Quartzville Back Country Byway

Quartzville Back Country Byway
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Address:

Northwest Oregon District Office 1717 Fabry Rd Salem, OR 97306

Latitude/Longitude:
-122.4296, 44.548635
Directions:

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. <br>
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.<br>

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AUTO TOURING
BIKING
BOATING
CLIMBING
CAMPING
FISHING
HIKING
PICNICKING
WILDLIFE VIEWING
DAY USE AREA
PHOTOGRAPHY
PADDLING
SWIMMING

Quartzville Back Country Byway

Yellowbottom Campground and Old Miner's Meadow Group Campsite are CLOSED for the 2020 season.

Day use is open.
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