Mineral Camp is a small campground situated along Sharps Creek, surrounded stand of Douglas fir. It's at the base of the historic Hardscrabble Grade. Mineral Camp was once a stopover place for miners before starting up the long steep grade to the Bohemia Mining District.
3 campsites with picnic tables and fire pits Vault toilet No garbage disposal - Please pack it out No drinking water Map of Mineral Camp Campground (482 KB PDF)
This is a very small remote campground past Dorena lake near Bohemia mountain. There are only 3 spots at this free of charge campground. If you can luck out, or go in the off season, this is a nice far out spot, off the beaten path to just relax by the 'Sharp's creek'. It is watched over by the local mining authority as it is located nearby many open mining claims. That being said, there are no camp hosts or water bibs, but there is a pit toilet, as well as fire rings and picnic tables in the sites . There are no stores or gas stations past Cottage Grove, so get your supplies before leaving town.
I liked how this place is small and more primitive than others, while still being a legit campground.
There are a few nearby hikes including the spectacular Trestle creek falls and Bohemia mountain, but you have to double back and up Bryce creek rd to find them, unless you have 4wd.