Yellowbottom Recreation Site

The Yellowbottom Recreation Site location is in Salem, Oregon
97306. This page provides detailed contact information for this campground location including the campground phone number, office hours, reservation information and driving directions.

If you have any questions about the Yellowbottom Recreation Site facility, or if you need to reserve a campsite, then call the campground listed below.

Bureau Of Land Management
Northwest Oregon District-Attn: Recreation Operations

Phone number


Campground information Salem, Oregon


Camping is OPEN!

Reserve a site at Yellowbottom on or pay when you arrive for non-reserved campsites using the Mobile App . You must download before you reach the site since there is no cell reception in the drainage. 

Spend a relaxing night of camping among some of the largest trees in Oregon at the BLM’s Yellowbottom Recreation Site.


Yellowbottom offers a one-mile hiking trail, access to Quartzville Creek Wild and Scenic River, and a take off point to explore nearby recreation trails.


This small campground contains campsites to accommodate single campsites for tents or small trailers. Not recommended for large RVs or trailers due to the one lane site road and tight turning radius.

Natural Features

Yellowbottom offers a beautiful swimming hole and a one-mile trail that will lead to old-growth trees. Discover a landscape of old-growth and maturing forests, accented by rock outcropping, wildflowers and vivid fall colors.

Nearby Attractions

Multiple Forest Service trails into the Middle Santiam Wilderness

Drive the Quartzville National Back Country Byway, past the emerald depths of Green Peter Reservoir and along the meandering waters of the Wild and Scenic Quartzville Creek. Enjoy a day of hiking and exploring, or spend the day fishing, swimming, and gold panning on the serene Quartzville River.

Charges & Cancellations

Standard fees apply and are non-refundable.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Bureau Of Land Management Salem, OR

How do I make a reservation with Yellowbottom Recreation Site?

To make reservations at Yellowbottom Recreation Site, you can call the office at 503-375-5646.

Campsite fee includes one vehicle per site. Extra camping vehicle fee of $5 each is collected at the site. Cash or check made out to Bureau of Land Management is accepted. Fee envelope receipt stub must be displayed on the dash.

Where is Yellowbottom Recreation Site located?

The Yellowbottom Recreation Site is located at Bureau Of Land Management Northwest Oregon District-Attn: Recreation Operations in Salem,
. This is the location you will need to go to for camping and information.

Does Yellowbottom Recreation Site have tent or RV camping?

Yellowbottom Recreation Site offers both tent and RV camping, but to confirm you will need to call the office at 503-375-5646 to make sure things haven’t changed.

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