Roseburg Forest

Recreational Access to our oregon Timberlands

Oregon Blacktail Deer

Roseburg Forest Products has a long history of providing controlled public access to its privately owned Oregon timberlands for recreational purposes. While many timberland owners now charge a fee for recreational access, Roseburg will continue to permit free access through its non-fee controlled public access program, so long as users comply with certain restrictions designed to keep the public safe and to prevent wildfires and other potential hazards from impacting our valuable timberland resources. Roseburg appreciates your cooperation in complying with these regulations so that we can continue to provide public access to these timberlands.

We do not provide ownership maps of our timberlands to the public, but will post maps on this webpage of selected areas that we may open for the Fall hunting seasons once fire season is over.

Fire Season Access

Gated Properties
Forest Fire

During the state-declared fire season all gated access to Roseburg timberlands is closed to all forms of motorized vehicular access. Walk-in access is allowed as long as the Industrial Fire Precaution Level (IFPL) is at Level I. When fire danger increases to IFPL II or greater then all forms of public access are prohibited to protect timberland resources from the threat of wildfire caused by public negligence. A zone map showing the current IFPL for areas you may be interested in can be found at the following link: https://gisapps.odf.oregon.gov/firerestrictions/ifpl.html.

Roseburg Sign: Area Closed to Public

For additional information on restrictions and prohibited activities during fire season, go to the Oregon Department of Forestry website at http://www.oregon.gov/ODF/Fire/Pages/Restrictions.aspx.

All gates accessing our Oregon timberlands are clearly posted with signs indicating which fire zone they are located in and which fire protection agency to call to check the current IFPL for the area you would like to access. To the left is a picture of a sign you will see on our gates in fire zone CS-1.

 

 

 

 

Ungated Properties

Roseburg's ownership is intermixed with other landowners, particularly the Bureau of Land Management, where it is impractical to prevent the public from accessing our timberlands due to public roads going through them. In these situations, the public is allowed to drive through our timberlands and access our timberlands off these public roads. However, the public is not allowed to leave the public road and access our timberlands when IFPL is at Level II or greater.

Other Signs You May See On Our Timberlands

Roseburg Sign: No Trespassing

Properties with no permitted public access
Cell towerRoseburg has a number of properties where all public access is prohibited at all times. These properties include those where access occurs via an easement on other private property with no provision for public access. Other properties contain valuable infrastructure such as cell towers where public access is prohibited to prevent vandalism and theft. These properties are clearly posted with the sign shown to the left. 

 

Active Operations Active Operations
LoggingRoseburg's timberlands are a working forest, and from time to time it is necessary to restrict public access to certain properties to keep the public safe from active operations such as logging, road building or forestry activities. This temporary closure can apply to areas that the public has previously been allowed access, so it is important to pay attention to any changes in signs posted at gates. In areas where we are actively operating the gates may be open but the gate will be posted to stay out. These properties will be clearly posted with the sign shown to the left. 

 

Roseburg Sign: Open to Public

Fall Hunting Season
Buck in the forestIn the fall after fire season has been declared over, Roseburg will open up selected tracts and allow the public to access them in motorized vehicles. Signs will indicate that motorized access is permitted and for how long. Open tracts will be listed on this web page every fall once fire season is over. See below for the most recent updated tracts for 2017. An example of this sign is shown to the left.

Burnt Mountain Hunting Areas
Camp Creek Yellow Creek Hunting Areas
Cow Creek Hunting Areas
Siuslaw Upper Smith River Hunting Areas

  

Prohibited Activities

The following activities are prohibited at all times. Violators will be prosecuted.

Garbage in the forest

  • Littering or dumping trash or yard debris
  • Campfires outside of established camp sites and never during fire season
  • Smoking outside of an enclosed cab
  • Commercial removal of wood products or minor forest products without a permit
  • Personal firewood cutting without a permit
  • Off road vehicle use including overland travel and dirt roads
  • Christmas tree cutting
  • Vandalism of forest resources
  • Fireworks or exploding targets such as Tannerite®
  • Parking in front of gates. If your vehicle is found blocking a gate it will be towed

 

Permitted Activities

Cantharellus_cibarius mushroomsThe following activities are permitted subject to fire season restrictions and other restrictions that may be in effect at the time or location of access.

  • Walking/Hiking
  • Bicycling
  • Horseback riding on established rocked roads
  • Motorized vehicles, including ATVs, on established rocked roads
  • Collection of minor forest products for personal use and not for resale; Examples include salal, mushrooms, and ferns but excludes cedar boughs
  • Hunting and fishing when in full compliance with all state hunting and fishing regulations

Please remember that accessing Roseburg's private timberlands is a privilege and not a right. Restrictions on public use of company timberlands protect our timberlands from fire or other perils. They are intended to keep you safe so that you can have an enjoyable experience when recreating on our property.

Please help us keep our Oregon lands open to the public by following rules and posted signs at all times. If there is no sign posted at a gate entering our timberlands, assume that the property is closed to all public access even if the gate is open.

For additional information about accessing Roseburg's timberlands or to report violators, call our recreation hotline at 541-784-2895.

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