Yellowbottom Recreation Site

Quartzville Creek Wild and Scenic River

Yellowbottom will be closed to all access for the foreseeable future. As BLM recreation staff has inspected the campground ahead of its spring opening, they have found several potential safety hazards. BLM regrets to have to cancel all reservations for 2023, but the safety of our visitors is a top priority for us. While this is the only reservable BLM campground, Old Miner's Meadow (group campsite) may have sporadic availability and there are a few campgrounds located on the Willamette National Forest and Linn County in the vicinity. The BLM is unaware of the actual availability of sites at these campgrounds.

Reserve a site at Yellowbottom on or pay when you arrive for non-reserved campsites using the Mobile App . You must download before you reach the site since there is no cell reception in the drainage. 

Spend a relaxing night of camping among some of the largest trees in Oregon at the BLM's Yellowbottom Recreation Site.

This small campground contains campsites to accommodate single campsites for tents or small trailers. Not recommended for large RVs or trailers due to the one lane site road and tight turning radius.

Need to Know

Natural Features

Yellowbottom offers a beautiful swimming hole and a one-mile trail that will lead to old-growth trees. Discover a landscape of old-growth and maturing forests, accented by rock outcropping, wildflowers and vivid fall colors.

Nearby Attractions

Multiple Forest Service trails into the Middle Santiam Wilderness

Drive the Quartzville National Back Country Byway, past the emerald depths of Green Peter Reservoir and along the meandering waters of the Wild and Scenic Quartzville Creek. Enjoy a day of hiking and exploring, or spend the day fishing, swimming, and gold panning on the serene Quartzville River.


Yellowbottom offers a one-mile hiking trail, access to Quartzville Creek Wild and Scenic River, and a take off point to explore nearby recreation trails.

Changes & Cancellations

Standard fees apply and are non-refundable.

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Contact Information


Bureau of Land Management Northwest Oregon District-Attn: Recreation Operations 1717 Fabry Rd SE Salem OR 97306

Phone Number

For campground inquiries, please call: 503-375-5646

Rental Options

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Driving 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. 

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.

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