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Fires Allowed
Pets Allowed
No Drinking Water
About Slocum Creek (Leslie Gulch) Campground
Operator
Bureau of Land Management
Access
Drive In
Features
No ADA Access
Alcohol Allowed
No Drinking Water
No Electric Hookups
Fires Allowed
No Firewood Available
No Market
Pets Allowed
Picnic Table
No Sanitary Dump
No Sewer Hookups
No Showers
Toilets
No Trash
No Water Hookups
No WiFi
Location
Slocum Creek (Leslie Gulch) Campground is located in Oregon
Latitude
43.3213 N
Longitude
-117.3189 W
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2 Reviews of Slocum Creek (Leslie Gulch) Campground
Like Smith Rock, but Empty

This place is a future climbing spot for sure. So much undeveloped rock, looks so much like Smith Rock near Bend, OR.

The road was dirt… get used to dirt roads in this area of the state… but I would not say FWD is needed though it is a plus.

The site is walking distance from a reservoir that was very refreshing. I wish I had brought my kayak.

A free site too!

Wonderful spot in the Owyhee Canyonlands

The Slocum Creek campground is near the Owyhee Reservoir at the end of Leslie Gulch. It is a free campsite, fire rings with shelters (!) and tables. There are two drop toilets but no water or trash service. Closest gas is in Jordan Valley. The boat ramp to the reservoir is a half mile down the hill. The reservoir is very still and great for SUP and kayaking as well. The area is accessed by a good dirt road, but since it is in a gulch, a small amount of water could make this area tricky to drive to/from, so be sure to watch the weather. There are other camping spots in the Owyhee, but this is the most accessible with the best maintained road. Fires were allowed in late June, but I suspect there is a fire ban throughout July/August/September. 

First come first served. Websites mentioned that it almost never fills up except maybe during fishing season, but we arrived on a Friday in June and the campground did run out of spots by early evening. There are dispersed spots nearby, but then you would need to plan to bring a portable toilet and your own shelter. The sun was sweltering, even in June. 

There is great hiking (requires some scrambling) in the smaller gulches off Leslie Gulch with incredible views of the rock formations. Juniper Gulch is a moderate, somewhat shaded, and stunningly beautiful hike nearby. 

Rattlesnakes, ticks, and scorpions live in this area. 

There is one larger group site, but it gets the last of the evening sun and the first of the morning sun. 

These lands are fragile, so please take care of them: pack out your garbage, stay on trails, only ride dirt bikes and four wheelers on the roads.