Quartzville Back Country Byway

Enjoy a day of hiking and exploring along the BLM's Quartzville Back Country Byway, or spend the day fishing, swimming, and gold panning on the serene Quartzville River. Spend a relaxing night of camping among some of the largest trees in Oregon at the BLM's Yellowbottom Recreation Site. Yellowbottom offers overnight camping with a camp host, potable water, river access, hiking trails, vault toilets, garbage service, and a day-use area with 5 picnic sites.

Know Before You Go:

  • Recreational mining is allowed along the BLM portion of the Quartzville Back Country Byway.
  • Camping is limited to designated campsites. It is available on a first-come, first-serve basis.
  • Fires are limited to the steel fire rings or grills provided. Firewood collection is NOT allowed at developed campgrounds.
  • Pack it in; pack it out at non-developed campsites.

Point of Interest:

Old Miner's Meadow offers a large 2 acre gated group reservation camping area. Old Miner's Meadow is located on a unique stretch of the River.

Quartzville Recreation Corridor and Back Country Byway Brochure

Adventure is at Your Fingertips


Geographic Coordinates

44.548635, -122.4296


From Sweet Home: Drive east 5 miles on US-20 E/Main St toward 22nd Ave. Turn left on to Quartzville Road, continue on Quartzville Road for 18 miles.
From Sisters: Drive west 26 miles on US-20 W/W Cascade Ave., continue on US-20 W for another 42 miles. Turn right on Quartzville Road; continue on Quartzville Road for 18 miles.