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Succor Creek State Natural Area
Campground Description: The Succor Creek State Natural Area is owned and operated by the State of Oregon. The campground in Succor Creek State Natural Area is as primitive as they come. Of the 18 camping sites, 12 are tent camping sites requiring a short, easy walk. The remaining 6 campsites could be used with an RV for camping, but are better left as tent camping sites. There is no water available. The toilet facilities are modern pit toilets. So why would anyone want to come to Succor Creek? The area offers spectacular rock formations, bird watching and mammal viewing. Succor Creek is an outdoor enthusiast's dream. If you are a rock collector, the Succor Creek thunder eggs are second to none. Limited hobbyist rock collecting is allowed. There are miles and miles of hiking trails and you are likely to be the only campers within a 30 mile radius. Open March to November, weather dependent. Reservations are not available.
Number of Sites: 18 tent camping sites. There may be room for one or two RVs
Cost: Free year round
Waste Water Dump Station: No
Directions: Interstate 84 Eastbound or Westbound - Follow I-84 to exit #3 in Idaho (3 miles East of the Oregon border). Turn South onto Highway 95. Follow Highway 95 South for approximately 28 miles to the town of Homedale, Idaho. In downtown Homedale continue straight on Highway 95 until it becomes Highway 19 (do not turn left on Main Street). Follow Highway 19 for approximately 6.8 miles to Succor Creek Road. Turn left onto Succor Creek Road and follow for approximately 14.3 miles to the campground. Succor Creek Road is unpaved. Some stretches of Succor Creek Road will require you to slow to as little as 5 mph. It is not a well maintained road.
Fishing: Unknown. Within the Succor State Natural Area, Succor creek is narrow and very fast. Ask for advice in Homedale.
Astronomy Opportunities: Succor creek has very dark skies but is at the base of a very tall and narrow canyon. Because of the very narrow field of view, telescope camping may not be worth while. The exact location for computerized telescopes is 43.46741° N, 117.12143° W. A much wider view of the skies is available approximately 3 miles south on Succor Road.
Nearby Golfing: Frankly, there is nothing nearby Succor Creek
Contact Information:Oregon Parks and Recreation Department
725 Summer Street NE, Suite C
Salem, OR 97301
800-551-6949 Succor Creek State Natural Area
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This sign is the only indication that you are nearing the campground at Succor Creek State Natural Area
The road to Succor Creek State Natural Area offers terrific scenery but it's a rough ride
The portion of the campground at Succor Creek State Natural Area that may be accessible to RV campers
Succor Creek State Natural Area's campground offers modern pit toilets but no water whatsoever
This foot bridge provides access to the tent camping sites at Succor Creek State Natural Area
The campground at Succor Creek State Natural Area from the top of the canyon
The rock formations at Succor Creek State Natural Area are unforgettable
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