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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]

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Tillamook County Pioneer

Tillamook County Pioneer
Mon, 05 Oct 2015 13:48:45 -0700

The following is a news release from Tillamook Fire District regarding an incident that occurred on Saturday, Oct. 3 in the Tillamook State Forest: TILLAMOOK, Ore. – At approximately 5:10 p.m., Tillamook Fire District and two Tillamook Ambulances were ...

Tillamook County Pioneer

Tillamook County Pioneer
Tue, 06 Oct 2015 16:26:15 -0700

Last weekend, TFD participated in a rope rescue of two people whose vehicle had rolled down a hillside in the Tillamook State Forest. A stump on fire in the woods behind TCCA. (Photo courtesy of Tillamook Fire District) A stump on fire in the woods ...


Sun, 14 Jun 2015 09:46:42 -0700

TILLAMOOK FOREST, Ore. -- A wildfire in the Tillamook State Forest has burned about 35 acres northwest of Banks. The fire began late Saturday afternoon and burned overnight. About 60 firefighters were fighting the flames and wind. There was a ...

Tillamook County Pioneer

Tillamook County Pioneer
Sun, 27 Sep 2015 09:39:49 -0700

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Portland Tribune

Portland Tribune
Thu, 10 Sep 2015 14:45:10 -0700

But at least they got to enjoy the Tillamook State Forest, because the trash-clearing event was organized by the North Coast State Forest Coalition (NCSFC), the Sierra Club and the Oregon Department of Forestry. The volunteers also shared a meal and ...


Mon, 29 Jun 2015 05:02:06 -0700

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Tue, 09 Jun 2015 11:13:45 -0700

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New York Daily News
Wed, 09 Sep 2015 12:28:30 -0700

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