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.
Campfires? Please see here for current campfire restrictions: Fire Closures and Restrictions. Typically, campfires are limited to the steel fire rings or BBQ grills provided within the recreation site. No building rock campfire rings.
Caution: Log trucks may be encountered throughout the year. And the Byway is open year-round but may become hazardous due to snow and ice.
The site is remote, there is no cell service or electrical connections. Sites are small and may have limitations.
Pets are allowed but must be leashed (max. 6 feet). Please dispose all pet waste in trash receptacles.
Quiet hours are from 10:00 pm to 7:00 am.
Recreational mining and rock hounding are allowed along Quartzville Creek between Rocky Top Bridge and Galena Creek. Recreational mining guidelines are available from the BLM, Northwest Oregon District Office.
A fee of $5 for extra vehicles will be collected at the facility through the on site fee station. Cash or check made payable to BLM is accepted. Place fee in the yellow fee envelope. Keep the receipt tab to display on your vehicle dash or campsite post.
No ATVs or ORVs allowed within the recreation site.
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.
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.
Standard fees apply and are non-refundable.
Visit https://www.recreation.gov/rules-reservation-policies for more information.
Bureau of Land Management Northwest Oregon District-Attn: Recreation Operations 1717 Fabry Rd SE Salem OR 97306
For campground inquiries, please call: 503-375-5646
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.