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.
GuestHouse Inn & Suites Kelso/Longview is pleased to provide the services and facilities expected by today’s travelers. Our friendly, professional staff members will ensure a comfortable stay at our conveniently located Kelso, WA hotel. While staying with us, enjoy easy access to area business, premier dining and top entertainment districts. Experience the top hotel in Kelso, WA today. We look forward to welcoming you.
63 individual camping sites
Day use picnic area
Swimming beach please note: for the safety of all swimmers, no personal floatation devices (including but not limited to: kayaks, paddleboards, inflatable watercraft, etc.) or use of oars or paddles are allowed within the swimming area
Single-lane boat ramp
Group camping facility has 15 campsites and a covered picnic shelter with a fireplace and sink.
Restrooms, showers and water provided
Recreational vehicle dump station, but no RV hook-ups at campsites
Open Friday, before the last Saturday in April (when fishing starts), through September 30
Woodland, WA 98674
Love Street Playhouse is a quaint venue located in the heart of Woodland at the base of the Lewis River Valley. Since 2007 it has earned the respect of local and surrounding communities for quality theatre. We have an intimate venue where everyone's close to the stage, with a convenient location and affordable ticket prices. We look forward to seeing you at our productions in this coming year.
Revel in dramatic Pacific Northwest scenery from this KOA, terraced into a hill-side with inspiring views of a Douglas fir forest and beautiful sunsets. You'll enjoy the campground's peaceful country setting and convenient location. Situated about an hour from Portland, Oregon, and Olympia, Washington, it's an easy 2-mile drive from I-5, yet far enough off the highway to offer a quiet respite. One of the nation's most dramatic natural events occurred close by in 1980, when Mount St. Helens erupted. At the campground, you're just a few miles from the Mount St. Helens Visitor Center at Silver Lake, where you can learn about the eruption and visit scenic viewpoints and trails in and around the blast zone. This KOA is an ideal base for exploring the area or a convenient overnight stop in your RV. Your hosts: Brian, Ingrid, Adam and Hunter Orndoff.
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.
Whether it be for the romantic eve of your wedding, as a business stop-over between Portland and Seattle, or a family retreat to beautiful Lake Merwin and Mt. St. Helens, The Empress Estate is a relaxing and luxurious escape from the hustle of the city... an unexpected gem in the hills of Woodland, Washington, with visual and culinary treasures that make you feel as if you have been magically transported to some far-away European land.
Come stay... enjoy an evening glass of wine and hors d'oeuvres in The Fireside Room. Take in the Pacific Northwest sunset by the Veranda fireside, or an afternoon stroll in the Courtyard Garden. Then, join us in the morning for a delectable breakfast or brunch in The Empress Dining Room. Whatever your pleasure, you will find The Empress to be the perfect peaceful retreat and perfect location. Just minutes from the Portland and Vancouver metro area and Portland International Airport, and a short morning or afternoon drive from the Seattle/Tacoma area, The Empress Estate sits quietly nestled on the Woodland hillside, among pastoral settings, yet conveniently just one mile off I-5.