Friday, August 28, 2020

Temporary Road & Rock Pit Closures

The following closures are in effect due to forest operations and road improvements.

  • Camp 5 Road between Salmonberry Road and the Wheeler Road / Section 10 Road junction will be closed starting Saturday, August 29, 2020 due to a rock crushing operation.  The road will remain closed to the public for the duration of the project work.
  • The Camp 5 rock pit will be closed to the public starting Saturday, August 29, 2020 for a rock crushing operation.  The rock pit will remain closed to all public access for the duration of the project work.
Thanks for your help in keeping our employees and contractors safe by observing these closures!

Thursday, August 27, 2020

Mushrooms & Wildlife Don't Care About Fashion

The arrival of autumn finds the Tillamook State Forest filled with the brilliant reds, oranges and yellows of maples and alders donning their fall finery.  Autumn also brings out hundreds of visitors who engage in activities such as foraging for mushrooms or hunting for game that take them off of the beaten path into the brush.

If your recreation activities take you off of established roads, please consider the following safety tips:

Does someone know where you are?  If you head out to the woods, let someone know where you are going and when you plan on returning and don't deviate from your plans. That way, if there is an emergency that prevents you from returning home, you can be sure folks know where to start looking for you.

Safety orange is not just for game hunters.  High visibility clothing is your friend whether you are traveling on a designated trail, hunting for deer, fishing a remote stream or foraging for mushrooms.  It makes you visible not just to your fellow visitors but to search teams as well.

Can you survive the night?  Carry food and water with you whenever you are in the woods even if you only plan on being in the woods for a few hours or away from your vehicle for a short time.  Temperatures can vary wildly during the early days of autumn so taking an extra layer with you when you head into the woods can be a lifesaver.

How's your whistle?  Most foresters carry a whistle with them at all times when they are crashing through the brush.  The sound of a whistle will carry farther than the human voice and can be used alert people to your presence.

Shelter in place.  If you do get turned around when you are out in the woods the best thing you can do is to stay in one place.  It's easier to find someone when they remain stationary.

And finally, keep a good thought.  Your best friend in planning and enjoying a forest visit or in working through an emergency situation is a positive attitude.

See you in the woods!

Friday, August 21, 2020

August 25 & 26, 2020: McGregor Road Closed for Culvert Replacement

 McGregor Road off of Highway 26 will be closed on Tuesday, August 25 and Wednesday, August 26, 2020 for a culvert installation connected to timber sale activity.

Alternate routes to reach the upper portions of the McGregor area include access by Music Road and North Fork Wolf Creek Road.

Friday, August 14, 2020

Cook Creek Designated Campsites Open

The following designated campsites have re-opened to public use:

Designated Campsites
  • Cook Creek Site #1
  • Cook Creek Site #2
  • Cook Creek Site #3
  • Cook Creek Site #4
  • Cook Creek Site #5

Thursday, August 13, 2020

Designated Campsite & Recreation Areas Re-Open

Forest Operations in the area have been completed and the following sites are once again open for public use.

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 open to the public.  
  • This includes the road into Tahoe, the trail and all areas surrounding the lake.