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.
Castle Rock, WA 98611
From their humble beginning in 1974 – With hard work & determination, the Peterson Family developed the recipe that is known today as Papa Pete’s Pizza®.
From the early days, Pete & Joann were committed to the integrity of their recipe. Their proprietary dough & pizza sauce are still made on site, from scratch daily.
Remaining true to the product, their children continue to use only the finest meats, vegetables &100% real cheese blend. Your satisfaction with our product is still guaranteed just like in the beginning. We continue to expand to new markets, bringing the unique taste of Papa Pete’s Pizza® to your family…. Because your family deserves the best.
Woodland, Washington 98674
A Family Pumpkin Patch with Activities, also offering Squash, Gourds and Corn of all kinds!
Open October 1st - October 31st
Prices according to variety and size with free parking and no admission fee....Family-Fun Activities include:
Hay Rides (Weekend & Weather Permitting)
Pumpkin Bowling (Weekend & Weather Permitting)
Photo Op PropsWe sell over 40 varieties of Pumpkins (large and small), Squash and Gourds as well as Corn Stalks, Corn and Hay.
Don’t pass up the chance to turn a crank on the shoulder of an active volcano! The Ape Canyon ride, which begins on the south side of Mount St. Helens, is one of the Northwest’s premier mountain biking treks, with varied landscapes and incredible vistas. World-class single-track also awaits at Siouxon Creek, Lewis River, South Coldwater, and Old Man Pass/Falls Creek.
Tour de Blast - Road Biking
Tour de Blast is the essential event for road bikers, attracting crowds in excess of 1,000 each year. The 82-mile route from Toutle to Johnston Ridge takes riders into the very heart of the blast zone. If you can’t make the annual June event, you can still enjoy the experience and the views by following the ride route from Toutle Lake School to Johnston Ridge Observatory. Total elevation gain is 6,240'
STP Bicycle Classic
This 200-mile bicycle ride is the largest multi-day bicycle event in the Northwest, with up to 10,000 participants riding from Seattle to Portland in one or two days. The route takes you through the scenic valleys, forests, and farmlands of western Washington and Oregon.
Castle Rock Bike Skills Park
This is an awesome dirt track located in Castle Rock, WA. Jump lines, drops, skinnies, log-overs, and the Pacific Northwest's largest pump track.
Our Econo Lodge® hotel in Kelso near the Cowlitz River and Interstate 5 is easy to find, easy to book and easy on your wallet.
Longview, WA 98632
Roland Wines was established in 2008 with the purpose of making world-class wine from historic Longview, WA.
We are a local winery who values friends, family, and community life. Marc and Nancy Roland are teachers who love to share their love for wine and life with everyone. We make wine by hand with minimal intervention in a traditional French style. We only use grapes from the best vineyards in Washington state and we are constantly learning how to get the most out of our unique wine region.