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Recreation, Education & Interpretation Strategic Plan 2023-2026

In early 2021, the Recreation, Education and Interpretation (REI) Program engaged in a year-long strategic planning effort to outline both short-term objectives and long-term goals for the newly evolving program. This initial planning effort was deemed essential in providing overall direction for the REI Program, now managed under one unified organizational structure. View the strategic plan.

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.

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

The Santiam State Forest largely remains closed in some areas due to damage from 2020 wildfires and windstorms. However, the ODF Recreation, Education, and Interpretation Program is continuing work to reopen all trails and facilities as quickly as possible. Check back here and view the table below for updates on the status of reopening recreation sites on the Santiam. Learn more about damage to the Santiam and ODF's vision for restoration.

On the Clatsop and Tillamook state forests, developed recreation sites (campgrounds, trails, and OHV facilities) are functioning normally and operating within established seasons. Most trails and designated dispersed camping areas remain open year-round, while developed campgrounds are generally open from mid-May through September. Please check in the table below for the most up-to-date statuses of recreation facilities.

For additional information, view the State Forests Recreation Frequently Asked Questions.

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