South Fork Forest Camp

South Fork Forest Camp (SFFC) is a minimum-security work camp located approximately 28 miles east of Tillamook, Oregon, just off of Highway 6 along the Wilson River Highway. SFFC was established in 1951 and is a satellite facility to Columbia River Correctional Institution (CRCI), a minimum-security facility located in Portland. SFFC is managed jointly with the Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF). 

The first buildings at the camp were built at the Oregon State Penitentiary, brought in and set up at what is now SFFC. These first cabins were quite primitive, with tar-paper walls, no plumbing or heat and offered little in terms of comfort for the inmates initially assigned to the camp. Fifteen inmates were assigned to each cabin. 

The cabins in use at the camp today are constructed out of wood, all are fully plumbed, have showers and forced-air gas heat. Until October of 1996, they were heated with wood stoves, but to cut back on wood consumption, they were retrofitted with gas heat. Each cabin now houses twelve inmates. 

The road which runs along the front of the camp was the old stagecoach road which ran from Forest Grove to Tillamook.

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Visiting Hours and Rules

Visiting hours at South Fork Forest Camp are as follows:

Fridays                                      6:30 pm to 8:00 pm

Saturdays and Sundays        8:30 am to 11:00 am
                                                  1:00 pm to 3:30 pm

You must arrive no later than 30 minutes before the end of a visiting session. 

Visiting Application

A visitor must complete and submit a visiting application, and if approved will automatically be added to the AICs visiting list. However, an AIC can choose to remove the visitor from their list at any time. You can email the visiting application to the Inmate Services Unit or fax to (503) 378-3763. You can also mail the form to 2575 Center St NE, Salem, OR 97301.

The AIC will be notified in writing if a visitor has been approved and added to their visiting list or denied. It is the AICs responsibility to notify the visitor of the approval or denial. If denied, the visitor or the AIC may appeal the decision.

What to bring to your visit

  • Photo Identification (all visitors 15 and older)
  • Money (a maximum of $15 in quarters for the vending machines)
  • Metal Detector Medical Exception Form 
    • If you have a medical condition that makes it unsafe for you to walk through a metal detector, have your doctor complete the Metal Detector Medical Exception Form linked above.

Other Approved Items

  • Pictures (up to five non-Polaroid photographs or five sheets of photographs)
  • Infant items
    • Approved items per child include: two diapers, one clear plastic bottle, one single layer blanket, one pacifier, and diaper wipes contained in a clear plastic bag.
  • Emergency medications

What to Leave at Home or in a Institution Locker

  • Non-emergency medications, prescribed or non-prescribed, are not allowed in the visiting room. 
  • There is no smoking allowed on any State of Oregon property, so please leave any tobacco products, vapes, etc. behind. 
  • Cash other than $15 in quarters. You cannot bring checkbooks, credit and/or debit cards into the visiting area. 
  • No electronic devices
  • No weapons of any kind
  • Metal buttons, body piercings, jewelry, underwire bras, and some shoes may activate the metal detector.

Dress Code

DO NOT WEAR BLUE DENIM OR BLUE CLOTHING OF ANY KIND. This is for security purposes, since inmates themselves wear blue and blue denim clothing.

Dress conservatively. Dresses, skirts, jumpers, culottes, and shorts are permitted if they are worn at knee level or lower when standing. Footwear and undergarments are required.

Prohibited clothing:

  • Suggestive, revealing, low-cut, or skimpy clothing. Hats, wrap-around skirts, halter tops, sheer or see-through clothing are not allowed. 
  • Other types of provocative clothing; camouflage of any kind; and clothing, hairstyles, insignias or other paraphernalia associated with security threat groups or that are inflammatory in nature are not allowed.
  • Raincoats, ski jackets, and other garments that are lined are not allowed inside the visiting room.

