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Astoria District



Astoria Contact Information
Oregon Department of Forestry
92219 Highway 202 * Astoria, OR  97103-8531
Phone:(503) 325-5451
FAX:(503) 325-2756
Contact Information:
Name Title Phone
Dan Goody District Forester (503) 325-5451
Ron Zilli Assistant District Forester  
(503) 325-5451
Neal Bond Protection Unit Forester
(503) 325-5451
Lisa Sprague Office Manager (503) 325-5451
Billy Harris Website Administrator (503) 325-5451

About the District
Astoria District 2014 Annual Report Forest Stewardship Through Shared Leadership 
Astoria District Office circa 1971
​Astoria District Office 2013


Woodcutting Information
24 Hour Information Line - (503) 325-7215 (Option 2)

Permits are sold Monday through Friday
Vehicle license numbers are required
$20 in cash for 2 cords of wood
Permits are limited to 5 per household per calendar year

Please Click Here for more information and Firewood Area Maps
Burn Permits
The Astoria District is currently out of fire season and burn permits are not required. 
For recorded information about fire season requirements, call (503) 325-7215.
To request a burning permit or obtain additional information, please call the
Astoria District office at (503) 325-5451 during business hours. 
To visit the Astoria District website for online information on smoke and burn information, please click here.






ELK Concentrations​

Please click image below for Maps of Areas

The Astoria District Demostration Forest​ and Wellness Trail is improved and open to the public.

Please Click on Image below for a Map of the Trail.





 Northrup Creek Horse Trail
The Northrup Creek Horse Trail is now open but horse riders are advised to use extreme caution due to saturated soil conditions.

For more information, contact Ty Williams, Jewell Unit Forester, at 503-325-5451.

Campground Notices:
Henry Rierson Spruce Run Park.
Open and all facilities available, Camp Host on site May 14th.
Northrup Creek Horse Camp.
Open and all facilities available, Camp Host on site May 15th..
Beaver Eddy
Open entire year but no amenities
Gnat Creek
Open and all facilities available.

Two camping areas in the Nicolai Mtn. OHV Riding Area have been recently improved.  The campsites are located on Plympton Ridge Road and Kerry Road.  Both locations have two campsites.  Each campsite has a fire ring, picnic table, and rocked parking area.  Enjoy a unique, secluded camping experience with direct access to the Nicolai Mountain OHV Riding Area.  Special thanks to South Fork Forest Camp, Road Crew, and OHV Crew for improving these sites.


Kerry Road Campsite

Plympton Ridge Road Campsite




To view the Clatsop State Forest Brochure (in PDF format))

To view the Off Highway Vehicle Trail Guide (in PDF format)

For more information on Recreation opportunities on the
 Clatsop State Forest,  please click here.
 Or you may contact:  Ty Williams
Jewell Unit Forester
(503) 325-5451
Protection from Fire


The Astoria District is currently out of  fire season.

 For recorded information about fire season requirements, call (503) 325-7215.
To obtain additional information, please call the Astoria District office at
( 503) 325-5451 during business hours. 
To visit the Astoria District website for online information on the
Protection from Fire Program for the Astoria District, please click here.

 You may also contact: Neal Bond
Protection Unit Forester
 (503) 325-5451
Dave Horning
Protection Supervisor
 (503) 325-5451
Private Forests




For assistance North of Hwy 26 in Clatsop County please contact:

Ashley Lertora
Stewardship Forester
(503) 325-5451


For assistance South of Hwy 26 to Hwy 6 please contact:

Jasen McCoy      Stewardship Forester
(503) 325-5451

 Unit Manager 

Neal Bond
Protection Unit Forester
State Forests Management

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Ty Williams
Jewell Unit Forester
(503) 325-5451

 John Tillotson
Sunset Unit Forester


Charley Moyer
Reforestation Unit Forester
(503) 325-5451

News Releases



  Oregon Department of Forestry announces firewood permit changes


Beginning February 1, the manner in which firewood permits are issued by the Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF) Astoria District Office will change. The new program will allow for permits to be issued geographically by management basin instead of timber sale area as was done in the past.
There are 15 different management basins in ODF’s Astoria District, ranging in size from 4,265 to 18,832 acres. Most are located in the eastern portion of Clatsop County. Firewood cutting will be allowed on downed wood that is within 50 feet of a surfaced road. Certain areas within each basin will be excluded from firewood cutting. Some examples of excluded areas are: sold timber sales, recreation sites, planned timber sale operations, ecologically sensitive areas, and Oregon Department of Transportation rights-of-way.
As has always been the case, ODF does not guarantee the quality or availability of wood in the permit areas and no refunds will be issued. Areas that have a concentration of material suitable for firewood will be identified on the basin maps. Those interested in obtaining a permit are encouraged to visit the ODF – Astoria District’s web page, www.oregon.gov/ODF/pages/field/astoria/aboutastoria.aspx, to view management basin maps and to familiarize themselves with areas they are interested in obtaining a firewood permit within. Prospective firewood cutters may also call the district’s Woodcutting Hotline (503-325-7215) for information.
Signs will be posted in the field identifying areas that are closed to firewood cutting. However, the public is cautioned that the signs are only for guidance, since signs may be torn down or damaged and not replaced in a timely manner. It is the responsibility of the permit holder to determine if s/he is in an area available for firewood cutting as shown on the permit map. Detailed forest road maps are available at the district office for $6. The double-sided map covers Clatsop County and portions of Columbia, Tillamook, Washington and Yamhill counties.
Permits will be sold during business hours, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Permits will not be sold during fire season, which generally runs from July 1 through October 1. There is a limit of five permits per individual and household per year. There will not be a limit on the number of permits sold in each management basin. Firewood permits cost $20 and are good for two cords of wood or three weeks, whichever comes first. Permits may be purchased at the Astoria District Office, 92219 Highway 202, in Astoria, which is located next to the Clatsop County Fairgrounds. All permit sales are cash only. No checks or credit cards are accepted.

The Northwest Area Protection Map has been updated as of May 2012 and can be purchased at the Astoria District Office. The maps are $6.00 each.


Clatsop Recreation Advisory Committee



For more information about the Recreation Advisory Committee please click the links below.


Clatsop RAC Application RAC Roles and Guidelines