Recreation

Citing staffing issues, the Tillamook Forest Center will remain ‘closed until further notice’

The Tillamook Forest Center. Photo: Chas Hundley The Tillamook Forest Center will not open the first weekend in March this year, extending a closure that first began due to the coronavirus pandemic on March 15, 2020.  The Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF) said in an emailed update that staffing issues—[Read More…]

Parking free at dozens of state parks day after Thanksgiving

The entrance to Stub Stewart State Park. Photo: Chas Hundley Parking will be free at 25 state parks throughout Oregon Friday, November 26, the day after Thanksgiving Day.  It’s a tradition the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department (OPRD) said arose recently and has been dubbed “Green Friday,” which OPRD described[Read More…]

Tillamook Forest Center to remain closed through most of summer

The Tillamook Forest Center. Photo: Chas Hundley The Tillamook Forest Center will remain closed until at least September. The Oregon Department of Forestry-owned and operated facility and property, located along the Wilson River in the heart of the Tillamook State Forest, closed in 2020 due to COVID-19 concerns. Click here[Read More…]

All Tillamook, Clatsop State Forest campgrounds reopening by Memorial Day weekend

The Gales Creek Campground. Photo: Chas Hundley The Oregon Department of Forestry has announced that all campgrounds in the Tillamook and Clatsop State Forests will have reopened by Memorial Day weekend, with the last few stragglers opening Thursday, May 27.  Joining campgrounds opened throughout the last few weeks are Brown’s[Read More…]

Tillamook, Clatsop State Forest recreational sites begin to reopen

The Four County Point Trailhead on May 10, 2021. Photo: Chas Hundley Several campsites and recreation areas in the Tillamook State Forest are reopening after an extended closure due to the coronavirus pandemic, according to the Oregon Department of Forestry.  The Tillamook State Forest’s recreation team moved forward on May[Read More…]

New Year’s ‘first day’ hikes, whale watching at state parks altered due to COVID-19

The entrance to Stub Stewart State Park. Photo: Chas Hundley Two Oregon New Year’s Day traditions are being altered this year due to concerns about the spread of COVID-19. The annual First Day Hikes event, started by the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department (OPRD) in 2012, will take place without[Read More…]

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