This is the eastern most OHV campground in the Tillamook State Forest and is the recommended staging area for novice and amateur OHV riders.
The area provides many types of fun trails, secluded campsites right on the banks of the creek and plenty of shade. The creek that flows through the campground is shallow and sometimes a little muddy/cloudy, and although the sharp rocks don’t make it very suitable for swimming, it’s deep enough do a little wading to cool off. (There is a popular swimming area down the road at the entrance to Diamond Mill OHV Area)
Most of the trails here are looped, and are marked and rated for difficulty, but bring a GPS/Radio unit anyway. There are a number of runs that are twisty and narrow, and most would also be plenty wide enough for ATVs. The trails also seemed split when necessary to offer an easy way around the deep rutted or technical spots. Our only complaint might be that most of the turns are not well banked, so the trails didn’t have a very good flow for faster riding, but that may have changed since we last visited and overall it was still very fun. Browns Camp is a great choice if you like easy woods riding.
Oregon Department of Forestry – Forest Grove District
801 Gales Creek Rd.
Forest Grove, OR 97116
Phone : 503 357 2191, 503 359 7401
Website : Browns Camp OHV Area