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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" (PDF). Council of Forest Trust Land Counties. Oregon Department of Forestry. November 2006. Retrieved 2008-12-15. 
  5. ^ [1]
  6. ^ [2]

External links[edit]

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Oregon Coast Today

Oregon Coast Today
Tue, 21 Apr 2015 12:52:30 -0700

So, in honor of this year's Arbor Day, April 24, I decided to seek help for my embarrassing lack of tree savvy, at the Tillamook Forest Center located 22 miles east of Tillamook in the heart of the Tillamook State Forest. The only one of its kind in ...


Fri, 17 Apr 2015 16:15:00 -0700

One of the most intriguing and exciting stories was born in the forest just off Portland's front step – the Tillamook State Forest. That's where four successive and devastating fires – collectively called the Tillamook Burn – destroyed over 400,000 ...


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 ...

Oregon Daily Emerald

Oregon Daily Emerald
Tue, 14 Apr 2015 13:10:02 -0700

Fourth of July: The “Tillamook burn” was a series of fires between 1933 and 1951 that destroyed 355,000 acres of forest in Tillamook State Forest in the Northern Oregon coast range. The Only Thing: “Sea lion caves in the dark” refers to the Sea Lion ...

Oregon Coast Today

Oregon Coast Today
Tue, 14 Apr 2015 14:45:00 -0700

Wild food expert and author John Kallas will visit the Tillamook Forest Center on Saturday, May 2, to lead classes on how to identify and sample wild edibles of the Tillamook State Forest. Kallas will stroll with students to identify plants in the ...


Tue, 07 Apr 2015 06:03:42 -0700

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Sat, 11 Apr 2015 06:32:30 -0700

University Falls: One of the gems of the Tillamook State Forest, just south of the Wilson River summit on Oregon 6, University Falls drops 65 feet on Elliott Creek. It takes a bit of a gravel road journey and short hike to see. Look for directions at ...

Daily Astorian

Daily Astorian
Thu, 02 Apr 2015 08:54:02 -0700

Inmates from South Fork Forest Camp in the Tillamook State Forest will finish the process. The ODF shoots for 10 to 11 feet in four directions between trees, Moyer said, translating to 360 to 436 per acre. The Moore Mullenbach stand was last harvested ...

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