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Some state forests re-open

As of Friday, Sept. 18, the Tillamook and Clatsop state forests have re-opened along with ODF-managed lands in Benton, Columbia, southern Douglas, Lane, Lincoln and Polk counties. Check public use restrictions before you head out  – campfires are still banned in some areas. Please see the recreation list below for COVID-19 updates on specific recreation sites.

The Gilchrist and Sun Pass state forests along with ODF-managed lands in Coos, Curry, Klamath, Jackson, and Josephine counties are closed due to extreme fire danger. Additionally, ODF lands in and around the Elliott State Forest are closed. The Santiam State Forest is closed until further notice.

Explore Oregon's state forests

From trails and campgrounds, to day-use areas, wildlife viewing, hunting and fishing, state forestlands provide a unique connection to the land. Whether you set out on a trail on horseback, wheels, or your own two feet, state forests offer one-of-a-kind recreation opportunities for all ages and abilities.

Remember these are your forests, enjoy and help keep them clean. Leave No Trace and offers tips on minimizing your impact while recreating.

For more specific information on the Tillamook State Forest, visit the Tillamook State Forest blog.

Find a campground, trail, boat launch, or day-use area

Type in the search box or filter for a particular state forest. View the state forestsland map.

Note: Use of some areas has been affected by the current pandemic. For the latest information, view the COVID-19 Updates below.
For additional information, view the State Forests Recreation Frequently Asked Questions.

Summer recreation and fire prevention video

Link mentioned in video: Local restrictions and closures on ODF-protected forestlands

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