The North County Recreation District is a special district formed in 1997. The District encompasses a 210-square-mile area in rural north Tillamook County and includes the communities of Nehalem, Manzanita, and Wheeler.
The North County Recreation District is governed by a board of five elected officials, and is managed by professional staff. Each department has a volunteer advisory council of District residents. The District is supported by a non-profit volunteer organization, Friends of NCRD.