ODF, Recreation, Tillamook State Forest

Tillamook Forest Center to remain closed through 2021

The Tillamook Forest Center. Photo: Chas Hundley

The Tillamook Forest Center will remain closed through the rest of the year, the Oregon Department of Forestry said Tuesday. 

“The closure is in place to help limit exposure to COVID-19 and to protect our entire community, to comply with state office closures, and to allow us time to rebuild our staff,” the center’s Facebook page read in a statement August 31.

Initially closed at the onset of the coronavirus pandemic on March 15, 2020, the ODF-operated facility in the Tillamook State Forest, which closes its doors for the winter, remained shuttered for the rest of that season as the state, nation, and world grappled with the rapid spread of the virus. It had opened for the season less than two weeks earlier on March 4 of that year.

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