As fall approaches, so do the seasonal fall hours for the TFC. The center will be closed on Labor Day, Sept. 4, and then fall hours start with TFC open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. 4 p.m. 

These operating hours will continue until Nov. 26, when the center will begin its annual winter closure and will re-open in March of 2024. The reduction in hours allows the newly formed team to catch up on projects from the previous lengthy closure.

Field trip requests for fall (November only) and spring of 2024  are being accepted at this time. 

Facility rentals are suspended until further notice.

For current information on Tillamook State Forest recreation facilities (campgrounds, day-use areas, and trails), please visit the recreation list on the ODF website.

We look forward to seeing you soon !

Consider yourself invited to explore
the Tillamook State Forest.

Your Coast Range retreat

Whether you’re planning a family picnic in the woods, hoping to watch spawning salmon or looking for an adventurous climb to the top of a forest fire lookout, the Tillamook Forest Center is ready to be your Coast Range retreat.

Oregon’s forest education and recreation center beckons from the lush green landscape of the northern Coast Range Mountains.

Just over a century ago, this territory was served by stagecoach and home to frontier families. Today, an easy hour’s drive west of Portland, the Tillamook State Forest has plenty of stories to tell and special places to explore. The Tillamook Forest Center, an inviting escape nestled in the forest and overlooking the Wilson River, awaits your discovery.

This website is filled with all the information you’ll need to plan your visit to the Oregon Department of Forestry’s Tillamook Forest Center; to gather information about the programs, exhibits and current events; to learn about this remarkable forest that has recovered after devastating forest fires; and to get ready to make your own connection with Oregon’s Tillamook State Forest.

Come on up and see us, and find yourself in the forest.

Suggested $5 donation & FREE Programs

Groups of 10 or more people* are required to preregister and pay a $5 / person fee.

*Does not include families

Seasonal Hours:

Fall: Fri - Sun, 10:00 4:00 (Closed Monday - Thursday) 
Reduced hours begin September 4, 2024

Winter: Winter closure (November 27, 2023 - February 2024)

Spring:  Wed - Sun, 10:00 4:00 (Closed Monday - Tues)

SummerWed – Sun (Closed Mon & Tue), 10:00 – 5:00
(Memorial Day - Labor Day)

Call us at: (503) 815-6800

45500 Wilson River Highway, Tillamook, Oregon 97141