Physical Address

South Fork Forest Camp
48300 Wilson River Hwy
Tillamook, OR 97141-9799

Driving Directions:

General Phone Number


Inmate Mailing Address(es)

Inmate Name, SID Number
South Fork Forest Camp
48300 Wilson River Hwy
Tillamook, OR 97141-9799

The only items you can mail directly to your inmate are letters and pictures. Books, magazines, and newspapers must be sent to the AIC directly from a publisher/distributor. All other items, such as games or food, are prohibited. 

To send a letter to an AIC, the following MUST be included on the envelope:

  • The AICs name as it appears on their Oregon Department of Corrections records (no nicknames) 
  • The AICs Oregon state offender identification number (SID#)
  • Correct facility name and complete address
  • A return address with the complete name and address of the sender

To find an adult in custody's correct name, SID number and other information, use the Adult in custody Lookup System.

How to Call an Inmate

Inmates at South Fork Forest Camp can’t receive incoming phone calls, but they do have access to phones during certain hours. For complete details on how to call an inmate in Oregon, please click here.

How to Send Money

The Oregon Department of Corrections (DOC) has contracts with JPay, CenturyLink (CenturyLink uses the vendor Access Corrections for Trust deposits), and Telmate. 

Adults in custody have two main types of accounts: a phone account and a commissary (trust) account. 

  • Phone account funds can be used for phone calls, electronic messaging, and computer tablet services. 
  • Commissary account funds can be used for items from the Institution like snacks, toiletries, and other goods and services. The DOC Rule on Trust Accounts has more detailed information on commissary accounts.


With JPay, you can place money on an AICs commissary (trust) account:

  • JPay website: Visit the JPay website to create an account and send money with a credit or debit card.
  • Phone: Call (800) 574-5729 to deposit money with a credit or debit card.
  • In person: Visit Wal-Mart, 7-Eleven, or CVS to purchase a MoneyGram with cash or card. Once purchased, call (800) 574-5729 and use receive code, 7813.

Century Link

CenturyLink uses a vendor called Access Corrections, so you can place money on an AIC's commissary (trust) account:

  • Visit the Access Corrections website to create an account and send money with a credit or debit card.
  • Phone: Call (866) 345-1884 to send money with a credit or debit card.
  • In person: Visit any Western Union Agent to send money with cash or card.


With Telmate, you can place money on an AIC's commissary (trust) account.

  • Telmate website or app: Visit the Telmate website or download the app to deposit using a credit or debit card 
  • Phone: Call Telmate customer service at (866) 516-0115.

US Mail

The Oregon Department of Corrections (DOC) will ONLY accept money orders and cashier's checks through the mail. Make the money order or cashier’s check payable to “DOC” with the adult in custody's name and SID number. (Example: DOC for John Doe, SID #1234567)

Write the name and mailing address of the purchaser, including city, state, and zip code on the money order or cashier's check AND in the return address area of the mailing envelope. This information must be current and legible or your item will be returned.

Mail the money order or cashier’s check to:

Central Trust, AICs Name and SID Number
Oregon Department of Corrections
PO Box 14400
Salem, OR 97309-5077

Programs For Inmates

Inmates support up to 15 ODF crews and one Oregon Parks and Recreation Department contract crew. They also provide support in SFFC’s physical plant, kitchen, laundry, and boot room. Some of the work done in conjunction with ODF is pre-commercial tree thinning, trapping of mountain beavers, tree planting, and chemical treatments for insect and disease control. 

Part of SFFC's mission is to supply a ready workforce to combat forest or wildfires throughout the state. Crews provide critical support for statewide fire operations, recreation, and reforestation, as well as support for special projects such as sign making, metal fabrication and tool or equipment repair.

Crews also provide treatment for about 10,000 acres of young tree stands each year; build or maintain up to 105 miles of hiking trails; and maintain campgrounds, day use areas, and trailheads within the Northwest Oregon Area (NWOA).  

  • Forestry Labor Program
  • Wildlife Rehabilitation Program
  • Tuffy Creek Fish Hatchery

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Careers at South Fork Forest Camp

If you are interested in a career with the Oregon Department of Corrections, you can find out more information about available jobs at South Fork Forest Camp by clicking here.