Thursday, April 29, 2021

Phased Opening of Campgrounds Starts in the Tillamook State Forest (05.06.2021)

The Recreation Team is moving forward with plans for a phased opening of recreation facilities in the Tillamook State Forest.  Many of these sites were not able to open in 2020 due to COVID-19 restrictions.

On Thursday, May 6, 2021 the following facilities will open:

  • Diamond Mill OHV Campground
  • Jordan Creek OHV Campground
On Thursday, May 6, 2021 fees will resume at the following locations:
  • Cedar Creek Designated Sites
  • North Fork Wilson Designated Sites
On Thursday, May 13, 2021 the following facility will open:
  • Northrup Creek Horse Camp (Clatsop State Forest)
  • Campers desiring to stay at Northrup Creek are required to book a campsite through prior to their stay.  Many of the campsites are exclusively available to campers with horses.

Please be sure to read all information boards when you visit forest facilities to learn about site operation changes and COVID requirements.

Additional campground opening information will be posted on this blog as it becomes available.  Thank-you for your continued patience and support.

Thursday, April 15, 2021

Little Browns Staging Area - Weekday Closure Effective Immediately

As of Thursday, April 15, 2021, the Beaver Dam Stockpile (aka "Little Browns Camp") will be closed to all public access from 5:00 AM on Monday - 5:00 PM on Friday each week for a rock crushing and piling operation.  This weekday closure will last the duration of the rock crushing operation.

During the weekday closures, the public is asked to avoid staging, riding or driving into this area.

Additionally, the public is asked to help maintain the integrity of the gravel for use in project work by refraining from driving or riding onto the gravel piles.

Monday, April 12, 2021

2021 Run the Burn Event - Associated Facility Closures on May 1& 2, 2021

The "Run the Burn" trail running event will take place on Saturday, May 1 & Sunday, May 2, 2021.  

During this event, the Reehers Camp Trailhead and Day Use area will be closed to all non-event public use.

The trails that will be used by the event are:
Runners from the 2016 Run the Burn event enter the Storey Burn Trailhead.

  • Gales Creek Trail
  • Storey Burn Trail
  • Gravelle Brothers Trail (Historic Hiking Loop)
  • Wilson River Wagon Road Trail (Historic Hiking Loop)
  • Nels Rogers Trail (Historic Hiking Loop)

Trails that will be used by the event remain OPEN to public use during the event.

COVID safety measures will be in place for this event as part of the permitting process.

If you have any questions regarding the closure of the Reehers Camp Trailhead and Day Use area for this event, please contact the Oregon Department of Forestry at 503.359.7470.