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Kalama, WA 98625
1st Street Antiques located in Kalama WA. Open 11 am to 5 pm 7 days a week.
We welcome our guests from Portland, Oregon and Vancouver, Washington and beyond! Anderson Lodge is a unique and extraordinary lodge in Southwest Washington that welcomes thousands of guests every year. The natural setting and homey atmosphere enhances gatherings of all kinds. It is truly something special to get away from the normal stresses of daily life and relax with friends and family or celebrate a special occasion. We strive to maintain the natural beauty of the environment and provide a location for families and friends to reconnect.
3104 Spirit Lake Hwy Silver Lake WA
You will find Fine Arts, Music at 3 venues along the Spirit Lake Highway (SR504)
In Castle Rock and Toutle June 22 & 23, 2019 from 10am to 5pm.
Venues include: The Silver Lake Grange, Toutle High School , and The Twosome Art Gallery.
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!
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
A friendly staff, premium amenities and quality service greet you as you enter this hotel, but the comfortable and well-appointed rooms will keep you coming back again and again. Each accommodation at this Woodland, Washington hotel includes all the comforts and convenience of home, including internet access and TVs with cable. Whirlpool tub suites, mini suites and ADA rooms are also available upon request.
Best Western Aladdin Inn is located on the border of Kelso/Longview and is minutes away from everything.
Inside this 100% non-smoking hotel in Kelso, guests will find relaxing accommodations to unwind in while visiting the area or passing through en-route to Washington's beaches. Pets are welcome, but please call about restrictions. Each guest room and kitchenette comes complete with flat screen TV's, cable television, and high-speed internet access. This Mount St. Helens Best Western also provides a complimentary full breakfast each morning, an indoor heated swimming pool and on-site guest laundry.
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.
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: April 2020
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
The Blue Heron Inn has seven spacious guest rooms with full baths and private balcony's overlooking Silver lake, with a beautiful view of Mt. St. Helens. Enjoy a peaceful environment while relaxing on the veranda. Wake up to a complimentary breakfast to get you started on your daily adventures. Enjoy the day at the visitor centers, hiking Mt. St. Helens, fishing on silver lake, or just taking in the breathtaking views. This location is a beautiful setting for weddings, and events.
Bob's Sporting Goods
Full-time Pro Shop employees
Archery Lessons, Seminars
11-lane air conditioned range
Full service repair shop
Offering Hoyt, Mathews, Mission Bows
Parts and Accessories
Longview, WA 98632
For more than two decades, the Broadway Gallery has been a staple in the local art scene. A collaborative effort by 50 area artists,
the Broadway Gallery hosts ongoing classes and special events.
while still being in convenient reach of the freeway, shopping, and downtown in the Kelso/Longview area.
Brookhollow RV Park is located one mile (1.6 km) east off Interstate 5 in Kelso, Washington, a small town about 125 miles (200 km) south of Seattle, Washington, and 50 miles (80 km) north of Portland, Oregon. The park is in a scenic valley setting with a country feel along the Coweeman River on the east side of the city of Kelso. Within easy reach are shopping and tourist activities, including visitor centers and other tourist centers around Mt. St. Helens.
Longview, WA 98632
Bruno’s pizza is conveniently located in Longview, Washington. We’ve built a reputation in our community with our amazing pizza and our great service. People from all over the Northwest LOVE our pepperoni that we slice ourselves every day and pre-cook in our oven to a delicious crispiness that people just can’t seem to get enough of.
We like to keep it classic with our thin crispy crust made from our own fresh dough that we make ourselves. Pizza isn’t something we take lightly. That’s why we use the best ingredients we can and give attention to every detail.
We love what we do and that’s why people love coming here. Whether it’s just stopping by to pick up dinner or the whole family is celebrating a special event. Come by and try us out. But just a warning…. Once you have our pizza you’ll be hooked for life.
Castle Rock, WA 98611
There's a BURGER KING® restaurant near you at 1209 Mount Saint Helens Way. Visit us or call for more information. Every day, more than 11 million guests visit over 13,000 BURGER KING® restaurants near them in 97 countries around the world. And they do so because our fast food restaurants are known for serving high-quality, great-tasting and affordable food. The BURGER KING® restaurant in Castle Rock, WA serves burgers, breakfast, lunch and dinner prepared your way. The original HOME OF THE WHOPPER®, our commitment to quality ingredients, signature recipes, iconic sandwiches like the flame-grilled WHOPPER® Sandwich and fast, family-friendly dining experiences in a welcoming environment is what has defined our brand for more than 50 successful years.
