Succor Creek
State Natural Area

Near Ontario, Oregon, United States

Park Overview

Succor Creek State Natural Area lies in a deep, rocky canyon and is a remote haven for rock hounds and wildlife watchers. Limited souvenir collecting by rock hounds is permitted in the park.  A rough 15 mile dirt road leads from Oregon 201 to the park, which has  primitive camping and day-use areas along both side of the creek.   No water is available.

The Succor Creek Bridge is open to vehicles for access to the campsites on the east side of the creek (right/south of the bridge).  The road to the left/north of the bridge is not safe for vehicular travel.


There are no pay phones or cell phone services at the Park.  Staff and Staff Volunteers are not stationed at this site.  This is a remote recreational experience, please prepare accordingly.

Year-round camping (first-come, first-served)

  • Four primitive sites on the west side of the creek
  • 14 primitive campsites on the east side of the creek
  • Vault toilet
  • No water available
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Amenities & Features


The land was obtained between 1966 and 1969 by a grant from the U. S. Government (Bureau of Land Management), and by purchase and litigation with private owners. The name Succor Creek is said to refer to early travelers in the Snake River Basin who, having been saved by the creek's fresh water, applied the name as a corruption of the Spanish word socorro, meaning help or aid.

Brochures and Maps

mdi-file-pdf-box Succor Creek & Lake Owyhee campground brochure and map