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2018 Starker Forest Tours

Marci Sischo | 06/18/2018 | Featured on Home Page, Nature Walks/Trails, Outdoor Recreation

Starker Forests Tours

July 11, 25 | August 1, 15, 29

Meet at the Corvallis Comfort Inn Suites at 12:45 p.m., return by 4:30 p.m.

Tours are free, reservations required.

Starker Forests & Georgia Pacific Mill Tours

July 18 | August 8, 22

Meet at the Corvallis Comfort Inn Suites at 10:30 a.m., return by 4:30 p.m.

Bring a sack lunch. No one under 12 allowed. Closed-toe shoes required, long pants required, no shorts or skirts allowed.

Tours are free, reservations required.

Make Reservations

Call Visit Corvallis at 1-800-334-8118 or 541-757-1544.

Take Starker Forests Tours and tour a gorgeous working forest!

Free guided tours of beautiful Starker Forests are available in July and August. Starker Forests Tours are about three and a half hours long and begin when you’re picked up in front of the Corvallis Comfort Suites Inn lobby at 12:45 and transported to Starker Forests for your tour. The tour involves, among other activities, a 1/4-mile walk , where you will learn about the different practices of forest management that Starker Forests applies. Remember to dress appropriately for the weather and wear comfortable walking shoes! You’ll return to the Comfort Suites Inn around 4:30 pm.

Seating for the tours is limited so reservations for all Starker Forests Tours are required. Please call Visit Corvallis at 800-334-8118 or 541-757-1544 to make your reservation. Please be sure to call Visit Corvallis if you need to cancel, so we can make room for those on the waiting list. Please try to call by the Tuesday before your tour, by 5pm if you need to cancel. For those signing up 10 or more people, please call to make arrangements to take tour on a different day of the week. (We like to leave the Wednesday tour available for those reserving for smaller groups, pairs, or by themselves.)

Special, all-day tours happen three times this season. On these days, you’ll tour the Georgia Pacific Mill in the morning, followed by the guided tour of Starker Forests in the afternoon. You’ll be picked up at the Corvallis Comfort Suites Inn at 10:30am and whisked away to tour the mill. Afterwards, it’s off to the forest for the guided tour. Bring a lunch with you to enjoy on the drive! You’ll be back by around 4:30, as usual, and dropped off at the Comfort Suites Inn.

No children under 12 are allowed on this all-day tour, as the Georgia Pacific Mill is a working mill. Guests on this tour must remember to wear closed-toed shoes like sneakers or hiking boots, and long pants. No open-toed shoes like sandals, or shorts or skirts, are allowed. Unfortunately, it’s not possible at this time to sign up for only the Mill tour or only the Starker Forests tour on these all-day tours.

Starker Forests Tour Details

  • Meet in the lobby of the Corvallis Comfort Suites Inn (1730 NW 9th St.) at 12:45pm. The tour leaves at 1pm.
  • Tour returns to the Corvallis Comfort Suites Inn about 4:30pm.
  • Remember to dress appropriately for the weather and wear comfortable walking shoes.
  • If you need to cancel, please call Visit Corvallis to let us know. Call by the Tuesday before your tour, by 5pm, if you need to cancel.

Starker Forests & Georgia Pacific Mill Tour Details

  • Meet in the lobby of the Corvallis Comfort Suites Inn (1730 NW 9th St.) at 10:30am. The tour leaves at 10:45am.
  • No children under 12 are allowed on the Georgia Pacific Mill Tours because the mill is a working mill.
  • Guests on this tour must remember to wear closed-toed shoes like sneakers or hiking boots, and long pants. No open-toed shoes like sandals, or shorts or skirts, are allowed.
  • Tour returns to the Corvallis Comfort Suites Inn about 4:30pm.
  • Remember to dress appropriately for the weather and wear comfortable walking shoes.
  • Bring a sack lunch to enjoy between the mill tour and forest tour in the afternoon.
  • Unfortunately, it’s not possible at this time to sign up for only the Mill tour or only the Starker Forests tour on these all-day tours.
  • If you need to cancel, please call Visit Corvallis to let us know. Call by the Tuesday before your tour, by 5pm, if you need to cancel.

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