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Tillamook Forest Center Goes to summer hours, now open seven days a week
05/23/2008
Summer hours at the Tillamook Forest Center will start Memorial Day weekend.
 
Beginning Friday, May 23, the center will be open to visitors seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Tillamook Forest Center is about an hour's drive west of downtown Portland along the Wilson River Highway (Highway 6 at mile post 22) in the heart of the Tillamook State Forest.
 
Admission is free.
 
(Please note the center will be closed June 17 while utility workers replace a nearby power pole.)
 
The center showcases the legacy of the historic Tillamook Burn and the public spirit behind a monumental reforestation effort. The Tillamook State Forest is managed by the Oregon Department of Forestry to produce timber revenue for counties, recreational opportunities and wildlife habitat.
 
Through innovative programs and hands-on exhibits, visitors can gain a greater understanding about what a forest is and how it works, and how people have shaped, and in turn been shaped by the Tillamook Forest. Outside there are trails, a suspension bridge across the Wilson River and a 40-foot tall functional fire lookout tower that offers a unique view of the area and the surrounding forest canopy.
 
For more information, call toll fee 1-866-930-4646 or visit the center's Web site at: www.tillamookforestcenter.org.