Things to do in Cowlitz County

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Untouchables Car Show

For the last 20 years the Untouchables Car Club has hosted their car show in historic downtown Kalama on the third Sunday in August.   Good weather usually prevails and the show averages well over 300 cars per year.   The Kalama Chamber of Commerce helps to put the event on.  It’s a great day of fun in downtown Kalama.

Proceeds sponsor scholarships to Lower Columbia College for our local High School Graduates and the needy in our local community.

When:  Third Sunday in August each year
Location: Kalama WA

Climb Mt St Helens

Climbing information – Permits

Everyone must have a climbing permit to be above 4,800 feet elevation on Mount St. Helens.
The permit system helps to protect the volcano’s physical and biological features and processes, reduces crowding, and provides climbers with information on climbing conditions, Leave No Trace principles, and safety. The permit system has been in effect since 1987.

1.  Mount St. Helens climbing permits are administered by Mount St. Helens Institute (MSHI) through an online vendor.
The MSHI online vendor is a secure website that accepts all major credit and debit cards. Climbers will be emailed a permit purchase confirmation receipt at the time of purchase.
2.  The total permit fee of $22 includes a service charge which goes towards MSHI’s Mountain Stewards Volunteer Program to help maintain and protect the climbing routes. Climbing permits are not refundable. If climbing is suspended by the Forest Service, permit sales will also be suspended.
3.  From April 1 to October 31 climbing permits are available online by advance purchase only.
Do not wait until the day of your climb to purchase your permit.
Unsold permits may be purchased online until 24-hours before the date of the climb.
4.  Once you complete your permit purchase through the online vendor, all sales are final.
Refunds are not possible. You cannot change climbing dates once your purchase is complete. Please plan accordingly before completing your purchase.

Blooms to Brews

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

Sasquatch Adventures
4220 Spirit Lake Hwy, Silver Lake, WA 98645

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.

Roland Wines
1106 Florida Street
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.
Kalama Horse Camp
Cougar, WA 98616

Kalama Horse Camp, located on the southwest flank of Mt. St. Helens, is outside the blast zone of the 1980 eruption. The camp and its nearby trails are close enough to the mountain for you to observe how the most recent eruption changed the area. You’ll also plenty of evidence of previous volcanic activity. The campground loop trail allows easy access to the main trail head. The trail head parking area, found at the east end of the campground provides parking for day use. There are over 50 miles of trails and closed roads are available from the campground.


Regal Cinemas 12 – RPX
341 Three Rivers Drive
Kelso, WA 98626
Ashtown Brewing Company
1175 Hudson Street
Longview, WA 98632

Welcome to Longview’s own craft brewery located in a historic building within the heart of downtown Longview. All of their beer is brewed onsite just next to the tasting room. They cater to everyone from the malt lovers to the hop heads. The tasting room is open 6 days a week where you can sample all of our beers or have a pint of your favorite. They also have growlers for you to fill and take home to share our beer with your friends and family!
They are open Tuesday 3-9, Wednesday 12-9, Thursday/Friday/Saturday 12-11, Sun 1-8. They are family friendly until 8pm and now have Eaterations Food Cart on site Wed-Sat 12-7 serving burgers, sandwiches, wraps and amazing daily specials!

Stageworks Northwest Theatre
1433 Commerce Avenue
Longview, WA 98632

The Theatre strives to enlarge live theatre arts as a vital part of the local quality of life by stimulating interest in, appreciation for, and participation in the theatre arts.

A community theatre in every sense — an active player in reviving Downtown Longview; a creative space that welcomes people of all ages, ethnicities, abilities and interests; a performance space featuring quality work at an affordable ticket price.

Longview Parks & Rec – Run/Walk 2017

Longview Parks & Recreation puts on a amazing amount of events each year for the community…
They put on 8 scheduled running & walking events to get us excited to get out and go have some fun around the Longview area

February:  Heart & Sole 5k & 10k run/walk at Lake Sacajawea
March: Electrifying Shamrock Run at Lake Sacajawea
April:  Running of the Fools 10k walk/run at Willow Grove
June:  $5 – 5k series at Tam O’Shanter Park
July:  Firecracker Fun Run 5 k course at Lake Sacajawea
September:  Moonlight Run 5k course at Mint Valley Golf Course
October:  Pumpkin Pi Run 3.14 mile run/walk at Willow Grove
November:  Turkey Trot Thanksgiving morning at Lake Sacajawea