***REOPENING MARCH 1, 2023***

We are anxious to reopen the Tillamook Forest Center and host visitors with smiles and an overdue hello. Due to significant staff turnover, recruitment challenges, and facility maintenance requirements the difficult decision was made to postpone reopening the Center until March 1, 2023.

We are working diligently to rebuild the team and prepare the facility to host visitors after a lengthy closure. Limited services will resume throughout the forest in August once team members are hired and trained.

While the center will remain closed to the public, staff are still accessible to provide customer service via phone and email.

Limited in-class and virtual offerings will be available in the fall of 2022 and field trips will resume in the spring of 2023. We are not accepting facility rental requests at this time.

The closure includes gates to both the bridge and parking lot. However, access is available to the Wilson River Trail and bridge from the Jones Creek Day-use Area. Surrounding recreation sites including trails, campgrounds, and day-use areas are open to the public and continue to provide forest opportunities during the Tillamook Forest Center closure.

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 next year!

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 (check out the views right now), 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:

Winter: Closed December February

Spring: Wed – Sun (Closed Mon & Tue), 10:00 – 4:00 (Closed until further notice - updated 4/11/2022)

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

Fall: Wed – Sun (Closed Mon & Tue), 10:00 – 4:00

Call us at: (503) 815-6800 or (866) 930-4646

45500 Wilson River Highway, Tillamook, Oregon 97141