Target shooting is a recreational activity enjoyed by many Oregonian. While shooting activity is permitted on state forestlands, ODF does not maintain any designated shooting areas.
Please select your shooting area with care and follow state regulations, which are enforced by local law enforcement. Target shooters are also encouraged to reduce the risk of wildfire, by only shooting into a backstop of mineral soil and having the required fire extinguisher (or shovel and water) ready at hand. After shooting, be sure to check the target area for any signs of fire.
For more specific information about recreation on the Tillamook State Forest, visit the Tillamook State Forest blog.
July 24, 2017 the Beaver Dam Rock Pit (aka the Browns Camp Shooting Pit) in the Tillamook State Forest is CLOSED to
all public use weekdays (5:00 AM Monday - 6:00 PM Friday) until further notice
for an industrial rock hauling operation. The rock pit will be open
weekends for public use (Friday after 6:00 PM, Saturday and Sunday).
Targets must be either commercially manufactured or home manufactured paper targets.
A solid backstop such as an earth embankment is required.
Shooting at garbage and glass is prohibited.
Target shooting is prohibited between dusk and dawn.
Exploding targets such as tannerite are prohibited.
You are responsible for removing all of your targets, shells and related debris.
|Beaver Dam/Browns Camp Rock Pit
Please note - the pit may be closed at any time by forestry staff or industrial operators for gravel loading and hauling.