The Honeycombs are scenic geological structures in the Owyhee Watershed, Malheur County, Oregon, USA. The Honeycombs lie on the east side of the Owyhee Reservoir. They were formed by volcanic activity followed by wind and water erosion.
There is access by boat. Travel south on the Owyhee Reservoir from the boat launches near the dam or travel north from the boat launch at Leslie Gulch. Arriving at the Honeycombs, there is a ravine that rounds the south end of the formations that affords access. To explore the east side of the Honeycombs, follow the bottom of the ravine. Be careful to protect the formations, carry out your trash, and follow personal safety precautions. There is no drinking water.
There is difficult access by four wheeled drive vehicle and then by
foot from the northeast of the formation.
Wildflowers are common at certain times of the year, including linear-leafed Phacelia and purple sage. For more on regional vegetation see our vegetation database.
The land is administered by the Vale District Bureau of Land Management. No motorized vehicle traffic is allowed. The US Bureau of Reclamation land on the east side of the reservoir adjoining the Honeycombs has a campsite at the north end of Bensley Flat.
access from Owyhee Reservoir photo gallery
Honeycombs access from the northeast by foot photo gallery
Links to other information
Gulch, Oregon, Leslie
Gulch photo gallery
Map of locations of some of the scenic attractions in the vicinity of Leslie Gulch and Succor Creek
Succor Creek State Park, Oregon Succor Creek photo gallery
Owyhee Uplands, Oregon, Idaho, and Nevada Owyhee aerial photo gallery
Owyhee River, Oregon Lower Owyhee River photo gallery
Snively Hot Springs on the Lower Owyhee River photo gallery
Owyhee Dam, Oregon, photo gallery
Owyhee Reservoir, Oregon, photo gallery
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