Situated on the rolling hills and tucked into the verdant valleys of Tillamook County’s 1,115 square miles are 159 dairy farms that supply the raw material for Tillamook’s booming cheese business. The county is home to approximately 23,300 persons and 22,000 cows. Cheese is big business here. It takes five quarts (about ten pounds) of milk to make one pound of cheese, and at the Tillamook County Creamery Association (a.k.a. The Cheese Factory), cheesemakers produce fifty million pounds of cheese a year. One might expect the rivers here to be running white.
Among the one hundred buildings that once stood at Bayocean were a forty-room hotel and a huge natatorium containing a 50-by-160-foot heated saltwater pool with a wave-making machine and waterfall, as well as a gallery that seated 1,000 spectators. This eTrail includes information on lodging, campgrounds, RV parks, restaurants, entertainment, shopping, and outdoor activities near this coastal city.
© 2006 Kathy Strong (Editor)/Insiders' Guide. All Rights Reserved.