Recreation

Please use the Oregon Department of Transportation's TripCheck website​ for information on major roads.  

 

State forests are working forests, full of activity and traffic related to land management and recreation which keeps forest roads busy. Follow these tips for travelling safely in all state forests: 

 

 

 

 

 
  • Know Before You Go: Check the website road report or contact a district office when you are planning your trip so that you have the most current information.
  • Slow Down: Forest roads are often gravel and require a different type of driving skillset than paved roads. Cars, trucks, ATVs, and motorcycles all handle differently on forest roads, so driving at speeds lower than 25 miles per hour is recommended. 
  • Keep to the Right: Forest roads are narrower than typical two-lane paved roads. Drive with caution and stay to the right anticipating oncoming traffic such as log trucks, gravel trucks, heavy equipment, and other vehicles.
 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

​​​Road reports

​Road Name ​Status ​Comments
Cochran Road​ ​Road Improvements - Expect Delays

​Starting 08.21.2017, a road improvement project will be taking place on Cochran Road to resurface and improve drainage on this travel route.  This project work will be ongoing for several months.

Work will take place Monday - Friday. Flaggers will direct traffic to maintain one lane of access for most of the project work.  Culvert installation will require complete closure of the road and delays of up to 45 minutes.

2017_CochranRoadConstruction.pdf2017_CochranRoadConstruction.pdf

​Beaver Dam Road ​Paving Project - Expect Delays
Many of you have commented over the past few months about the rough entry on the patch of pavement as you turn south onto Beaver Dam Road when you leave Highway 6 at milepost 33. (See map below.We are delighted to let you know that the asphalt will be patched in a multi-phase project over the next few weeks. 

While the goal is for the road to remai
n open during the work, there may be temporary closures or delays that impact traffic.

Here's the timeline for the work:
Monday, August 7:   Asphalt cutting.  No delays, half the road will be blocked at a time.  
 
 
Tuesday, August 8 -  Thursday, August 10:   2-3 days of excavation and fill work.  The work will be done to half the road at a time so vehicles may still pass.  There still might be very short delays when moving equipment or dumping rock.  The plan is to do the portions that may impact traffic first thing Tuesday morning. 
Tuesday, August 15 – ODOT will pave starting first thing in the morning and should only take about 4 hours.  Vehicles may experience short delays.   
Ben Smith Road​ ​Temporary Closure ​Closed at the 1 mile on Thursday, July 27 for plate-arch pipe placement. BenSmithClosure.pdf
Beaver Creek Road​ ​Closure ​Beaver Creek Road (Aldercrest/Top of the World) is closed at milepost 1.5 due to a slide.
​Gilmore Road ​Closed ​Gilmore Road is closed due to active logging operations. A gate has been installed at Gilmore Road and West Fork of the North Fork Road.
BSM Road ​Partial Closure Portions of BSM Road (South Fork Trask) are being temporarily closed to  public use Monday to Friday due to heavy logging and road surfacing activity. BSM_Road_Temporary_Road_Closure.pdfBSM_Road_Temporary_Road_Closure.pdf
​Cook Creek ​Multilpe Closures ​Closed at milepost 4.  The road is impassible.
Cook Creek Rd. also closed at Hoevet Creek at the 9.5 mile.
​Miami Forest Road ​Closed ​Closed due to storm damage at intersection of Miami Foley Rd. and Miami Forest Rd. Alternate access via FB3 or Foley Creek Rd.
​West Fork Road ​Closed ​Closed due to storm damage at West Fork Wilson Bridge.
​Buick Canyon Road Closed ​Closed due to storm damage.

​Road Name

​Status ​Comments
Shingle Mill ​Closed ​Closed to Public from the 4.5 mile to the 6 mile marker
​Road Name ​Status ​Comments
​No road closures at this time.
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​​Tillamook State Forest, Highway 6 Traffic Cam at Lees Camp.​