Cowlitz County Gateway to Mount St. Helens
Cowlitz County is home to approximately 101,996 residents, roughly 56 percent of whom live in the incorporated cities of Castle Rock, Kelso, Longview, Kalama, and Woodland. The remaining 44 percent live in rural, unincorporated communities such as Ryderwood, Toutle, Yale, Silver Lake, Lexington, Ariel and Cougar.
The county covers 1,144 square miles within the southwestern region of Washington. Once known as the “Timber Capital of the World,” Cowlitz County is home to Douglas fir, hemlock and western cedar trees that cover much of its rugged terrain.
Adjacent transportation corridors – including Interstate 5, the Columbia River and a major rail line – have allowed area businesses to access markets throughout the world. Following the 1980 eruption of Mount St. Helens, tourism expanded rapidly and is now a major industry in Cowlitz County.
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Set in a quiet forest, in an old homestead, the park offers a convenient base for sightseeing, hiking and biking the Mt. St. Helens area. Kid Valley Campground is also located close to fishing opportunities at nearby lakes and the famous Toutle River.
Winter activities include hunting, crosscountry skiing, and snowmobiling in the nearby area, including the Toutle state forest, with 35,000 acres open to snowmobiling.
We are located adjacent to the Toutle River and a few miles from the Green River, both of which have recovered from the volcanic mud flows and offer great salmon and steel-head fishing. We are a short drive from fly-fishing at Coldwater Lake and bass and trout fishing in Silver Lake. Year around elk viewing is popular on the road to Mount St. Helens and hunting in the Winston, Toutle, Coweeman and Margaret units are nearby, too. Call for special hunting season rates.
Longview, WA 98632
Hop-N-Grape is a lot of things under one roof. The Smokehouse Pub is at one end of the building turning out delicious BBQ 7 days a week for lunch and dinner. There are two hickory burning smokers making the best pulled pork, brisket, ribs, chicken, turkey and salmon in the area.
At the other end of the building is a retail shop that has a complete selection of beer and wine making supplies. Over 800 varieties of beer and 700 varieties of wine are on hand for Cowlitz County’s best selection. We also have related gifts and accessories.
The Blooms to Brews Marathon, Marathon Relay, Half Marathon, and 10K Run/Walk takes place in one of the most historic communities in Washington State in the Woodland bottoms farm country!
Follow the flat course through the Woodland Bottoms just when the tulips and lilacs are in full bloom. Take in breath-taking views of the Columbia and Lewis Rivers. Relax at the post party at Horseshoe Lake with a cold micro-brew or root beer!
Woodland Washington is only 28 miles North of the Portland, Oregon Airport! Easily follow the I-205 N to 1-5 N and Woodland is just off the freeway.
The Blooms to Brews Marathon is a non-profit organization that serves the community by providing a world class marathon and related fun events that raise money to benefit local charities, while promoting health and fitness.
Blooms to Brews happens in April each year.
When: Sunday, April 29 2018
Time: 7:30 am Full Marathon & 4-person Relay
7:40 am Half Marathon
7:50 am 10K 8:30 am–TBD Post Race Celebration at Horseshoe Lake Park
Location: Woodland WA
We serve from-scratch food made with excellent ingredients. At Jimmy John's our food is simple; it's clean, and it's fresh! We use locally purchased produce, which is brought in fresh and hand sliced daily. Our tuna salad is made from scratch by hand. Our real provolone cheese, oven-roasted turkey, choice top round roast beef, real wood-smoked ham, dry cured genoa salami, and spicy capicola are also brought in fresh and sliced by hand daily – in every single Jimmy John's location
Kelso, WA 98626
Here at Rocking Horse Ranch, LLC we offer Horse training, Riding lesson's, Farrier service. & Training clinic's
Colt starting, ranch versatility, tune-ups, correcting bad habits, ground work, trail obstacles, confidence building and working ranch horse.
Lesson's we offer
We specialize in training horses from ground work to the finished bridle horse, roping, ranch versatility, working ranch horse, extensive trail riding, packing and horsemanship, lesson's from beginning to advanced.
Mike Gunnels AQHA professional horseman
Longview, WA 98632
Located in historic downtown Longview, Washington, represents representational and abstract styles of fine art. We seek to promote the rich variety of local talent found in Southwest Washington and Oregon. We also seek to promote the visual art in our community by contributing to local educational efforts through our First Thursday art demonstrations and art talks.
McThread's Wearable Art Boutique (an extension of Lord & McCords Artworks) represents one of a kind designer style wearable art and jewelry. Our designers specialize in knitted, crocheted and felted items, beaded scarves and purses, wooden collage purses, hand painted and batik silk and fabric art. We offer services in combining wearable art accessories and jewelry to make a fashion statement. We seek to promote women's fashion in our community, not only by offering designer fashions, but by having fashion shows and First Thursday demonstrations.
Sasquatch Adventures offers a variety of outdoor recreational experiences. Located in the Southwestern corner of Washington State. Majority of our kayak and kayak fishing tours take place on the beautiful Silver Lake in Silverlake, Washington, below the majestic Mt. Saint Helens , known by many names in local indigenous dialects . The Puyallup Tribes called it “Loowitlatkla” (Lady of Fire).
We also offer a Cowlitz River Excursion, and we have many more on the way.