Tillamook State Forest

View of Tillamook State Forest

Support local journalism by subscribing today! Click Here to see our current offers.

Vehicle access to Smith Creek Road off Hwy 6 and Barnsdale Road off Miami Foley Road on the Tillamook State Forest will be restricted due to increasing vandalism, illegal dumping and resource damage. Access will be blocked on these dead end roads with gates starting in July.

The Oregon Department of Forestry is installing gates that will allow walk-in, bicycle or horseback access. The goal of restricting vehicle access is stopping illegal activities that have been on the rise recently, such as dumping stolen cars and trash, vandalism, unlawful long-term camping, and other criminal activity. The resulting repair and debris removal work is a costly use of limited public resources.

Walk-in and bicycle access will still allow forest users to enjoy most lawful activities, and should cut back on the behaviors that detract from the outdoor experience. The gates will be open during hunting season.

2
0
2
2
6

Online Poll

What are you doing to stay safe from COVID-19?

You voted:

Online Poll

What are you doing to stay safe from COVID-19?

You voted:

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

1. Be Civil. No bullying, name calling, or insults.
2. Keep it Clean and Be Nice. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
3. Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
4. Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
5. Be Proactive. Let us know of abusive posts. Multiple reports will take a comment offline.
6. Stay On Topic. Any comment that is not related to the original post will be deleted.
7. Abuse of these rules will result in the thread being disabled, comments denied, and/or user blocked.
8. PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK.