STIMSON’S WESTERN OREGON ACCESS FAQs
Review the FAQs for important information about recreational access in Oregon. For additional details and maps, refer to the Oregon Lands Public Access Policy.
Q: What days and times are you open for visitors?
Monday through Friday, 4 p.m. until sunset. We are open from sunrise until sunset on the weekends and designated holidays.
Q: During fire season, when can I enter the property?
Our lands are closed at IFPL level 2 and higher. For more information, refer to the Oregon Department of Forestry IFPL map.
Q: Do I need fire tools to enter through the weekend check station on the Stimson Mainline during the fire season?
Yes, you will need to have the ODF-required fire equipment in your vehicle: a shovel, a 2.5 lb. fire extinguisher, or a gallon of water. You must have fire equipment to be allowed through the check station.
Q: Is a permit required to enter Stimson Lands?
No, we do not require a permit for non-motorized recreational access.
Q: Is there a fee to enter Stimson Lands?
No, access is complimentary.
Q: If a gate is open, can I drive my vehicle in?
No, an open gate does not permit you to enter the property.
Q: Can I cross private lands to enter Stimson Lands?
Only if you have permission from the landowner. Our Oregon Lands Public Access Policy rules apply.
Non-motorized Recreation definition: Walk-in, horses or pack animals, human pedal power only: bicycles, tricycles or any other type of cycle. No e-bikes or pedal assist bikes.
Q: Are dogs allowed on your lands?
Yes, dogs are allowed as long as they are under your control.
Q: Is the area near the Stimson Mill open to the public?
No, this area is closed year-round to public access. See page 9 of our Oregon Lands Public Access Policy for a map of the closed locations near the Mill site.
Q: Is the area around David Hill Road open to public access/hunting?
No, this area is closed year-round to public access. It is in one of our Sensitive Areas listed in our Oregon Lands Public Access Policy as closed on page 3.
Q: Can I camp on your property?
No, we do not allow camping on our lands.
Q: Can I have a fire on your property?
No, we do not allow fires of any kind on our lands.
Q: Can I hang glide or parasail from Stimson Lands?
Q: Can I cut firewood?
We do not allow the public to cut firewood on our lands.
Q: Can I target shoot on Stimson Lands?
No, we do not allow target shooting.
Q: Can I trap on Stimson Lands?
No, we do not allow trapping on Stimson Lands.
Q: Can I set up trail cameras?
No, we do not allow trail cameras on Stimson Lands. See page 2 of our Oregon Lands Public Access Policy.
Q: What kind of hunting can I do on your lands?
There are opportunities to hunt bear, deer, elk, cougar, and upland game birds. We do not allow predator hunting or trapping on our lands.
Q: What is the hunter success rate, Mainline/Hagg Lake?
Buck Deer: 2%
1st Season Elk: 1.8%
2nd Season Elk: 0.0%
Q: If I shoot an animal as a walk-in, can I drive my vehicle in and recover it?
No, access is walk-in and pack-out—plan according to your abilities.
Q: Is the tree farm open to muzzleloader deer hunting during the youth deer weekend?
No, access through the check station is for the youth hunters only. You are welcome to walk in from the access points around the tree farm.
Q: GPS navigation said to use Stimson Mainline to access State Lands. Can I drive through?
Our roads are private, not maintained or owned by the public. The Mainline is a heavy truck haul road, there is no public access. There is no outlet to State Lands on the Mainline. They all have locked gates or are dug up.