Caretaker Residence

The caretaker residence is located adjacent to the main restroom in the lower parking lot containing the Bus/Welcome Center.

Event Parking

The upper parking lot is available for visitors who are using Everett Hall or attending an educational event.

Bus/Welcome Center Parking

The lower parking lot is used for large school groups as well as designated spaces for day use visitors next to Welcome Center.


There are three restrooms on the property. The main ‘full service’ restroom is located in the lower parking lot. One vault toilet is located adjacent to Hopkins Hall and another down at the Cedar Grove Shelter in the Forest.

Drinking Water

All plumbed water sources at Hopkins are tested for water quality annually. A drinking fountain can be found at the main restroom, various hose bibs in parking areas and from a manual hand pump/well located in the forest by the Cedar Grove Shelter.

Welcome Center

With designated parking spaces
for visitors, the Welcome Center is located in the lower parking lot where our volunteer
Forest Hosts are stationed. Please stop by and say
hello or join our volunteer team to help inform new
visitors about Hopkins mission and activities.

Everett Hall

Located in the upper parking lot, Everett Hall is a full-service event and meeting facility for educational programs and is available for private rentals.

Hopkins Hall

Is the field office and contains educational space for Hopkins staff and OSU Extension Faculty to prepare and deliver field based educational programing at Hopkins.


The resources and tools to maintain facilities, provide education, and explore the management of our forest is housed in the shop.

Poppino Family Pavilion

A covered outdoor pavilion/classroom (with fireplace) is located close to the lower parking lot and contains amenities for educational groups to base their field day out of.

Mill House

A small band sawmill and other woodworking tools used to convert some of our own logs to lumber. The cedar on the outside and inside of the main restroom was milled right here.

Lookout Tower

Originally constructed in 1954, the Clatskanie Mountain Fire Lookout was moved to its third location here at Hopkins. Restoration of the lookout tower was completed in 2021.

Forest Classroom/Yurt

A small space for invited groups to be able to seek shelter from the weather on those cool fall and wet winter days.

Native Plant Garden

Adjacent to Hopkins Hall, the OSU Master Gardeners maintain a native planting area complete with walking paths and picnic tables.

Cedar Grove Shelter

A covered outdoor classroom located down in the forest for educational groups and visitors to break for lunch or rest on a wet and cool or hot day.

Forestry Skills Field

An open space next to the Cedar Grove Shelter for high school students
and Oregon youth to come learn and demonstrate
the necessary skills to work in natural resources and
related career fields.


Built by forestry high school students, the amphitheater contains open air, bench seating for nearly 100 youth complete with fire ring.

Molalla Log House

Estimated at over 200 years old and constructed sometime around 1800, this historic structure that predates Lewis and Clarks visit could be the oldest remaining log house located in Oregon.