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OLD MINERS MEADOW GROUP USE, OR
part ofFishermen's Bend Recreation Area, Bureau of Land Management
Status: Closed through Thu May 22 2014 Season Dates
OverviewOld Miner's Meadow is a two-acre, fenced-in group use area, located in an open meadow surrounded by forests along the Quartzville Creek National Wild and Scenic River and upstream from the Green Peter Reservoir. It is available by reservation only.
The area is popular for gold panning, fishing, scenic touring and kayaking. Weekends tend to be busy, so campers should book early.
Summer weather is comfortable, but can be cool. Visitors should come prepared for lower temperatures at night.
The section of Quartzville Creek adjacent to the campground is registered as a National Wild and Scenic River for its recreation and resource opportunities. The nearby Green Peter Reservoir has emerald-colored waters, mountain views and plenty of space for water activities.
The creek is popular for gold panning and kayaking, while the reservoir offers great fishing, swimming, sailing and water skiing. Within a short drive along the creek, campers can find deep pools, waterfalls and swimming areas. Visitors can also drive the Quartzville National Back Country Byway, which meanders along the creek, two lakes and scenic mountain views. There are hiking trails in the nearby national forests.
This facility consists of one large group area with no designated campsites. Site amenities include picnic tables, individual campfire rings, a group campfire ring and grill, trash collection, vault toilets and horseshoe pits.
Campers can visit the East Linn Museum in the town of Sweet Home to learn about the history of the area. The campground is also adjacent to the Willamette National Forest, which stretches for 110 miles along the western slopes of the Cascade Range in western Oregon.
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Getting There:GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
From Sweet Home, Oregon go east on U.S. Highway 20. Approximately one mile out of town turn left on the Quartzville Access Road heading towards Green Peter Reservoir and Quartzville Creek. Old Miner's Meadow is located approximately 25 miles up the road on the right, about one mile past Yellowbottom Recreation Site.
Mailing Address:OLD MINERS MEADOW GROUP USE
P. O. BOX 785
MILL CITY OR 97360
Phone Number:Information: (503)897-2406