Facilities




The Learning Shelter at
the Smith Homestead

The Smith Homestead Forest Learning Shelter and Tillamook Forest Center provide different atmospheres and amenities where you will be welcomed by the scenic Oregon Coast Range, lush forested settings, and friendly, helpful staff. The facilities available for rent include the Smith Homestead Forest Learning Shelter and Janet McLennan Community Room at the Tillamook Forest Center. The Smith Homestead Forest Learning Shelter is the only facility that is available for after-hours events. The Janet McLennan Community Room, which can be divided into two spaces-the Fireplace Room and River Room-is available on a limited basis with priority given to the center's education and interpretive programs. Both facilities were built with sustainability in mind, are fully ADA-accessible and have limited parking for everything from cars to buses or RVs. Drop us a line by email or give us a call at (503) 815-6808 for more information.

The rustic Forest Learning Shelter at the Smith Homestead is an excellent spot for small, casual weddings, workshops, family gatherings, meetings and other events. Well water is available adjacent to the building (no sink). A large fireplace adds ambience to the lush forested setting. Limited electrical power is available. The shelter's indoor tables and benches comfortably accommodate 75 people. Maximum allowed capacity for the facility is 75. Group tours of this facility are available once per month; reservations required. Contact us to make your tour reservation.

The Combined River and Fireplace Room at the Tillamook Forest Center can be divided into two separate spaces or can function as one large room. The full space will comfortably hold about 70 people seated in rows of chairs. The room features a working fireplace, deck overlooking the Wilson River, sinks, projection screens, and direct access to the trail system just outside the door.

Additional Information

Please note:

  • Private event rental fees for the Smith Homestead Forest Learning Shelter have changed as of January 31, 2017. This rental fee increase is the first since 2003 and is necessary to help cover increasing facility costs.
  • The bridge and Combined River and Fireplace Rooms at the Tillamook Forest Center are not available for after-hours events.

Available Facilities

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Smith Homestead Request Reservation
Combined River and Fireplace Room Request Reservation
Fireplace Room Request Reservation
River Room Request Reservation