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.
Motel 6 Kalama WA is conveniently located of off I-5. Elvis stayed at this location in 1962. Enjoy free Wi-Fi, Micro-Fridge units, flat screen tv's, and memory foam beds in all of our guest rooms.
Largest camp ground on the scenic Kalama River with year-round fishing. Full-service & family-friendly camping.
On-site, we have a general store with supplies including fishing and hunting licenses & a charming cafe that serves breakfast and lunch.
Kalama, WA 98625
Opening Spring of 2018 - McMenamins Kalama Harbor Lodge
On the banks of the mighty Columbia River sits our newest destination. Inspired by the Pioneer Inn in Lahaina, Maui, Hawaii you’ll sure to feel the relaxation of an island vibe while taking in the beauty of the Pacific Northwest.
The new property will include: 40 hotel rooms with private bathrooms, a restaurant, brewery, gift shop, meeting rooms and a rooftop brewpub overlooking the river. Plus meander along the path between the park and the beach to Ahles Point where you’ll find a cozy small bar.
McMenamins Kalama Harbor Lodge will honor the town's roots and historical significance with its unique architecture, commissioned art and visual touches. Similar architecture can be found today in Kalama in an 1870s structure that was the Northern Pacific Railway's hospital. John Kalama, originally of Kula, Maui, lived in the area as an employee of the Hudson's Bay Company. The Kalama River and the city both bear his name. Descendants of John Kalama are members of the Nisqually and Warm Springs Tribes.