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.

... and the river flows on ...
the South Santiam River

Travel Oregon
... on the Over the River & through the Woods Scenic Byway

This photograph was taken in latter June. I tell you this to give you somewhat of an idea of how it might look later in the year as well as earlier.

Forward ~ ... and the storm abates, leaving the rainbow to illuminate Smith Rock.

Back ~ Foster Lake, make your decision here. Cross the river to take the Quartzville Creek Backcountry Scenic Byway, or continue on the Over the River and through the Woods Scenic Byway to follow the south Santiam River.

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

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.

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.

Want to try a side trip off of the Over the River and through the Woods Scenic Byway: Travel Directions to the Quartzville Creek Backcountry Byway?

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.

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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Wood River Wetlands, one of the many birding trails near the retreat pictured above.

Contact Brad at Gathering Light ... a retreat.