OWSR No. 38: Quartzville Creek

Quartzville Creek

Quartzville Creek | Photo: Zach Collier

Quick Facts

  • Managing Agency: Salem District (BLM)
  • Designated Stretch: From Willamette National Forest Boundary to Green Peter Reservoir
  • Designation Length: 12 miles (12 miles Recreational)
  • Outstanding Remarkable Values: Recreation and Scenic
  • Wild and Scenic River Designation: October 28, 1988

More Information

Celebrated by Zach Collier, Howard Davidson, Courtney Donald, and Thomas Bauerschmidt Sweeney on April 12, 2018 by kayaking and rafting from Yellowbottom to Green Peter Reservoir.


Rafting on Quartzville CreekZach Collier: A few of us gathered to paddle Lower Quartzville Creek from Yellowbottom Recreation Site to Green Peter Reservoir. There's a road along this entire stretch of river so we were able to scout the rapids on the drive up to put-in.

The first 5 or so miles were generally Class II and III with some beautiful stretches of flatwater in between. We were all impressed by the clear water. After passing Dogwood Recreation Site the whitewater picked up with back to back Class IV rapids. Our trip ended with a short flatwater paddle across Green Peter Reservoir.

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