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 Miners Meadow is located approximately 25 miles up the road on the right, about one mile past Yellowbottom Recreation Site.
AUTO TOURING, CAMPING, FISHING, PICNICKING, DAY USE AREA, PHOTOGRAPHY, PADDLING, SWIMMING
More Oregon Recreation Areas | Flickr Album of the Quartzville Creek Wild and Scenic River | The Quartzville National Back Country Byway | Quartzville Creek Wild and Scenic River at rivers.gov | Reserve Old Miner’s Meadow Group-Use Area | Quartzville Creek Wild and Scenic River on YouTube
Tranquility and water both flow in the wild and scenic Quartzville Creek, where one may hike, camp, fish or simply gaze into the mesmerizing, cascading waters. Quartzville Creek is named for the gemstone that has been mined in the area and a ghost town that was once the center of two brief gold mining efforts in the late 1800s.
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:
The Quartzville Back Country Byway parallels the winding river, offering views of old-growth forests and wildlife, and provides easy access to developed and undeveloped picnic and camping sites.