Quartzville Road Back Country Byway

Area Status: Temporarily Closed
This area is Closed
 

The Quartzville Road Back Country Byway travels through a portion of the Sweet Home Ranger District on the Willamette National Forest

  • Length: 50 miles
  • Time to Allow: 1-2 hours to drive the byway.

From the Bureau of Land Management

Meander beside the blue-green depths of the Green Peter Reservoir and the Quartzville Creek National Wild and Scenic River as you discover a pathway of old-growth forests, highlighted with a varied collection of wildflowers and startling reds and golds of autumn foliage. Paralleling the winding river of Quartzville Creek, the Quartzville Creek Back Country Byway provides glimpses of old growth forest, wildlife and opportunities to pan for gold, fish or kayak in the waters of the creek. Camp out against the protection of a rocky outcropping, filch a few sweet summer berries from the huckleberry patches that dot the roadway, or make a bundle of sweet smelling wildflowers to remind your of your trip along this scenic road.

Learn more at https://www.blm.gov/visit/quartzville-back-country-byway.

At a Glance

Closest Towns: Sweet Home, OR
Information Center: Sweet Home Ranger District
4431 Highway 20
Sweet Home, OR 97386
541-367-5168

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