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Upcoming Events

It may be winter in the Owyhee, but our 2020 events are ready to go.  Join our mailing list to receive our quarterly newsletter, first chance at trip registration, and hear about last minute Owyhee related events!

2018 Succor Creek Geology-Randy Aarestad

Succor Creek Geology

March 13-15

Led by local geologist Sammy Castonguay, the 5th annual Succor Creek Weekend focuses on the geologic history of Succor Creek. You'll get hands on rock identification during a couple spectacular spring hikes over the course of the weeknd. 


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North Fork Owyhee

June 5-7

Explore the Outstandingly Remarkable Values that the North Fork Owyhee Wild & Scenic river has to offer on this self-supported 3 day, 2-night car camping trip to the Three Forks camp area.


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Three Forks / West Little Owyhee

October 16-18

Celebrate the Wild & Scenic River Designation of the Owyhee River in Oregon (October 19, 1984). We'll hike around the confluence of the West Little Owyhee River and Antelope Creek. Register

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Field Science Camp

(High School Age Students)

March 23-27

Collecting data and connecting with iconic Owyhee places. We will spend part of each day doing a science data collection project (measuring sedimentary section, weathering features, and sampling lava rock) and the rest enjoying the wild!

  Apply Here


Cow Lakes / Dark Skies

June 19-21

The first thing to know about this unique trip is to bring your paddleboard, kayak, or canoe. Don’t forget your life jacket!

This is a self-supported 3 days, 2-night car camping/over-landing/star-gazing trip. More Information.

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Anderson Crossing

May 14-18

Anderson Crossing is one of the most remote camping locations in the Owyhee region. This is a self-supported 4 days, 3-night car camping/over-landing trip guided by long time Owyhee backcountry lovers.  

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Oregon Desert Backpack

April 9-12

Led by ODT Coordinator, Renee Patrick, and geologist, Andrea Bowen, this is a self-supported 4-day, 3-night backpack trip from Lake Owyhee, the Eastern Terminus of the Oregon Desert Trail, to Leslie Gulch.

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Batch Lake

September 11-13

Explore the Jordan Craters Region of the Owyhee on this is a self-supported 3 days, 2-night car camping/over-landing trip. 


A Look Back at Past Events

Past Event: Oregon Desert Trail Weekend

3 days, a smidge under 27 miles. From the eastern terminus of the Oregon Desert Trail to Leslie Gulch.