COVID-19 Closure Update (08.01.2020)

The Oregon Department of Forestry maintains campgrounds in the Clatsop, Santiam, and Tillamook State Forests. Most campgrounds are currently closed for the season, and will not reopen for individual or group use due to COVID-19.

The campgrounds listed as "OPEN" below are the only ones that will be open for camping activity in the Tillamook State Forest for the remainder of the 2020 camping season.

Trails, forest roads and trailheads on state forestlands will remain  to the public.

Amenities and Campgrounds

Each campground features basic amenities such as parking areas, hand pump water, vault toilets and information kiosks. The semi-primitive campsites provide a picnic table, fire pit and a place to pitch your tent.

When you arrive at your campground of choice, please check-in and pay your fee at the kiosk and read the information posted to update yourself about any rules and regulations that have changed since your last visit.  

When you depart, please leave the campsite the way you would want to find it.

Please note that the $20 or $15 camping fee includes up to two vehicles.  

Extra vehicles are $5 per night and the number of extra vehicles allowed in a site may be restricted.

Group Site Reservations
Reservations are taken January  through March for the group sites at Jones Creek, Browns Camp and Nehalem Falls Campgrounds. 

Group Site reservations for the 2019 camping season are now closed.

Traditional Campgrounds
These campgrounds include opportunities for both car camping and walk-in tent camping. 

Drive-in Sites are $20 per night
Walk-In Sites are $15 per night
Group Sites are $50 per night
  • Gales Creek Campground  Closed for the rest of 2020
  • Jones Creek Campground  Closed for the rest of 2020
  • Nehalem Falls Campground Closed for the rest of 2020

Walk-In Tent Campgrounds
Walk-in campgrounds feature small campsites set around central parking areas.  Walk-in
  • Elk Creek Campground    OPEN
  • Keenig Creek Campground OPEN
(Please Note:  The Oregon Department of Forestry reserves the right to close year-round facilities to perform maintenance, due to inclement weather, vandalism or improper use of the facilities.)

OHV Campgrounds

OHV Campgrounds are set up with generously sized camping opportunities and a central staging area for day use activities.
Drive-in Sites are $20 per night
Diamond Mill is $5 per night per vehicle
  • Diamond Mill OHV Campground & Staging Area Closed for the rest of 2020
  • Jordan Creek OHV Campground &Staging Area  OPEN
  • Browns Camp OHV Campground & Staging Area  Closed for the rest of 2020
Equestrian Campgrounds

Both Reehers Camp and Stagecoach have campsites for traditional car campers and sites with corrals that are designated for use by campers with horses only.  All sites are $20 per night.

The picnic shelters at Stagecoach and Reehers Camp are open to use first-come, first-served and are not reserveable.

Please note, State Forests require weed seed free certified feed be used by visitors with livestock. 
  • Stagecoach Horse Camp OPEN
  • Reehers Camp Closed for the rest of 2020