Quartzville Back Country Byway

Bureau of Land Management, Oregon.

In keeping public safety as the highest priority, BLM lands along the Quartzville Creek Backcountry Byway are CLOSED for the next few weeks due to the Bruler Fire.

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:

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

Nearby Activities


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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