The Learning Shelter at
the Smith Homestead

Closure update (7/1/21)

The Tillamook Forest Center and Forest Learning Shelter building at the Smith Homestead Day-use Area remain closed to public access. In alignment with other state agencies, we are postponing our reopening until after September 1, 2021. Like many organizations, we have had significant staffing changes over the last year; we are focused on rebuilding our team and completing priority projects which will improve our operation and better serve our visitors when we are able to reopen. For updates, please check back here, visit our Facebook page, or join our newsletter mailing list. Staff can also be reached by email or phone during the closure. We appreciate your patience as we make our way through this time of transition.

Due to reduced staff capacity and increased visitation to the Smith Homestead Day-use Area and surrounding recreation facilities, we made the determination that we are unable to support facility rentals in 2021. We hope to begin work on evaluating our facility rental program later this year to determine what we will be able to support going forward. No reservation requests are being accepted at this time.

While the Forest Learning Shelter building remains closed, the general Smith Homestead Day-use Area is open for public access. For current information on other Tillamook State Forest recreation facilities (campgrounds, day-use areas, and trails), please visit the recreation list on the ODF website.

We wish you all the very best in your event planning. Collectively, we look forward to the future when we have more certainty about our operations again.