Mineral Camp Campground

Area Status: Open

Mineral Camp is a small campground situated along Sharps Creek, surrounded stand of Douglas fir. Located at the base of the historic Hardscrabble Grade, Mineral Camp was once a stopover place for miners before they started up the long steep grade to the Bohemia Mining District.


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

View a map of Mineral Camp Campground here.

The image shows a campsite in the forest.


At a Glance

Reservations: First come, first served
Fees: No
Open Season: Open year-round
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
Water: No
Restroom: Vault Toilet
Operated By: Forest Service

General Information


From Cottage Grove, OR, travel east on Row River Road 2400 for 15 miles to Sharps Creek Road 2460. Turn right on Sharps Creek Road 2460 and continue for 10 miles. Turn left and continue onto the gravel portion of Sharps Creek Road 2460 for 2 miles. Mineral Camp is located on the right side of the road.

General Notes:
  • No campground host

Recreation Map

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Campground Camping

Picnicking, camping, and hiking opportunities are all available nearby.

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities


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1,800 feet