Program & Event Calendar

Are you looking for something fun to do in the forest? Join the Tillamook Forest Center staff for a variety of fascinating, forest-related programs. From Dutch oven cooking presentations to wildflower walks we’ve got something for everyone.

Most events are FREE and open to ALL AGES.

Do you have an organized group that would like a special program about the Tillamook State Forest? Contact us in advance of your planned visit to see if we can accommodate your group.

For more information call 866-930-4646. For directions to the center click here.

September 22 (Sat) 5:30 PM

The Root Ball Fundraiser

With you, we can deepen our roots and strengthen support into the future. This year, we will step back in time and celebrate the forest’s bounty in elegance with an old-fashioned fancy-dress picnic on the bridge overlooking the Wilson River. Wholesome food, friends, and music will fill the forest. Funds raised will support furnishings and equipment for the new Forest Education Pavilion. More than just a benefit dinner, the Root Ball is guaranteed to be a unique experience! Tickets are $75/person and space is limited! To register, go to: bit.ly/2018RootBall.

September 29 (Sat) 10:00 AM

Wilson River Clean Up

Join the Oregon Department of Forestry for a cleanup along the banks of the beautiful Wilson River. Registration begins at 10:00 am at Smith Homestead Day Use Area. This is a very popular destination for year-round visitors looking to spend time fishing, hiking, relaxing and swimming in the Wilson River. Join us as we clean the river banks before the high waters of winter carry the debris to the sea. Please wear sturdy footwear, dress for the weather, and bring water. Cleanup supplies will be provided. Registration is required. Sign up at solvoregon.org.

Smith Homestead Day Use Area is located 22 miles from Tillamook and 49 miles from Portland in the Tillamook State Forest. From Highway 6, take North Fork Road at milepost 22, and make the first right into Smith Homestead Day Use Area. This is 1/2 mile east of the Tillamook Forest Center.

October 6 (Sat) 10:00 AM

Celebrating Route 6 | Sketch Crawl

In conjunction with Highway 6’s recent designation as the Trees to Sea Oregon Scenic Byway, the center is partnering with the Tillamook County Pioneer Museum and the Art Accelerated Gallery for a yearlong celebration of Route 6! Artists of all skill levels are invited to paint, draw, write, make music, or sculpt about their impressions of autumn along the majestic Route 6 corridor on October 6th, 9:30 – 3 pm. The day begins at 9:30 am at the Art Accelerated Gallery, located in downtown Tillamook at 1906 Third Street. Artist will then gather at the Tillamook Forest Center at 10 am. There are many scenic views at the center for inspiration. The brand new Forest Education Pavilion will be available for lunch. Live music will be provided. Attendees can gather at the close of the event from 1:30 – 3pm for a show-and-tell. Visit the Route 6! Facebook page for event details: www.facebook.com/ArtAccelerated2015.

October 14 (Sun) 11:00 AM

Mysterious Mushrooms of the Tillamook State Forest

An amazing variety of fungi thrive in the Tillamook State Forest. Join State Park Ranger Dane Osis for a program on these wild forest mushrooms. You will view freshly picked fungi, learn to identify edible and poisonous varieties, and discover the important roles that fungi play in forest health. Following the talk, you can take an optional short hike with Dane to search for and identify mushrooms. Feel free to bring in samples of mushrooms for identification.

This workshop is for ages 12 – adult, beginning mushroom hunters, and space is limited. Registration is required and the deadline is Wednesday, October 10th. Please call 866-930-4646 to submit payment for registration

November 17 (Sat) 10:00 AM

Rain Festival

Don’t let the November rain get you down. As the flora and fauna of the Tillamook State Forest know, rain should be celebrated. Join a naturalist for a guided hike through the temperate rainforest looking to spot spawning salmon, create rain-related crafts, or embark on a special splishy-sploshy scavenger hunt. Rain Fest will also feature our popular Salmon Release, where you can discover the incredible lifecycle of Pacific salmon and release wild fry that were raised in our visitor center fish tank. More details coming soon!

November 18 (Sun) 10:00 AM

Rain Festival

Don’t let the November rain get you down. As the flora and fauna of the Tillamook State Forest know, rain should be celebrated. Join a naturalist for a guided hike through the temperate rainforest looking to spot spawning salmon, create rain-related crafts, or embark on a special splishy-sploshy scavenger hunt. Rain Fest will also feature our popular Salmon Release, where you can discover the incredible lifecycle of Pacific salmon and release wild fry that were raised in our visitor center fish tank. More details coming soon!

November 23 (Fri) 11:00 AM

Holiday Wreath Making

Bring the beauty of the forest home this winter by creating a winter wreath. Participants will be introduced to a variety of natural materials that can be used for home decoration during the holiday season. Younger children will also be able to make a cone craft. All materials and supplies are included in the cost of the class. Registration is required and the deadline is Wednesday, November 21st. Please call 866-930-4646 to submit payment for registration.

November 24 (Sat) 11:00 AM

Holiday Wreath Making

Bring the beauty of the forest home this winter by creating a winter wreath. Participants will be introduced to a variety of natural materials that can be used for home decoration during the holiday season. Younger children will also be able to make a cone craft. All materials and supplies are included in the cost of the class. Registration is required and the deadline is Wednesday, November 21st. Please call 866-930-4646 to submit payment for registration.

November 25 (Sun) 11:00 AM

Holiday Wreath Making

Bring the beauty of the forest home this winter by creating a winter wreath. Participants will be introduced to a variety of natural materials that can be used for home decoration during the holiday season. Younger children will also be able to make a cone craft. All materials and supplies are included in the cost of the class. Registration is required and the deadline is Wednesday, November 21st. Please call 866-930-4646 to submit payment for registration.