Kelso, WA 98626
There's a BURGER KING® restaurant near you at 1021 Allen Street. Visit us or call for more information. Every day, more than 11 million guests visit over 13,000 BURGER KING® restaurants near them in 97 countries around the world. And they do so because our fast food restaurants are known for serving high-quality, great-tasting and affordable food. The BURGER KING® restaurant in Kelso, WA serves burgers, breakfast, lunch and dinner prepared your way. The original HOME OF THE WHOPPER®, our commitment to quality ingredients, signature recipes, iconic sandwiches like the flame-grilled WHOPPER® Sandwich and fast, family-friendly dining experiences in a welcoming environment is what has defined our brand for more than 50 successful years.
Longview, WA 98632
There's a BURGER KING® restaurant near you at 3003 Ocean Beach Highway. Visit us or call for more information. Every day, more than 11 million guests visit over 13,000 BURGER KING® restaurants near them in 97 countries around the world. And they do so because our fast food restaurants are known for serving high-quality, great-tasting and affordable food. The BURGER KING® restaurant in Longview, WA serves burgers, breakfast, lunch and dinner prepared your way. The original HOME OF THE WHOPPER®, our commitment to quality ingredients, signature recipes, iconic sandwiches like the flame-grilled WHOPPER® Sandwich and fast, family-friendly dining experiences in a welcoming environment is what has defined our brand for more than 50 successful years.
There's a BURGER KING® restaurant near you at 658 Oregon Way. Visit us or call for more information. Every day, more than 11 million guests visit over 13,000 BURGER KING® restaurants near them in 97 countries around the world. And they do so because our fast food restaurants are known for serving high-quality, great-tasting and affordable food. The BURGER KING® restaurant in Longview, WA serves burgers, breakfast, lunch and dinner prepared your way. The original HOME OF THE WHOPPER®, our commitment to quality ingredients, signature recipes, iconic sandwiches like the flame-grilled WHOPPER® Sandwich and fast, family-friendly dining experiences in a welcoming environment is what has defined our brand for more than 50 successful years.
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.
Longview, WA 98632
Nestled in the center of Longview on the corner of Broadway and 14th Cafe Cassava is a beautiful converted 1929 title office.
With a delicious menu of handmade soups, salads, sandwiches, Pastries, coffee & tea. Regional Wines and Micro Brews available.
Castle Rock Festival of Lights
Tree Lighting and Parade
December each year
Free pictures with Santa start at 3:30.
Hometown Parade will start at 5:30, with tree lighting ceremony to follow.
Santa will hang around for pictures until about 7:30pm!
When: Saturday, December 2019
Castle Rock Festival of lights is an amazing family friendly event each December.
Claim a spot of sidewalk along Cowlitz St. or Front Ave. for the hometown parade, starting at 5:30pm. A very well decked-out Castle Rock Fire Department, several local businesses. Following the parade, the official tree lighting ceremony will begin near the Post Office at 126 W Cowlitz St. Santa will lead the countdown and we’ll flip the switch, illuminating the charming downtown with thousands of glittering lights. Following the lighting ceremony, the Castle Rock High School band and the Castle Rock Men’s Ensemble will lead the crowd in classic Christmas Carols. Businesses will be decked out, each trying to win the coveted Best Decorated Storefront award. The committee also encourages attendees to come early and stay late to enjoy restaurant and shopping specials throughout town, on both exit 48 and 49. Festival goers can also enter to win fantastic raffle prizes being drawn the night of the celebration.
And of course, Santa will be making his annual stop for free pictures with all the good little boys and girls, inside the Visitors Center located at 147 Front Ave.
Whether this is your first year, or your 8th year, you are sure to have yourself a merry little Festival of Lights. There’s a lot to do in this little town! For complete details and a schedule of events, please visit the Castle Rock Festival of Lights Facebook page.
Castle Rock, WA 98611
Located on the west side of Interstate 5 off exit 49.
The Castle Rock Information & Visitor Center is open
Tuesday through Saturday from 11 am to 3 pm for visitor information.
Castle Rock, WA 98611
Our walk-up pizza spot doesn’t have dine-in seating. We don’t have video games or a bar. We just do one thing and we do it well. We make great pizza.
If you like pizza, give us a call or stop by. We think you’ll be impressed.
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.
