Current Events

Fun Forest Programs! - Check out our program schedule

There is a lot to see and do here at the Tillamook Forest Center, including family-friendly activities. Join our interpretive naturalists for a wide variety of enjoyable programs. Upcoming special events are listed below.


Tillamook Tales
Second Saturdays: May 10th (Frogs), June 7th

11:30 am

It’s story time at the Tillamook Forest Center!
Join us to explore the forest through stories, songs, and activities – geared for young children (ages 3-6) and their caregivers. We will start off with an engaging children’s story and follow up with a fun activity; sure to entertain the wee ones. Each month we will host a different forest adventure, so come along and let our naturalists tell you a Tillamook Tale! This program is FREE and will be held the second Saturday of each month at the Tillamook Forest Center and includes a snack.

Please note: April 12 we are hosting our annual Arbor Week Tree Plant and will not be offering Tillamook Tales.


Arbor Week Celebration ~ Plant a tree with us!
April 12 (Saturday)

Help us celebrate and kick off Arbor Week with a variety of fun, family activities that highlight the magic of trees and our forests. There will be crafts, games and tree planting.

10:30 am & 1:30 pm

Staff will guide participants to a tree planting site and provide native tree seedlings to be planted in the Tillamook State Forest. Participants will receive a tree planting certificate. This event is rain or shine so please consider:

  • Spending one to two hours tree planting
  • Wearing sturdy shoes - we will be planting on uneven ground
  • Dressing in layers. Temperatures are usually 10 degrees cooler in the forest
Family activities and special exhibits will also be available throughout the weekend. You will be able to:
  • Create tree arts and crafts
  • Go on a tree scavenger hunt to win a prize
  • Plant a tree seed to take home!

Step into the shoes of citizens who helped plant the Tillamook Burn and created the Tillamook State Forest! You are guaranteed to have a tree-mendous time!

Registration is required for large groups and the deadline is Wednesday, April 9th

Click here to register the number in your group and which time you are interested in planting or call (866) 930-8686. Activities are available for all ages and abilities. If you have a special need, please check in at the front desk.

Wildfire Awareness Week
May 7 - 11

Save the date!

Details coming soon!


Salmon Release Walk
Specific dates and times coming soon!

Submerge yourself in the world of salmon. In the Tillamook State Forest, salmon live in the cool, clear rivers that run through the Coast Range. Join us to explore life cycles, habitat requirements, and the underwater oasis of these dynamic fish. We will be exploring the wild salmon habitat as we walk a short distance to release live small fry into Jones Creek.