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All recreational facilities are open on the Clatsop and Tillamook forests.
The Santiam State Forest largely remains closed due to wildfire damage. However, the Crooked Finger OHV Area is now open for public use.
Please visit the recreation list for updates on specific recreation sites.
Limited re-openings have begun on the Santiam State Forest. However, most of the forest is still closed. The latest information is posted to the
Santiam State Forest recovery page.
The 2020 Labor Day fires still have a large footprint on much of the Santiam State Forest.
Here you can see damage and learn more about the scale of recovery efforts needed to safely re-open portions of the forest. Re-opening will occur in phases, and heavily damaged areas are likely to be closed for years.
Please continue to monitor this page for the most recent information regarding closures.
Reservations will not be taken for group sites at any campground for the 2021 season. These sites will be closed for the season. ODF Recreation staff will reevaluate this decision for the 2022 summer season, with final information provided by winter 2021.
All decisions about reopening have followed the most up to date recommendations from the Oregon Health Authority. In addition, ODF staff will be providing the following changes in work flow to ensure the safest facility conditions.
Reservations can be made online for Northrup Creek Horse Camp. Santiam Horse Camp is not available for reservations due to wildfire damage.
Please visit the Public Fire Restrictions page for current fire restrictions.
Keeping popular outdoor areas sanitary and safe from fire is critical. Here’s how you can recreate responsibly:
State forest recreation does not operate with any general fund tax dollars. State forest operations are funded through timber harvest, user fees, and donations. Please consider donating to the non-profit Tillamook Forest Heritage Trust.
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