We have 76 full service Sites
65 Sites have 50/30/20 Amp service 10 Sites have 30/20 Amp.
All sites have sewer connections, water and 43 channels of cable TV
WiFi is available throughout the Park
Our longest sites are Pull-Thru's @ 78 Ft.
All but six sites are 40 Ft. or larger Site Occupancy Limit: Six (6) persons, regardless of age. Registered Guests and Visitors combined
Threaded sewer fittings are required
We do not have tent sites Our State License is for an RV Park for fully self-contained RV’s displaying the RVIA Certification Seal We are not licensed as a Campground Tents and Tent Camping is not permitted Some mini-vans and truck campers do not qualify Some Pop-Up, Teepee & Tear-Drop trailers do not qualify
We do not accept Highway Truck Tractor tow vehicles
The historic Columbia Theatre opened as a vaudeville venue and movie house in 1925, declined during the mid-20th century and escaped what would have been a tragic ending in 1980 when excavation and demolition equipment heading toward the theater was diverted to help with the cleanup following the eruption of Mount St. Helens. Subsequently, a group of visionaries got together and saved the building. Today, the vibrant 1,000-seat theatre hosts nearly a dozen shows each year, ranging from musicals to comedy to children’s theatre.
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Day use and camping
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
Water and restrooms provided
45 tent camping only sites
Group camping facility with 15 tent camping only sites and a covered picnic shelter with fireplace and sink
Restrooms, showers and water provided
Open the Friday before Memorial Day until Labor Day
Lewis River Recreational Sites: Brochure
Longview WA 98632
The Country Folks Deli
(A.K.A. The Cow Deli) opened it's doors in the summer of 1991 with two things: Passion and a family recipe that we all now know as Grandmas Bread.
Our vision is to provide our community with not only a comfortable, clean atmosphere, with a friendly staff, but to also offer the freshest product of the highest quality to our customers!
Every morning the kitchens of The Country Folks Deli are overwhelmed with the aromas of fresh baked breads, homemade soups and oven roasted turkey. If that's not enough to entice you, stop by and try one of our many different pies that are made fresh every morning. From coconut cream to Marion berry and rhubarb, you are sure to find your favorite!
The friendly staff of The Country Folks Deli serves up to 200 people every afternoon, most of them just asking for "the usual". Whether you join us for our signature grilled chicken pesto sandwich, one of our fabulous fresh salads, or something hot off of the grill, we guarantee you'll love it!
1800 Maple Street
Longview, WA 98632
The Cowlitz Black Bears is an amateur baseball team located in Kelso / Longview, Washington. They play in the West Coast League, a collegiate summer baseball league. The league comprises teams from British Columbia, Oregon and Washington. Cowlitz calls David Story Field on the campus of Lower Columbia College home.
Story Field at Lower Columbia College in Longview, WA, was remodeled for the 2010 Cowlitz Black Bears inaugural season. Amenities include Party Suites and the Bob's Sporting Goods Party Deck in left field, the Home Plate Club in the grandstand area and picnic tables and a kids playground sponsored by Kelso, Washington's Red Lion Inn.
Season: June, July & August
July 22, 23, 24 & 25
The History of the Cowlitz County Fair~
On September 3rd and 4th 1937 the Cowlitz Valley Fair was held for the first time in Catlin Park, beginning a tradition that has lasted seventy-five years and continues on to this day as the Cowlitz County Fair. With the exception of the four years during World War II, the annual fair has provided such stimulating and amusing entertainment as a milking contest between civic leaders from Longview and Kelso held the very first day of that very first fair. Contestants included Kelso Mayor W.E. Chinn, Kelso Kiwanis President Thomas H. Van Noy, President E.G. Ditlersen and Secretary Eugene Crumb of the Kelso Chamber of Commerce VS Longview Mayor John P. Bell, Longview Kiwanis President Verne DeVilbiss, President J.L. Norris and Secretary L.K. Martini of the Longview Chamber of Commerce. The winner was Dr. J.L. Norris of Longview.
Other events of the day included the livestock judging contest and the Home Economics judging event. There were fair exhibits on clean easy milkers, grange feeds, grange flour, international trucks, batteries, tires, and J.I. Case Farm Machinery. The first day centered on farms and gardens. The Rose Valley Grange won first in the Grange exhibit division with a variety of farm produce. Pleasant Hill was 2nd and Kalama 3rd. The Judges were Mr.& Mrs. Heye Meyers of Vancouver.
