Foster Lake
on the Over the River & through
the Woods Scenic Byway

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Foster Lake Reservoir, located on the south Santiam River, viewed as we crossed over to connect with the Quartzville Road Back Country Byway.

Travel Scenic Byways in Oregon. Enjoy sightseeing, expansive vistas, great hiking trails in our national forests and/or our wilderness areas. Swim in the crisp, vibrant waters of mountain lakes while camping alongside.

Travel Oregon, but protect our National Forests and Wilderness Areas. Leave NO Trace when hiking, camping or otherwise enjoying nature. Check with the US Forest Service on fire danger, roads and other conditions in our national forests before setting out on your journey.

 
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This tour section is laid out as a loop. Beginning at Foster Lake, cross the river at the dam, turn right and travel along the Quartzville Creek Backcountry Scenic Byway, connecting with Oregon Hwy 22, south of Marion Forks, from there turn right, follow Hwy 22 to the turn for Oregon Hwy 20, otherwise known as the Over the River and through the Woods Scenic Byway. Turn west on Hwy 20, and follow the scenic byway. It's been three years since we took these pictures, but I've laid them out to the best of my memory. If you take this journey as laid out here, I hope you enjoy it as much as we did. Don't forget, if you choose you can stop and enjoy a variety of hiking trails - whatever takes your fancy.

If you want merely to stay on the Over the River and through the Woods Scenic Byway, click back on each page to move east on the scenic byway.

Forward at the beginning
~ Quartzville Creek, a wild and scenic river

Forward on the return journey or Back on the beginning of
the journey ~ The south Santiam River flowing in the
sunset, west of the Foster Lake Reservoir.

Back on return journey
~ Trout Creek Trailhead on the south Santiam River on the Over the River and through the Woods Scenic Byway in the Cascade Mountains of Oregon.

USFS: The Willamette National Forest on the South Santiam River: Menagerie Wilderness, Middle Santiam Wilderness and the Mt Washington Wilderness areas in Oregon.

Hiking Trails accessible on the Over the River and through the Woods Scenic Byway if you care to check them out. The South Santiam Travel Corridor in the Willamette National Forest of Oregon: USFS: The Willamette National Forest.

Travel directions to the Over the River and through the Woods Scenic Byway from I - 5, as well as, information about hiking on the Old Wagon Road in the Cascade Mountains of Oregon.

Travel Oregon and northern California while staying at Gathering Light ... a retreat
near Crater Lake National Park in southern Oregon.

Travel Oregon on the Over the River and through the Woods Scenic Byway to Gathering Light: Travel Directions, Map and Scenery: McKenzie Scenic Byway: Sites; Over the River and through the Woods Scenic Byway: Sites.

Directions to and Day Trips of about 100 miles from the retreat.

Travel Oregon sightseeing; find Scenic Places near Crater Lake and the retreat: hiking & birding trails, wildlife viewing, wetlands, wildlife refuges, river gorges, mountains, wilderness areas and more: Travel Directions Map and Scenery.

Cabins in the forest on the river at gathering light ... a retreat located in southern oregon near crater lake national park. travel to gathering light ... a retreat in southern oregon on scenic byways, along wild and scenic rivers, through our national forests and in the cascade mountains of oregon.

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Wildflowers blooming in the backyard of cabin 2 at the retreat pictured above.

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