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Tillamook State Forest
Tillamook District
Type Public, state
Location Oregon, United States
Coordinates 45°32′21″N 123°17′20″W / 45.539278°N 123.289001°W / 45.539278; -123.289001Coordinates: 45°32′21″N 123°17′20″W / 45.539278°N 123.289001°W / 45.539278; -123.289001
Area 364,000 acres (1,470 km2)
Created 1973
Operated by Oregon Department of Forestry

The Tillamook State Forest is a 364,000 acres (1,470 km2) publicly owned forest in the U.S. state of Oregon. Managed by the Oregon Department of Forestry, it is located 40 miles (64 km) west of Portland in the Northern Oregon Coast Range, and spans Washington, Tillamook, Yamhill, and Clatsop counties. The forest receives large amounts of precipitation and is dominated by Douglas-fir trees. Activities include commercial logging, recreation, and other commercial resource extraction activities such as mushroom hunting.


The area was extensively burned in a series of forest fires starting in 1933 which are now called the Tillamook Burn. The forest was replanted from 1949 to 1973 in the largest reforestation project of its kind. On July 18, 1973, Oregon governor Tom McCall officially designated it a State Forest.


The forest's recreation sites include campgrounds, hiking and backpacking trails, fishing, swimming and an interpretative center. Some of the trails are open to horses and pack animals, mountain bikes and motorized vehicles in various combinations. In 2006, the Tillamook Forest Center opened on Oregon Route 6 between Portland and Tillamook. The Forest Center's features include a short film about the Tillamook Burn,[1] and a suspension bridge crossing the Wilson River. With exhibits designed by AldrichPears Associates and architecture by MillerHull Partnership, the Center won the Oregon Tourism Achievement Award in 2007.[2]

Commercial activities include timber harvesting managed by the Department of Forestry that benefits county governments.[3] In addition to logging, other commercial activities include mushroom hunting, and moss and salal harvesting.[4] The forest is managed by the department's Forest Grove and Tillamook districts.[4]

Tillamook state forest - logging area

Tillamook Rainforest[edit]

The Tillamook Rainforest is a temperate rainforest located in the Coast Range of northwestern Oregon, United States, between Hillsboro and Tillamook in Washington and Tillamook counties. Part of the forest is administered as part of the Tillamook State Forest.

The Tillamook Rainforest is one of the wettest areas of the United States, with parts getting more than 100 inches (2,500 mm) of rain.[citation needed] The higher elevations also receive a lot of snow.[5]

The western part of the forest has coastal varieties of trees, while the east is dominated by Douglas-fir. Much of the forest is young, as early deforestation was rampant[citation needed] and the Tillamook Burn, a large wildfire, passed through the area in 1933.[6]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Via Magazine
  2. ^ Oregon Department of Forestry
  3. ^ Profita, Cassandra (September 5, 2008). "Forest leaders challenge notions about logging". The Daily Astorian. Retrieved 2008-12-15. 
  4. ^ a b "State Forester's report for the Associated Oregon Counties". Council of Forest Trust Land Counties. Oregon Department of Forestry. November 2006. Retrieved 2008-12-15. 
  5. ^ [1]
  6. ^ [2]

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Sat, 23 Aug 2014 09:52:56 -0700

TILLAMOOK, Ore. (KOIN 6) — The bodies of two missing campers were found Friday night several hundred feet down a steep hillside in the Tillamook State Forest. Justin Norton and Nicholas Santangelo were both ejected from their SUV, Tillamook County ...


Wed, 20 Aug 2014 16:56:50 -0700

Their vehicle was found around 8 p.m. last night in the Tillamook State Forest after it went off a gravel road and rolled several hundred feet down a steep hillside where both occupants were ejected from the vehicle. Tillamook County Search and Rescue, ...
Lincoln City News Guard
Wed, 06 Aug 2014 22:03:06 -0700

With this coming weekend's forecast calling for continued hot and dry weather in the Willamette Valley, many are expected to travel to the Tillamook State Forest for camping, recreation, to cool off or relax by the river. Tillamook State Forest ...
The Oregonian - OregonLive.com
Fri, 22 Aug 2014 17:55:29 -0700

Routine road closures, such as those on Tillamook State Forest and other state and federal forestlands will take effect when bow hunting opens Saturday. Private land closures are listed on the Oregon Department of Forestry Web site. It includes ...
Albany Democrat Herald
Sat, 23 Aug 2014 12:15:37 -0700

Officials say deputies found the bodies of Justin Norton and Nick Santangelo Friday evening in the Tillamook State Forest off of State Highway 6. Both men had been ejected from their SUV after it went off a narrow gravel road and rolled hundreds of ...
The Oregonian
Wed, 06 Aug 2014 06:31:27 -0700

Kings Mountain: The Oregon Department of Forestry peak is in the Tillamook State Forest, on the north side of the Wilson River Highway (Oregon 6). For a real workout, hike the Kings-Elk Mountains loop. Marys Peak: The high point of the Coast Range ...
The Oregonian - OregonLive.com
Fri, 15 Aug 2014 08:16:19 -0700

Return From the Burn: Celebrate the history of the Tillamook State Forest with visits from Smokey Bear, live music by "Timberbound," firefighting demonstrations, and arts and crafts activities. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday-Sunday. Tillamook Forest Center ...

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