We love what makes Tillamook County so special, from our coastline to our forests and everything in between. Use our animated map to learn some fast facts about the region and the different ecological zones that can be found here.
Oysters can Filter up to 50 Gallons of Water per Day
Netarts Bay is home to one of the Largest Shellfish Hatcheries in the U.S
More than 1,750 Gray Whales Migrate Along the Oregon Coast every Winter & Spring
Tillamook County has Over 7,000 Stream miles
Rogers Peak is the Tallest Point in Tillamook County at 3,706ft
Coastal Habitat Zones
Take a scroll through our four coastal habitat zones. The many fish, birds, and other wildlife that call these zones home rely on the unique elements of each habitat to survive and thrive.
Tillamook County is home to 5 major estuaries that feed into our ocean seascape. Estuaries form a transition zone between river and ocean environments. The inflow of both sea water and fresh water provides high levels of nutrients, making estuaries among the most productive habitats in the world.
Perched on the edge of the continental shelf, Tillamook County meets the Pacific Ocean with intensity and grandeur. Cascading cliffs provide a backdrop to crashing waves, sea stars shelter in expansive tide pools, and some of the world’s largest monoliths rise from the ocean floor.
Tillamook County gains much of its character from 7 major rivers, which include the Nehalem, Trask, and Nestucca. Fish like steelhead, cutthroat, and salmon return each year to spawn in the rivers' tributary streams.
The forests within Tillamook County are dense and diverse. Large spruce trees reach to the sky as native shrubs expand to the water's edge. Nutrient rich soil, rolling fog lines, and ample rainfall cater to many creatures that call these forests home.