Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Wilson River Trail Updates

The Wilson River Trail is now OPEN from Cedar Butte Road to Wolf Creek Road. This section of trail was heavily damaged during the December storms. With the hard work of a South Fork inmate crew, the trail is now passable and ready for summer visitors.

THANK YOU to the volunteers who joined us on Saturday, June 18, for a Trail Work Party. The volunteers brushed and maintained a large section of the Wilson River Trail between Jones Creek Day Use Area and Diamond Mill.

Would you like to volunteer in the Tillamook State Forest? Upcoming volunteer opportunities include Trail Work Parties and a SOLVE Riverside Cleanup.  Please mark your calendars and make plans to join us.

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Special Summer Events at the Tillamook Forest Center

Looking for a respite from the summer heat or just a place to stretch your legs between Portland and the coast? 

Check out the Tillamook Forest Center located near milepost 22.5 on Highway 6  

The Tillamook Forest Center is celebrating its 10 year anniversary with a variety of special programs in addition to its regular schedule of interpretive talks.

It's a Jeep Thing...

Jeepin' on the Hoodraiser Trail
The hottest weekend of the spring saw 100 Jeeps from across the United States and from British Columbia make their way to Tillamook, Oregon for the 2016 Jeep Jamboree.  This was the second year Jeep Jamboree selected the Tillamook State Forest as one of its many excursion locations.  With a trail option for every skill level, this two day event showcased the world class 4-Wheel Drive trails in the Tillamook State Forest.

Jeep Jamboree organizers donated over 400 hours of volunteer time in the Tillamook State Forest OHV areas prior to this event.  Trail scouts worked long hours doing trail brushing, trail maintenance and garbage clean-up. 

The event also supported Tillamook County 4-H youth by recruiting them to cook breakfast and by participating in their donation carwash held each evening at the Tillamook County Fairground staging area.
This boulder on Firebreak Five made for a great photo op.

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Wilson River Trail Bridge Open

The Wilson River Trail bridge located between Jones Creek Campground and the Tillamook Forest Center is now open. The bridge had been closed for several months due to winter storm damage. Take a walk on the Wilson River Trail. It's a great way to spend a day in the Tillamook State Forest!