Recreation

Please use the Oregon Department of Transportation's TripCheck website for information on major roads.  

State forests are working forests, full of activity and traffic related to land management and recreation which keeps forest roads busy. Follow these tips for traveling safely in all state forests: 

  • Know Before You Go: Check the website road report or contact a district office when you are planning your trip so that you have the most current information.
  • Slow Down: Forest roads are often gravel and require a different type of driving skillset than paved roads. Cars, trucks, ATVs, and motorcycles all handle differently on forest roads, so driving at speeds lower than 25 miles per hour is recommended. 
  • Keep to the Right: Forest roads are narrower than typical two-lane paved roads. Drive with caution and stay to the right anticipating oncoming traffic such as log trucks, gravel trucks, heavy equipment, and other vehicles.

Road reports

​Road Name ​Status ​Comments
Cochran Road​ ​Road Improvements - Expect Delays

Road improvements will be taking place on Cochran for the next few months between the 3.0 mile marker and the 7.0 mile marker to improve drainage and resurface this travel route.

Work will take place Monday - Friday.  Expect delays.

​Cook Creek ​Multilpe Closures ​Closed at milepost 4.  The road is impassible.
Cook Creek Rd. also closed at Hoevet Creek at the 9.5 mile.
​Miami River Road ​Closed ​Closed due to storm damage at intersection of Miami Foley Rd. and Miami River Rd. Alternate access via FB3 or Foley Creek Rd.
​West Fork Road ​Closed ​Closed due to storm damage at West Fork Wilson Bridge.
​Buick Canyon Road Closed ​Closed due to storm damage.

​Road Name

​Status ​Comments
​No road closures at this time.
​Road Name ​Status ​Comments
​Vehicle Access to Butte Creek Falls Campground and Butte Creek Falls Trailead has changed.  The Crooked Finger Road gates are now closed.  You can still access the sites from the north by taking Maple Grove Road from the town of Scotts Mills to Sawtell Road to Family Camp Road to the Butte Creek Road system.
NOTE regarding the trailhead off of Fern Ridge and Shellburg Roads: There will be log hauling through the lower Shellburg Road area starting in mid-late January 2018. The public is welcome to walk in for hiking during this time. ​
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​​WebCam: Tillamook State Forest, Highway 6 Traffic Cam at Lees Camp.