Tillamook Forest Center

Tillamook, OR

Where are we going?

Tillamook Forest Center
45500 Wilson River Hwy
OR 97141

503 815-6800

What is there to do?

The Tillamook State Forest is a beautiful part of Oregon, and what better place to get out into nature than there! The Tillamook Forest Center is such a special place to visit the the entire family. You can get a deeper connection to the stunning forests through exploration, and creating lasting memories and unforgettable experiences.

Right in the heart of the Tillamook State Forest, this interpretive and educational center gives everyone a real look at the legacy and history of the forest, but also a great starting point for your outdoor adventure! 

There is SO much to see and do in this amazing outdoor playground! Why not enjoy a family picnic in the woods, or watch the spawning salmon play in the water? If you are feeling active, you can attempt that adventurous climb to the top of a forest fire lookout (and don't forget to spend time at the top to enjoy those amazing views!)

Did you know that the Tillamook State Forest also has an amazing history? Well, just over 100 years ago, the area was actually served by stagecoach, and was the home of the frontier families. Today, YOUR family can learn all about the stories from others who experienced the area, and called it home. There certainly are plenty of stories to be heard too!

Tillamook Forest Center is great for fun programs, which are always very family-friendly! There are interpretive naturalises that will take you out on a number of programs, including forest nights, talks on wildlife, arts & crafts and even scavenger hunts! 

How fun does that sound! Only about an hours drive from Portland, there is much outdoor fun to be had! 

How much does it cost?

Adults: Free!

Children: Free!


Need a little extra help?

Service animals are welcome inside the buildings.


When can we go?

Spring: Wed to Sun 10am - 4pm / Seasonal days vary

Closed December to February


Any top tips?

If you’re planning to explore the trails a bit, they suggest sturdy shoes or boots. Spring and fall can be rainy so be prepared. Bring a raincoat or plan to borrow one of our umbrellas for a little outdoor exploration.

I’m Hungry!

There are drink and food vending machines on the sites! The nearest food is Lee's Camp Store - 1.25 miles east.

Healthy Eating

There are plenty of places for you to picnic, so why not bring your own healthy lunch and enjoy it in the forest!

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