Mineral Camp Campground


Mineral Camp is a small campground situated along Sharps Creek at the base of the historic Hardscrabble Grade. Mineral Camp was once a stopover place for miners before starting up the long steep grade to the Bohemia Mining Area.


  • 3 campsites with picnic tables and fire pits
  • Vault toilet
  • No garbage disposal - Please pack it out
  • No drinking water

Map of Mineral Camp Campground (482 KB PDF)

At a Glance

Current Conditions: 01/20/2015: Reduced services for Winter.
Reservations: First come, first served
Fees No
Open Season: March 15
Usage: Light
Busiest Season: Heavy use during weekends and holidays
  • Quiet hours between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m.
  • Campfires in developed fire pits only  
  • Fireworks are prohibited
  • Dogs must be on leash 
  • OHV/ATV use prohibited in the campground
  • Maximum length of stay: 14 days
Closest Towns: Cottage Grove, OR
Operated By: Forest Service

General Information


From Cottage Grove, OR take Exit #174 on Interstate 5, take Row River Road #2400 east 13 miles to Sharps Creek Road #2460. Turn right on road #2460 driving south for ten miles. Turn left (east) continuing on the gravel portion of Sharps Creek Road #2460 for another 2 miles. Mineral Camp is located on the south side of road #2460.

General Notes:
  • No campground host


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Picnicking, camping, and hiking

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1,800 feet