Recreation

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. “To help[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…]

State Parks system to close Monday, ODF, ODF&W sites to close overnight camping

The Gales Creek Campground. Photo: Chas Hundley Coronavirus resources: CDC on the coronavirus, Oregon . . . You’ve reached subscriber-only content Register for free to continue reading  Free 7-day trial We rely on subscribers to keep the lights on in our independent newsroom. Join us with a digital subscription today. Click here to[Read More…]

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