The Honeycombs (Oregon)

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Coordinates: 43°27′24″N 117°18′44″W / 43.45678°N 117.31236°W / 43.45678; -117.31236

The Honeycombs is a canyon containing a series of rock formations located on the eastern shore of Owyhee Lake in Malheur County, Oregon, north of Leslie Gulch. The area is administered by the Bureau of Land Management, though a nearby campground on Bensley Flat is on Bureau of Reclamation land.

Research Natural Area[edit]

The 6,143-hectare (23.72 sq mi) Honeycombs Research Natural Area is located in the around the Honeycombs. Its elevation ranges from 975 to 1,310 metres (3,199 to 4,298 ft). The main plant community is sagebrush/bunchgrass.[1]

Access[edit]

The Honeycombs are accessible by boat from Owyhee Lake. A 4WD road leads to the northeast of them along Juniper Ridge, and further access is by foot following a mustang trail along the ridge to the head of the canyon.

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