Program & Event Calendar

Are you looking for something fun to do in the forest? Join the Tillamook Forest Center staff for a variety of fascinating, forest-related programs. From Dutch oven cooking presentations to wildflower walks we’ve got something for everyone.

Most events are FREE and open to ALL AGES.

Do you have an organized group that would like a special program about the Tillamook State Forest? Contact us in advance of your planned visit to see if we can accommodate your group.

For more information call 866-930-4646. For directions to the center click here.

June 25 (Sat) 11:30 AM

Trees of the Tillamook Forest Walk

Why is a diverse forest important? Explore the Tillamook State Forest’s “sea of green” as interpreters identify native trees and their uses, discuss their adaptations to life in the coast range, and explain how trees grow and change through the seasons. **Path is ADA accessible and easily trekked with strollers or wheelchairs.

June 25 (Sat) 1:30 PM

Water Wonders

Bring your sandals and shorts and get wet in the waters of the Tillamook State Forest! Naturalists will provide the equipment to lead you through the world of aquatic insects, to get an up-close look at their cool and crazy adaptations. Learn how their presence or absence is influenced by the quality of their habitat and how other animals depend on these bugs as well.

June 26 (Sun) 11:30 AM

Trees of the Tillamook Forest Walk

Why is a diverse forest important? Explore the Tillamook State Forest’s “sea of green” as interpreters identify native trees and their uses, discuss their adaptations to life in the coast range, and explain how trees grow and change through the seasons. **Path is ADA accessible and easily trekked with strollers or wheelchairs.

June 26 (Sun) 1:30 PM

Water Wonders

Bring your sandals and shorts and get wet in the waters of the Tillamook State Forest! Naturalists will provide the equipment to lead you through the world of aquatic insects, to get an up-close look at their cool and crazy adaptations. Learn how their presence or absence is influenced by the quality of their habitat and how other animals depend on these bugs as well.

July 1 (Fri) 11:30 AM

Fire Lookouts: Alone in the Strike Zone

Who would want to live alone, miles and miles from their closest neighbor? Join a naturalist to take a journey through history and discover the dangers that fire lookout men and women faced living high above the canopy. Hear the stories of these brave individuals and see the equipment used on the front lines of fire detection then and now.

July 1 (Fri) 12:30 PM

Cougars: Our Secretive Neighbors

RAWR RAWR!!! Their roar can be fearsome, but most of us will never see or hear a cougar in the wild. These large cats are extremely shy and secretive and even though we don’t see them, we can still get to know these powerful predators. Come enjoy interesting pictures, facts, and stories about the largest members of the cat family in Oregon.

July 1 (Fri) 1:30 PM

Water Wonders

Bring your sandals and shorts and get wet in the waters of the Tillamook State Forest! Naturalists will provide the equipment to lead you through the world of aquatic insects, to get an up-close look at their cool and crazy adaptations. Learn how their presence or absence is influenced by the quality of their habitat and how other animals depend on these bugs as well.

July 1 (Fri) 2:30 PM

Trees of the Tillamook Forest Walk

Join us on a leisurely tree walk at the Tillamook Forest Center! We will be taking an easy stroll, seeking some of the diverse tree species that comprise our Coastal Range forests. Learn the many benefits of these forest giants and some crafty ways to spot them in the woods. **Path is ADA accessible and easily trekked with strollers or wheelchairs.

July 2 (Sat) 11:30 AM

Fairy Houses & Gnome Homes

Timber harvested from the Tillamook State Forest is used to construct homes for many Oregonians, but plenty of woodland residents live in dwellings made of other natural items. Using twigs, grasses, moss, rocks, and other things found in the forest, join our naturalists while we build unique fairy houses, gnome homes, or even toad huts for the creatures of the forest. By the end, we will create a Fairy House Village to be viewed by visitors during the day and used by enchanted inhabitants by night.

July 2 (Sat) 12:30 PM

Fire Lookouts: Alone in the Strike Zone

Who would want to live alone, miles and miles from their closest neighbor? Join a naturalist to take a journey through history and discover the dangers that fire lookout men and women faced living high above the canopy. Hear the stories of these brave individuals and see the equipment used on the front lines of fire detection then and now.

July 2 (Sat) 1:30 PM

Cougars: Our Secretive Neighbors

RAWR RAWR!!! Their roar can be fearsome, but most of us will never see or hear a cougar in the wild. These large cats are extremely shy and secretive and even though we don’t see them, we can still get to know these powerful predators. Come enjoy interesting pictures, facts, and stories about the largest members of the cat family in Oregon.

July 2 (Sat) 2:30 PM

Water Wonders

Bring your sandals and shorts and get wet in the waters of the Tillamook State Forest! Naturalists will provide the equipment to lead you through the world of aquatic insects, to get an up-close look at their cool and crazy adaptations. Learn how their presence or absence is influenced by the quality of their habitat and how other animals depend on these bugs as well.

