Volunteering

The Tillamook State Forest invites you to get involved in helping to create and maintain recreation opportunities through a wide range of volunteer opportunities.  From building trails to welcoming visitors to our campgrounds, there's sure to be something for everyone.

Camp Hosting

If you like meeting new people and are looking for an opportunity to get away from the "plugged in" lifestyle - camp hosting may be perfect for you.  Camp hosts in Oregon's State Forests enjoy rustic camping in some spectacularly scenic locations.

You can learn more about the Oregon Department of Forestry camp host program by checking out our hosting brochure.  we are currently taking applications for our 2020 camping season.

Our remaining 2020 host openings may include:

  • Gales Creek Campground:  May - September
  • Jones Creek Campground:  May - September
  • Spruce Run Campground:   May - September
  • Northrup Creek Campground:  June - September
  • Santiam Horse Camp:  May - September

Non-Motorized Trail Work Parties & Forest Clean-ups (updated 03.14.2020)

Hi Everyone,

The Trail Mix Volunteer Work Party scheduled for March 28, 2020 is being postponed in the interest of volunteer health and safety.

The Oregon Department of Forestry recreation team will be working with the work party organizers to reschedule this great day of trail maintenance and teamwork for later in the spring or summer.

Thanks to all who helped organize and to all who signed up ready to spruce up the Tillamook State Forest non-motorized trail network.

We will make a determination about April volunteer work days by March 30, 2020.