Thursday, July 30, 2020

Cedar Butte Road Closure 8/1/20

Cedar Butte Road will be closed on Saturday, August 1, 7:00 am-10:00 am, from the junction at Meusial Creek Road to the 1 mile. Large equipment will be blocking the road during the closure. 

Thursday, July 16, 2020

Designated Campsite & Recreation Area Closure: July 21 - August 31, 2020

Due to Forest Operations, the following designated campsites and recreation areas will be closed to all public use starting Tuesday, July 21, 2020.  They will re-open for public use September 1, 2020.

Designated Campsites

  • South Fork Trask Site #5
  • South Fork Trask Site #6 (also known as Lake Tahoe)
  • South Fork Trask Site #7 (also known as Lake Tahoe)
  • North Fork Trask Site #2
  • North Fork Trask Site #3
Recreation Area

  • Lake Tahoe is closed public.  
  • This includes the road into Tahoe, the trail and all areas surrounding the lake.

Signs will be posted in all of the areas listed above.  If you are out in these areas during the closure time period and the signs are missing, please err on the side of obeying the closure.


Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Campfire Closure

If you are headed out to dispersed camp in the Tillamook State Forest, please note that the fire danger level has increased to "MODERATE". 

This changes what is allowed for campfires and outdoor cooking gear.  For more information about fire season restrictions, please visit the "Fire Season" tab on this blog.

Thanks for helping to keep the Tillamook State Forest safe from fores fires.

Where can I have a campfire in the Tillamook State Forest?

      Fires are not allowed on rock or dirt roads to access recent timber harvest units.  These are not dispersed campsites and can be areas with increased risk of wildfires

If the fire danger level is MODERATE or higher, you can only have a campfire in the metal fire pits installed by the Oregon Department of Forestry in:
  • Fee Campgrounds & Developed Day Use Areas
  • Designated Recreation Areas
  • Designated Campsites

Where can I smoke?
You can smoke in the closed cabin of your vehicle on improved roads or while in Designated
Recreation Areas, Fee Campgrounds or Designated Campsites.  This applies no matter
what the fire danger level.

What methods of heat can I use to cook in my campsite?

What methods you can use to cook depend on the fire danger level.

If the fire danger level is MODERATE or higher, cooking is limited to:
  • Metal fire pits installed by the Oregon Department of Forestry
  • Propane or gas camp stoves
  • Propane or gas BBQs
If the danger level is  MODERATE or higher, charcoal and wood burning BBQs are
prohibited outside of designated campsites and designated recreation facilities.