Friday, February 17, 2017

OHV Trail Status

Happy Friday! 

We know folks are chomping at the bit to get out on the trails so we thought we'd post a trail condition update for the OHV network in the Browns Camp area.

The OHV team has been hard at work clearing trails.  This is a list of what has been cleared of logs and debris as of this morning (02.17.2017).  There may still be patches of ice and snow in spots but these trails should be passable.

#1 Rogers Camp Rd. Trail
#2 Firebreak 1
#3 Crooked Bridge
#3a Marks
#51 K-Thumb
#25 Elliott Creek
#4a-f Powerline
# 6 Browns Powerline
#7 Clydes
#98 One Way
#43 Military
#44 Quarry
#9 Sidewinder
#8 Julies

Friday, February 10, 2017

Wilson River Trail Bridge - Use Caution

Please use caution when crossing the Wilson River Trail bridge located between Jones Creek Campground and the Tillamook Forest Center. The bridge is safe but be advised that a section of handrail leading to the bridge that was damaged in storms this week. The damaged handrail is clearly marked with bright flagging.

Thursday, February 9, 2017

High Water - Use Caution

Recent rain activity along with winter snow melt have caused the rivers in the Tillamook State Forest to rise rapidly. Please use caution near all rivers. Due to warm temperatures, snow melt will continue after the rain subsides.

With saturated soils and ice and snow damage, lots of tress, logs and other debris are also making their way down the rivers.  If you kayak, please scout ahead or avoid the rivers until the waters have dropped. If you fish or enjoy other riverside recreation activities, please use extreme caution. Rocks and logs are wet and slick with moss at this time of the year. Make sure you have good footing at all times.

We invite you to enjoy your state forest but we strongly encourage you to do it in a safe manner. Check road and weather conditions and be prepared.