COWLITZ COUNTY FAIR FOR THE 1st TWENTY-FIVE YEARS 1937 - 1962
Our fair began as The Cowlitz Valley Fair held at Catlin Park. But it didn’t stay put. The location moved to 15th Avenue and Ocean Beach Hwy in 1941, next to 7th Avenue and the old LP&N railway in 1942, then to Saddle Club Park in Longview at 14th and Baltimore in 1946, back to 7th Avenue in 1947, and finally to the present location in 1950. During this time the fair underwent two additional name changes: The Cowlitz County Fair in 1946 and The Columbia Empire Fair in 1949. There were no fairs nationwide from 1941 -1945 by government order due to WWII.
Right from the beginning the fair was a family friendly event. Admission increases reflected this, starting from only .25 to .50 cents for adults and from .10 to .25 cents for children under the age of 15. By 1962 admission was .75 cents for adults and the .25 cents for kids stayed the same and the age requirement was dropped to under 12 years of age and covered all of the events. The attendance grew from approximately 3,000 in 1946 to 23,302 in 1962.
From the beginning, the fair has had a western flare throughout, with many Country Western singers, comedians, and various other western themed performers. Events and entertainment included horse shows, juvenile rodeos, Sheriff’s Posse horse shows, many dog & chimp acrobatic performers, and jalopy races. Also in attendance were governors, noted political leaders, and T.V. & movie personality guest appearances. One of the exciting attractions was seeing who would win the crown for “Queen of the Fair.” Many of the young ladies who won the title of Queen had also first won a Rodeo title, demonstrating how hard working these youths were in the early days of the fair.
New building additions to the fair began with the construction of the automobile building in 1947 and went on to include the floral building, modern restrooms, model milk parlor and office building in 1948. Also added was a new horse show arena in 1952, a dormitory for youngsters who stay overnight for livestock exhibits in 1953, a caretaker’s house in 1954, and lastly in this time period, a 40’X120’ livestock building.
Kelso, WA 98626
The Museum collects, preserves, and interprets information and artifacts that tell the story of Cowlitz County.
They provide exhibits, research facilities, and educational and public programs that serve a wide range of local citizens, students, and tourists.
Silver Lake, WA 98645
Cowlitz Kayak Tours is located at 500 Kerr Road in Silver Lake WA. Check out their Facebook page for more information on their Kayak Rentals and many
Kayak Tours around the area.
Castle Rock, WA 98611
Cowlitz Public Shooting Range is open to all members of the public, providing shooters with a safe place to shoot rifles, pistols, shotguns and archery since it opened on May 1, 2013. From the beginning, the range has staffed its operations with volunteers, a practice that continues to this day.
NRA certified Range Safety Officers (RSOs) are on duty at all times the range is open to insure the safety and fun of our shooters, friends and their families. The volunteer work of the RSOs allows the Cowlitz Game & Anglers to provide an excellent outdoor shooting range experience to its users at a very affordable price.
The Range is offers free firearm training classes open to any and all interested persons. These are classroom sessions only, not range shooting, but the range will be open as usual for shooting after the classes. All classes will be held at the Cowlitz Public Shooting Range Education Building, 1000 Toutle Park Road, Castle Rock, WA 98611. Take Exit 52 from I-5 and follow the signs to the end of Toutle Park Road.
Take exit 52 toward Barnes Dr/Toutle Park Rd
Turn or Continue East onto Old Pacific Hwy
Turn left onto Burma Rd
Turn right onto Toutle Park Rd
Continue 0.9 mi. to the end of Toutle Park Rd
Visitors entering day use sites via vehicles are required to pay applicable fees. Pass holders must check in with booth attendant (if staffed). Passes must be displayed in car window at all times. Fees are non-transferable.
Welcome to the website for Eagle Cliff Store and Campground. We are situated approximately 20 miles outside of Cougar, Washington on National Forest Road 90. We are a full service off grid camping facility open to the public with 15 spacious campsites and 4 rustic cabins. Originally established in 1972 Eagle Cliff Store and Campground has been a favorite destination for locals and tourists alike.
Toutle, WA 98649
Eco Park Resort is a private reservation facility that offers the closest accommodations to Mt St Helens, with Log Cabins, Yurts, RV & Tent Sites so you get to
spend more time taking in what you came to see. They offer a full service cafe on site for their guests and have Horseback Tours on site.
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.
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.
Get into the spirit of Christmas on the Columbia River! Join the Grinch and The Who's for an evening parade of beautifully decorated boats from the Kalama waterfront! Lit boat parade, music & caroling, live entertainment, festive food & drink, Santa photos, family fun, McMenamins beer garden!
