To help limit exposure to COVID-19 and help protect our entire community, the TFC will be closed to the public until further notice. This closure includes the gates to the bridge and parking lot and all events and programs. By taking this proactive step, we may limit exposure to this virus and help protect our entire community, particularly those most vulnerable.

While the center will remain closed to the public, administrative staff and customer service will still be accessible.

In addition, Tillamook State Forest campgrounds and some facilities remain closed. Please visit COVID-19 Response: ODF updates/closures page for more information.

Consider yourself invited to explore
the Tillamook State Forest.

Your Coast Range Retreat

Whether you’re planning a family picnic in the woods, hoping to watch spawning salmon or looking for an adventurous climb to the top of a forest fire lookout (check out the views right now), the Tillamook Forest Center is ready to be your Coast Range retreat.

Oregon’s forest education and recreation center beckons from the lush green landscape of the northern Coast Range Mountains.

Just over a century ago, this territory was served by stagecoach and home to frontier families. Today, an easy hour’s drive west of Portland, the Tillamook State Forest has plenty of stories to tell and special places to explore. The Tillamook Forest Center, an inviting escape nestled in the forest and overlooking the Wilson River, awaits your discovery.

This website is filled with all the information you’ll need to plan your visit to the Oregon Department of Forestry’s Tillamook Forest Center; to gather information about the programs, exhibits and current events; to learn about this remarkable forest that has recovered after devastating forest fires; and to get ready to make your own connection with Oregon’s Tillamook State Forest.

Come on up and see us, and find yourself in the forest.

Suggested $5 donation & FREE Programs

Groups of 10 or more people* are required to preregister and pay a $5 / person fee.

*Does not include families

Seasonal Hours:

Winter: Closed December February

Spring: Wed – Sun (Closed Mon & Tue), 10:00 – 4:00 (Opening on Wednesday, March 4, 2020)

Summer: Wed – Sun (Closed Mon & Tue), 10:00 – 5:00
(Memorial Day - Labor Day)

Fall: Wed – Sun (Closed Mon & Tue), 10:00 – 4:00

Call us at: (503) 815-6800 or (866) 930-4646

45500 Wilson River Highway, Tillamook, Oregon 97141