Tillamook State Forest

Tillamook State Forest

The Tillamook State Forest is a convert|364000|acre|km2|-1 forest managed by the Oregon Department of Forestry. It is located convert|40|mi|km|0 west of Portland in the Northern Oregon Coast Range. The area was mostly burned in a series of forest fires, starting in 1933, which are now called the Tillamook Burn. The forest was re-planted from 1949 to 1973 in the largest reforestation project of its kind. On July 18, 1973, Oregon governor Tom McCall officially designated it a State Forest.

The forest's recreation sites include campgrounds, hiking and backpacking trails, fishing, swimming and an interpretative center. Some of the trails are open to horses and pack animals, mountain bikes and motorized vehicles in various combinations.

In 2006, the Tillamook Forest Center opened on Oregon Route 6 between Portland and Tillamook. The Forest Center's features include a short film about the Tillamook Burn, [ [http://www.katu.com/outdoor/story.asp?ID=84716] Dead link|date=March 2008] and a suspension bridge crossing the Wilson River.

ee also

*List of Oregon state forests
*South Saddle Mountain
*Rogers Peak


External links

* [http://www.oregon.gov/ODF/TSF/tsf.shtml Oregon Department of Forestry page for the Tillamook State Forest]
* [http://www.tillamookforestcenter.org/ Tillamook Forest Center]

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