Bicycling through the Tillamook State Forest
Visitors to State Forests can enjoy hiking, camping, fishing, hunting and picnicking. And there are trails for horseback riding, mountain biking and off-highway motorized vehicles. Check the map for recreation opportunities near you.
The following State Forests have recreation information:
Tillamook State Forest
Clatsop State Forest
Santiam State Forest
Recreational activities in state forests are increasingly valued. To meet these needs, the Oregon Department of Forestry has developed long-range recreation plans for the following three state forests.
Stand-alone recreation plans have been developed for the Santiam and Tillamook State Forests; the Clatsop State Forest incorporated a recreation plan into the 2011 Implementation Plan for the forest.
2011 Clatsop State Forest implementation plan [PDF 20 Mb]
Santiam State Forest Recreation Plan, 2000 [PDF; 588 KB]
Tillamook State Forest Recreation Plan, 2000 [PDF; 1.63 MB]
In 2007, ODF commissioned David Reed & Associates (DRA) to conduct a second-party assessment of the State Forest recreation program patterned after the Forest Management Plan assessment conducted by Strategic Resource Systems in 2006. ODF staff requested this second-party assessment to independently evaluate current effectiveness and implementation of the Northwest Oregon recreation management plans, with the goal of continued improvement and enhancement of the recreation program.
Recreation Assessment Final Report
Project Team Analysis of General Findings in the Recreation Assessment Final Report, March 2008
Action Plan for Addressing Findings and Recommendations in the Recreation Management Assessment, September 2008
Analysis of Recreation Needs - Final Report, March 9, 2009
Recreation Accomplishments for Board of Forestry Annual Report, October, 2012