Class IV Quartzville Creek, OR

Quartzville Creek Wild and Scenic River (Willamette National Forest boundary to slack water of Green Peter Reservoir)

Quartzville Creek begins in the Cascade Mountain Range of Oregon. The 12-mile (19.3 km) section that was designated in 1988 flows into Green Peter Reservoir near the town of Sweethome. Classified as a recreational section of river, 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 (1863-1892).


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.


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Quartzville Creek - BLM Creek

Section Details

Trip Length Full Day, 12.0 Miles
Fishing Yes
Permit No
Manager Bureau of Land Management, Northwest Oregon District
Wild & Scenic Yes
Water Trail No
Partner Information
Description American Whitewater