Recreation

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C​ampgrounds are more than just a place to hang your hat for the night. They're a place to share, learn and relax with friends and family. A place where you can leave a busy week behind and settle into nature. Their rustic feel allows you to turn off and tune in to the rich forests surrounding both drive-up and walk-in sites, and the scenery reintroduces you to everything we love about Oregon.

ODF offers three types of camping opportunities: developed campgrounds,  designated dispersed sites, and dispersed camping. See the designations below for more information. Most campgrounds are first-come, first serve however group campsites require a reservation. To reserve group campsite visit the Group Campsite Reservation​ page.​ (Please note, no further reservations are being taken for the 2017 camping season.  Reservations for the 2018 camping season will open in January 2018.)

For more specific information about recreation on the Tillamook State Forest, visit the Tillamook State Forest blog.

Camping information

​As general rules:

  • Don't camp within 25 feet of a river or stream.

  • Check open fire restrictions​ during fire season.

  • Don't clear your own campsite or disrupt the natural environment.

  • Take all garbage with you when there are no garbage recepticles.

  • Don't deposit human waste within 100 feet of any campsite, trail or water body.

  • No fireworks.

  • Animals must be on 6 foot leash at all times and animal waste must be disposed of properly.

  • Limit of 8 people and 2 vehicles per campsite​ (except in designated group campsites).

​See OAR 629, Division 25​ for a complete list of rules and regulations affecting camping on Oregon State Forests.​​​

Camping in Fee Campgrounds

ODF offers several developed campgrounds in Northwest Oregon. These campgrounds offer amentities like picnic tables, toilets, potable water, and fire rings, and charge a fee for staying overnight.

2017 Campground Dates.pdf

2016 FeeIncreaseandRuleChanges.pdf


Camping in Designated Campsites

Designated campsites are those that are signed and numbered and have been improved by installing a metal fire grate. Unless prohibited by the Forester due to fire danger, campfires are permitted in these areas during fire season. Campers are required to completely extinguish all campfires before leaving the site. Never leave a campfire unattended.​ 


Dispersed camping

Dispersed camping is allowed in Oregon State Forests year round. There are no fee or permit requirements. Campers are required to adhere to ODF regulations regarding placement of campsites, campfires, sanitation, and stay limits. Campfires and charcoal barbeques are not allowed in dispersed campsites during the Regulated Use portion of fire season.  There are no maps for dispersed campsites.

 

See the map below for a list of all fee campgrounds and designated  campsites.​​​​​​

 

​​Find a campground

Click on an icon below to see campground information.

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