When: December 2019
Time: 5 pm to 8 pm
Location: Marine Park - Kalama
Hosted By: Kalama Chamber of Commerce and The Dolphin Yacht Club
Longview WA 98632
Five Dons Brewing aims to bring local beer to the Lower Columbia with our downtown Longview WA microbrewery.
Our beers include Hard Way Pale Ale, Blonde Next Door Blonde Ale and Dark Divide Porter.
5 Guys Burgers and Fries
Toutle, WA 98649
Mile Marker 33.5
Our Forest Learning Center is located just inside the blast zone on the Spirit Lake Memorial Highway in Washington State. It tells the story of Mount St. Helens
and the remarkable recovery of forests, fish and wildlife following the eruption. The center is a partnership of Weyerhaeuser, Washington State Department of Transportation and the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation.
Built by Weyerhaeuser Company, the Forest Learning Center tells the story of the rebirth of the forest. Walk through the forest, hearing the sounds of the birds and animals on the mountain prior to May 18, 1980. Enter the “eruption chamber” to view a video of what the forest looked like immediately after the eruption. Hear a first-hand report from a local newscaster who barely escaped.
The second half of the center depicts the regeneration of the forests surrounding Mount St. Helens. Breathtaking photographs and life-size models of loggers working in the blast zone bring the experience to life. The Forest Learning Center tells the story from nature’s perspective and gives a hands-on approach to learning in the Kids Room where families can touch lava rocks, learn about the animals of the Pacific Northwest, and discover how trees grow.
Location: 33.5 miles from I-5
From Interstate 5 in Western Washington, take Exit 49 and continue east on Highway 504 to Milepost 33. The forest learning center is located at 17000 Spirit Lake Highway, Toutle, WA. Large groups are asked to make reservations at least two weeks in advance. All visitors: please watch for wildlife on roadways.
Exhibits: Open 7 days a week, 10 am to 4 pm
Gift Shop: Open 7 days a week 10 am to 4 pm
Kelso, WA 98626
Grounds for Opportunity (GFO) Cafe is a full service cafe and a training kitchen, offering a 16-week certificated course, preparing students for jobs in the restaurant industry, and serves as CAP’s central kitchen for its Meals on Wheels and Senior Community Lunch programs. We also cater events.
The cafe is located at 413 S. Pacific in Kelso, next to the train station.
Operating hours are Wednesday to Sunday, 7:00 AM – 3:00 PM
We have a great breakfast and lunch menu with daily specials. Come and enjoy a Starbucks Latte and support job training and meals for seniors at the same time!
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.
Harry Gardner Park is a 65 acre park along the South Toutle River. It was destroyed by the Mt. St. Helens Eruption and has been recently brought back to life with similar amenities to pre-eruption.
Camping area offers 11 RV sites and 11 tent campsites
RV sites are equipped with electricity and water connections.
Each site includes a picnic table and fire pit.
There are 2 ADA accessible RV sites and 2 tent sites.
Sewer dump station on site.
The park also offers hiking trails, playground equipment and easy access to the South Toutle River for fishing and swimming.
Woodland, WA 98674
Holland America Bulb Farms, Inc., Woodland, WA The headquarters of operations for all related entities of Holland America Bulb Farms, Inc. is located in Woodland Washington. Dobbe Farms, LLC is importing the best quality bulbs, such as lilies, tulips and iris, from the most reliable suppliers in the Netherlands. Dobbe Farms is also growing premium cut flowers such as tulips, peonies and other seasonal crops as well as growing tulips and iris for the bulb production at the farm in Woodland Washington. These products are sold through Holland America Bulb Farms in Washington as well as coordinated sales through Holland America Flowers in California.
Home to: Woodland Tulip Festival each April
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.
This concert series features a different band and genre of music each week- so there's a little something for everyone in downtown Woodland Washington!
The back drop to our stage is beautiful Horse Shoe Lake - making this a fun, memorable, photo-worthy way to spend your summer Friday nights!
We encourage dancing, and always have sidewalk chalk for the kiddos. Come once, come often, come every night- it's a new experience each week,
and a great way to get out and enjoy our Northwest summer evenings in our big, little town!
A rockin' good time for all ages! This family friendly festival is alcohal free and open to all ages. Bring a lawn chair or a blanket and enjoy great music!
