic camping experience. Located just a short drive from the town of Nyssa, this remote natural area provides visitors with the opportunity to immerse themselves in the stunning high desert landscape.

Succor Creek Campground Succor Creek Campground is the main camping destination within the natural area, offering a total of 18 primitive campsites spread across both sides of the creek. These campsites are available on a first-come, first-served basis, allowing campers to enjoy the tranquility of the area without the need for reservations.

The campsites themselves are quite basic, featuring only vault toilets and no access to running water or electrical hookups. However, this simplicity is part of the appeal, allowing visitors to truly disconnect from the stresses of everyday life and immerse themselves in the natural surroundings.

Stunning Natural Setting One of the standout features of the Succor Creek Campground is its stunning natural setting. The campsites are nestled within a deep, rugged canyon, with towering cliffs and rocky outcroppings providing a dramatic backdrop. The clear, meandering waters of Succor Creek flow through the heart of the canyon, offering a soothing soundtrack and a source of water for wildlife. The surrounding high desert vegetation, including sagebrush, juniper, and a variety of wildflowers, adds to the serene and otherworldly ambiance of the area.

Hiking and Exploration Opportunities

For those seeking to explore the natural wonders of the Succor Creek State Natural Area, there are numerous hiking opportunities available. The area boasts a network of trails that wind through the canyon, offering visitors the chance to discover hidden waterfalls, unique rock formations, and diverse wildlife. Birdwatchers and nature enthusiasts will be delighted by the abundance of species that call this area home, including raptors, songbirds, and even the occasional bighorn sheep.

Despite its remote location, the Succor Creek Campground is a popular destination for outdoor enthusiasts and adventure seekers. The area's rugged beauty and opportunities for exploration have earned it a reputation as a hidden gem within the Owyhee Canyonlands region of eastern Oregon. Visitors to the campground can expect to find a peaceful and uncrowded experience, with the opportunity to truly disconnect from the hustle and bustle of daily

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