Fire danger on the east side of the Tillamook State Forest was set to high Thursday morning as temperatures rose.
Tillamook State Forest
This is the last weekend before the Tillamook Forest Center reduces hours for the fall and then closes in November.
Fire danger in this corner of the state has lowered enough that the Oregon Department of Forestry plans to reduce the fire danger level for public use restrictions to moderate (blue) Tuesday morning in the Tillamook Forest.
Ninety years ago to the day, the first fire of what would become known as the Tillamook Burn started near Gales Creek. We've gathered oral histories, written diaries, and newspaper clippings detailing what happened.
The Tillamook State Forest will be at "High" fire danger Friday. The move comes with a series of restrictions, including only allowing off-road vehicles before 1 p.m. and after 8 p.m.
A celebration to mark the 50th anniversary of the creation of the Tillamook State Forest will be held at the Tillamook Forest Center Saturday, July 22.
Fire season will begin in the Northwest Oregon Forest Protective Association (NWOFPA) region Wednesday, June 14 at 1 a.m.
The Gales Creek Campground and Reehers Camp are scheduled to open to overnight campers Friday, May 19, according to the Oregon Department of Forestry.
Timber sales in the Tillamook State Forest and nearby forests generated $30.5 million for taxing districts in Washington, Tillamook, and Columbia Counties in fiscal year 2022, the Oregon Department of Forestry said.
The body of Thomas Geiger, a man missing in the Tillamook State Forest since February, was found Saturday at the summit of the Coast Range near Highway 6.