June, July & August each summer
Great Showers, Color TV in room, Pets allowed with fee, Hairdryers in room, alarm clock, Coffee Maker, Microwave in room Refrigerator in room, Dataport Hook-up, Wireless internet, Iron/Ironing Board Extra towels in room (large bath towels)Queen size Pillows &Extra pillows in room + (sweet dream candy). Business Center Free for Clients, New Meeting & Breakfast Room, Complimentary Deluxe Continental Breakfast, Discount for AAA, AARP, Military, Corporate
Woodland, WA 98674
Each year, thousands of visitors step back in time to discover the 1880’s Victorian Farmhouse and country gardens that comprise the Hulda Klager Lilac Gardens.
To showcase the site, the Gardens and historic buildings have been lovingly maintained by the Hulda Klager Lilac Society, a nonprofit volunteer organization. The Society fully funds the care and upkeep of the historical site from the proceeds of Lilac Days, dues and donations. With the help of our volunteers and members, the Society continues to carry on the work of growing and showing the beautiful lilacs including those hybridized by Hulda Klager many decades ago.
Lilac Days 2019
April 20th to May 12th
History of Hulda Klager Lilac Gardens
Woodland is perhaps best known as the home of Hulda Klager (1863–1960), who was a prolific breeder of lilacs. The "Lilac Lady" Hulda Klager née Thiel, was long the pride of Woodland. She immigrated from Germany to Wisconsin in 1865, when she was just two years old, and came West when her family bought a farm in Woodland. Later she married and settled down on the family farm. When a friend gave her a book about Luther Burbank, she began creating flowers, hybridizing new varieties of roses, dahlias, even apples, and lilacs in particular. By 1920 she had created such a magnificent array of new hand-pollinated lilacs that she opened her garden on Lilac Week every spring for visitors. The floodwaters of 1948 rolled over her garden, destroying every shrub and hand-pollinated lilac. The loss grieved those who visited her garden or who had purchased her lilacs. From all over the Northwest, people sent starts of her lilacs from their own gardens. By 1950, at the age of eighty-seven, Klager, who loved flowers and who had been honored by the state of Washington as well as such organizations as the nationally famous arboretum at Cambridge, Massachusetts, again opened her home for Lilac Week. After her death in 1960, the Woodland Federated Garden Club, shocked that the garden might be bulldozed for industry, succeeded in raising money to buy it and have it declared a state and national historic site.
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
Toutle, WA 98649
Located at the end of State Highway 504 (52 miles east of Castle Rock), in the heart of the blast zone, the observatory hosts interpretive displays that tell the biological, geological, and human story of Mount St. Helens. Visitors to Johnston Ridge Observatory can enjoy multiple award-winning films, listen to ranger talks, observe the landscape, purchase souvenirs, set off on a hike, or get a light lunch from the food cart.
Check out the annual summer Music on the Mountain series held throughout summer at the Johnston Ridge Observatory outdoor amphitheater (in partnership Mount St. Helens Institute).
Hours Open: Open 7 days a week, 10 am to 6 pm - May 15
Saturday, May 18th - Mt St Helens Eruption Anniversary - 39 years - Free Admission at Johnston Ridge Observatory
Join the Mount St. Helens Institute at the Johnston Ridge Observatory to mark the 39th anniversary of the 1980 eruption with special hands-on activities and prizes in addition to the great movies, ranger talks, exhibits, and gift shop that the Johnston Ridge Observatory already has to offer. All admissions collected this day will support the Mount St. Helens Institute’s programs, including youth education. For More Information: Mt St Helens Institute
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.
Kelso Highlander Festival
Saturday, September 14th & Sunday September 15th
Tam O'Shanter Park
Kelso, WA 98626
When: September 2019
Experience a whole weekend of Scottish & Celtic culture, with the Avenue of Clans, Scottish craft & food vendors, Scottish music & dancing, as well as Highland Games.
At beautiful Tam O'Shanter Park on Saturday, September 8th, 2018 the festivities begin, starting at 7:00 am with a Fun Run/Walk 5K road race. The Sons of Norway Hall in Kelso is holding a Norwegian Waffle and Pancake Breakfast on Saturday only. Please join us there for breakfast before heading over to the park. At 9:00 am the Highland Dance Competition, Silent Auction and Highland Games begin. At 10:00 am please join us for the annual Highlander Festival Parade. Also beginning at 10:00 am join us for the Kelso Garden Club Flower Show . At 12:30 the Opening Ceremonies & Parade of Clans begins on the field. The Silent Auction ends at 4:00. The entertainment continues all day Saturday with music by: Men of Worth, