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  • Welcome to the Tillamook State Forest
    Photo of a scenic overlook of the Tillamook State Forest with fog lying in the valleys.
    Nestled in the Coast Range, the Tillamook State Forest sits in the northwest corner of Oregon, between Portland and the coast. Whatever your interest, the Tillamook State forest holds an abundance of opportunities for discovery, exploration, and learning.

    The forest is managed by the Oregon Department of Forestry out of two district offices, one in Forest Grove and one in Tillamook, with an additional field office in Columbia City.

    Within this web site, you will find a selection of interesting and useful information about the Tillamook State Forest: places to go, things to see and do, background on forest management activities, and forest history.
Spotlight on the Tillamook State Forest Tillamook State Forest - Resources
Recreation
Photo of a tent and camping equipment at a campsite on the Tillamook State Forest.
Recreation opportunities abound on the Tillamook State Forest - camping, hiking, motorized and non-motorized trail riding, target shooting, fishing and more.

For more information click on the Recreation Opportunities link below.
 
07/14/2014 - REGULATED USE FIRE SEASON IN EFFECT
OHV TRAILS CLOSED AS OF 09/08/2014.
 
Effective Monday, September 8, 2014 the Tillamook State Forest OHV trails are CLOSED due to fire danger.  OHV traffic is restricted to maintained gravel roads in the OHV areas (Browns Camp / Jordan Creek / Diamond Mill / Trask).
 
 
Effective Monday, July 14, 2014 - the Northwest Oregon Area entered the Regulated Use portion of Fire Season. The Northwest Oregon Area includes all of the Tillamook and Clatsop State Forests as well as the BLM Upper Nestucca Riding area.
 
The following fire restrictions are in effect:
  1. SAFETY EQUIPMENT REQUIRED. When entering ODF protected lands, vehicles must carry one shovel and either one gallon of water or a 2.5 lb fire extinguisher.
  2. SMOKING RESTRICTIONS. Smoking is prohibited except in the closed cab of vehicles and in designated locations.
  3. CAMPFIRE RESTRICTIONS. Open fires  and use of charcoal fires are prohibited except in designated campgrounds, day use areas and at signed designated dispersed campsites.  Portable cooking stoves using liquefied or bottled fuels are allowed
  4. OHV TRAIL USE. OHV trails in the Browns Camp, Jordan Creek, Diamond Mill, Trask and BLM Upper Nestucca Riding areas are closed under IFPL Level III. Motorcycles, ATV's, 4x4's must stay on maintained gravel roads.
  5. FIREWORKS PROHIBITED.  Use of any fireworks, including sparklers, is prohibited.
  6. TRACER ROUNDS & EXPLODING TARGETS PROHIBITED.  Use of heat generating ammunition such as tracer rounds and all exploding targets such as tannerite is prohibited.
 
BLM Upper Nestucca OHV Area - Trail Closure Press Release 
Beginning in April, several trails in the Upper Nestucca OHV Area will be closed due to timber sale activity.  For more details and the full closure list read the full press release from the Bureau of Land Management.
 
07.15.2014 - The Beaver Dam / Browns Camp Rock Pit is OPEN to public access.
 
For more information about target shooting on State Forests please visit the Target Shooting page.
 
 
Tillamook State Forest Recreation Trails
Photo of a non-motorized trail on the Tillamook State Forest.
Get the latest information on the status of your favorite trail or road in the Tillamook State Forest.
 
Fire Information
A photo of a fire on a hillside on the Tillamook State Forest and an ODF engine and personnel. 
Tillamook and Forest Grove District Protection From Fire personnel provide fire protection on the Tillamook State Forest. During fire season, daily fire updates provide information about fires on all lands protected by the Oregon Department of Forestry. Information about Industrial Precaution Levels and Regulated Use Closures can help you plan your trip and what activities you can engage in on the forest during fire season.

 

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About the Tillamook State Forest
Photo in black and white of one of the fires in the 1940s and 1950s in what is now the Tillamook State Forest
In many ways, the story of the Tillamook State Forest is the story of Oregon. Learn more about this special place - "the burn", the largest reforestation effort ever undertaken, and what this forest today has to offer for all Oregonians.
Firewood and Special Forest Products
Photo of a fern.
The Oregon Department of Forestry has guidelines for collecting special forest products on northwest Oregon state forestlands, including the Tillamook State Forest. The guidelines apply to both personal and commercial use, and describe which products do and do not require a permit.
Tillamook Forest Center
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The Tillamook Forest Center is OPEN.
Please visit our website for information about hours of operation, exhibits, and special events.
Tillamook State Forest Management
Photo of a forest stand in the Tillamook State Forest following a thinning operation.
The Oregon Department of Forestry operates an active forest management program on state forest lands, including the Tillamook State Forest. This management provides economic benefits to communities where the lands are located, and ultimate social and environmental benefits for all Oregonians.
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