Friday, January 13, 2017

Group Site Reservations Start January 17, 2017

The online reservation system for the Group Campsites in Jones Creek, Browns Camp and Nehalem Falls Campgrounds will open at 7:00 AM on Tuesday, January 17, 2017.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

What does the road look like at the Summit of Highway 6?

One of our recreation staff got a phone call this week complaining that the road camera at Lees Camp on is not a good representation of the road conditions at the summit of Highway 6.

It's true.  Many times the Lees Camp camera will show bare or wet pavement at milepost 23.5 while there is packed snow and ice at milepost 33 (aka the Summit of Highway 6).  However, there are a couple of ways to get a good idea of what Highway 6 looks like before you head out to the woods.

  • Go to and click the blue dot that appears on Highway 6 at the midway point between Banks and Tillamook.  This is a text pop-up box that lists road conditions and traction device requirements.

  • Go to and click on the Sunset Rest Area camera on Oregon Highway 26. While it is on a different highway corridor, the Sunset Rest area is at about the same elevation as the summit of Highway 6 and can provide a rough picture of the road conditions you might find on the Highway 6 corridor.

And as always, if you head out to play in the snow, go prepared for any emergency and remember - even if the highway is clear, forest roads may not be accessible due to snow and ice.

Friday, January 6, 2017

2017 Group Site Reservations On Hold

The opening date for making reservations of the group sites at Browns Camp, Jones Creek and Nehalem Falls Campgrounds has been postponed to TUESDAY, JANUARY 17, 2017 at 7:00 AM.  This is due to unforeseen complications with the Oregon Department of Forestry website.

Keep an eye on the Tillamook State Forest Blog or on the Oregon Department of Forestry Group Campsite Reservation page at:

We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause in planning your visit to the Tillamook State Forest.