July 3 (Sun) 12:30 PM

Water Wonders

Bring your sandals and shorts and get wet in the waters of the Tillamook State Forest! Naturalists will provide the equipment to lead you through the world of aquatic insects, to get an up-close look at their cool and crazy adaptations. Learn how their presence or absence is influenced by the quality of their habitat and how other animals depend on these bugs as well.

July 3 (Sun) 12:30 PM

Fairy Houses & Gnome Homes

Timber harvested from the Tillamook State Forest is used to construct homes for many Oregonians, but plenty of woodland residents live in dwellings made of other natural items. Using twigs, grasses, moss, rocks, and other things found in the forest, join our naturalists while we build unique fairy houses, gnome homes, or even toad huts for the creatures of the forest. By the end, we will create a Fairy House Village to be viewed by visitors during the day and used by enchanted inhabitants by night.

July 3 (Sun) 1:30 PM

Fire Lookouts: Alone in the Strike Zone

Who would want to live alone, miles and miles from their closest neighbor? Join a naturalist to take a journey through history and discover the dangers that fire lookout men and women faced living high above the canopy. Hear the stories of these brave individuals and see the equipment used on the front lines of fire detection then and now.

July 3 (Sun) 2:30 PM

Cougars: Our Secretive Neighbors

RAWR RAWR!!! Their roar can be fearsome, but most of us will never see or hear a cougar in the wild. These large cats are extremely shy and secretive and even though we don’t see them, we can still get to know these powerful predators. Come enjoy interesting pictures, facts, and stories about the largest members of the cat family in Oregon.

July 4 (Mon) 11:30 AM

Trees of the Tillamook Forest Walk

Join us on a leisurely tree walk at the Tillamook Forest Center! We will be taking an easy stroll, seeking some of the diverse tree species that comprise our Coastal Range forests. Learn the many benefits of these forest giants and some crafty ways to spot them in the woods. **Path is ADA accessible and easily trekked with strollers or wheelchairs.

July 4 (Mon) 1:30 PM

Salmon in Our Streams

Salmon live in the cool, clear rivers that run through the Tillamook State Forest. The Oregon Department of Forestry is working hard to make rivers, like the Wilson, friendly for native fish. Join us to learn about Coho, and other salmon species that frequent our streams and rivers. We will explore life cycles, habitat requirements, and how the ODF is managing our forests to protect salmon populations.

July 5 (Tue) 11:30 AM

Salmon in Our Streams

Salmon live in the cool, clear rivers that run through the Tillamook State Forest. The Oregon Department of Forestry is working hard to make rivers, like the Wilson, friendly for native fish. Join us to learn about Coho, and other salmon species that frequent our streams and rivers. We will explore life cycles, habitat requirements, and how the ODF is managing our forests to protect salmon populations.

July 5 (Tue) 1:30 PM

Killer Birds!

Think birding is just a walk in the park? Think again – Join us at the Tillamook Forest Center to learn how some birds stab their prey with their bills, while others hover low to stalk and hunt. Learn some of the not-so-friendly features of birds and see how they have adapted their predator skills.

July 6 (Wed) 11:30 AM

Trees of the Tillamook Forest Walk

Join us on a leisurely tree walk at the Tillamook Forest Center! We will be taking an easy stroll, seeking some of the diverse tree species that comprise our Coastal Range forests. Learn the many benefits of these forest giants and some crafty ways to spot them in the woods. **Path is ADA accessible and easily trekked with strollers or wheelchairs.

July 6 (Wed) 1:30 PM

Nature's Yucky!

Did you know that salmon rot while they are still alive? That turkey vultures poop on their feet? Or that honey is actually bee barf? Several wild animals of the Tillamook Forest often have icky and gross behaviors, but for good reasons. Join us for program filled with “eeewwws” and “aahhhs” as we discover that nature can be disgusting, but also beautiful.

*This description comes from the book “Natures Yucky! by Lee Ann Landstrom & Karen I. Shragg © Mt. Press Publishing Company, Missoula, MT 2003.

July 16 (Sat) 10:30 AM

Wilson River Trail Guided Hike

Join us for a 3.5 mile hike along the Wilson River Trail. We will identify trees, wildflowers, geology and wildlife that we pass while discussing the history of the area and enjoying Wilson Falls. The hike is one way with a shuttle provided. Participants should meet at the Tillamook Forest Center at milepost 22 on Highway 6. Registration is required and the deadline is Wednesday, July 13, 2016.

Registration is Closed.

October 16 (Sun) 11:00 AM

Mysterious Mushrooms of the Tillamook State Forest

Save the Date! More details coming soon.