travel oregon, sightseeing, hiking, camping on Quartzville Creek, a wild and scenic river, tributary to the santiam river; accessed on the quartzville creek back country scenic byway, in the cascade mountains of oregon.

Quartzville Creek,
a wild and scenic river

The Quartzville Creek Backcountry Byway

So close to the Willamette Valley and accessible to many; still this route can be leisurely. None of the rush of having someone driving on your tail when you're wanting to look around. Take your time. There are many vistas. Not the least being panoramic views of mountains as you're nearing the Santiam Pass, Oregon Hwy 22. By then you've left Quartzville Creek Scenic Byway behind, and you're in National Forest land, the Willamette National Forest. Expect to be dazzled the entire route.

As state earlier, gold panning is always an option. Contact the Salem District Office of the BLM, 503-375-5646, for Information and Permits.

Willamette National Forest, Sweet Home Ranger District: 541-367-5168.

Hiking Trails accessible on the Over the River and through the Woods Scenic Byway if you care to check them out. Forest Service Campgrounds: Just a few forest service campgrounds on the south Santiam.

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, 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.

The Gentle Ripple of Summer's Flow on the South Santiam River in Oregon

travel oregon on the over the river and through the woods scenic byway, the south fork of the santiam river in the cascade mountains of oregon, connect with the quartzville creek back country byway, i.e., quartzville creek: a wild and scenic river, enjoy old growth forests, fields of wildflowers, photographing, enjoy the willamette national forest in oregon.

Forward ~ And Quartzville Creek continues to delight ...

Back ~ Foster Lake Reservoir on the South Santiam River

USFS: The Willamette National Forest in Oregon.

Travel Directions to the Quartzville Creek Backcountry Byway.

Travel Oregon and enjoy spectacular sightseeing, as well as, Campgrounds and Hiking Trails in the Willamette National Forest: on the Over the River and through the Woods Scenic Byway: Directions to and Descriptions of hiking Trails in Oregon on the south Santiam River and Campgrounds in Oregon on the south Santiam River.

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

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

Travel on the West Cascades National Scenic Byway to Gathering Light: Travel Directions, Map & Scenery & the Willamette Pass, Hwy 58: Travel Directions, Map & Scenery. Over the River & through the Woods Scenic Byway: Sites.

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

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

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

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The Elfin "Tree House" at the retreat, pictured to the right.

Contact Brad at Gathering Light ... a retreat.