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Westfir, Oregon
47441 Westoak Road
PO Box 296
Westfir Oregon 97492
Fax: 541-782-3983

The second you pull into the town of Westfir, you know what the past was and the future is. The landmark for this former lumber community is the Office Bridge. At a length of 180 feet, the Office Bridge is Oregon's longest covered bridge. Originally built in 1944, it connected the Westfir Lumber Company mill to the main office. Today the office is the Westfir Lodge, Bed & Breakfast, which still contains the original vault. A distinct feature of the bridge is the covered walkway, which allowed people safe access across without being in the way of loaded log trucks. It was not only the vast abundance of timber that brought people to this booming town but the many recreational opportunities that are still enchanting people today.

From the Office Bridge you can access the North Fork of the Middle Fork of the Willamette River which is a fly fishermen's delight. With many access point from the West Cascade Scenic Byway, deep fishing whole hide the catch of lifetime. The Byway is one of the nation's first 50 National Scenic Byways, this drive gives the opportunity to view spectacular scenery and points of cultural, geologic, and historic interests. Generally, the Byway is closed during the winter due to snowfall, though at lower elevations some areas are accessible. To obtain more information, contact the Middle Fork Ranger District. When stopping by or calling, ask about the Tape Tour for the route.

Hikers and Bikers will also find plenty to do in Westfir. From the Office Bridge, hiking enthusiast can access the North Fork Trail #3666. Follow the trail 5.5 miles along the North Fork River to view whitewater and meandering sections of the river. To access the trail, cross the Office Bridge. The trail head is to the immediate right. Hikers and bikers can both enjoy the Alpine Trial #3450. Encounter many different landscapes along this 5.5 mile trail from meadows to wooded areas. Access trail by going Hemlock and turning left on to Forest Road 5821. Follow 5821 through Hemlock to trail head on the right, about 1 mile. Bikers will enjoy riding the West Cascade Scenic Byway. This Byway has been part of the Tour de Lane and offers excellent viewing of the North Fork River, forested areas, wildlife and much more.


Whatever your fancy may be from covered bridges to hiking to fishing to just plain relaxing, you can do it all in Westfir.