This site provides insight into managed forest habitats on the fringe of the valley. The range of forest ages host a good variety of bird species, including Hairy Woodpecker in the mature stands, and Hermit Warbler during migration. Signboards inform on the life cycle of managed forests. A free entry permit is required and can be picked up at the office. You may also call 541-929-2477 ahead of time and ask for a permit to be mailed or faxed to you. The permit is good for access to the entire forest, not just the self-guided hiking loop.
From Philomath go W on US Hwy 20 for 11 mi to Blodgett. Continue 0.5 mi past the Blodgett Store and turn L on Blodgett Rd. Turn R at the T intersection (about 100 ft) and then L on Tum Tum Rd just past the school (less than 0.1 mi). Follow Tum Tum Rd (gravel) 1.5 mi and turn R at sign for Starker Forest Tour. Follow this road 0.1 mi to a gravel parking lot on L.
Displays relics and historical information featuring the Siuslaw River and its pioneers. Home life, farming, fishing, lumbering and transportation are shown in displays and pictures. Wheelchair ramp. Closed Mondays. Closed in December
Alder House offers visitors a unique front-row glassblowing experience — not behind a glass or wall, but right in the heat of it all. What you will see is the real thing, like you would in Venice and other distinguished...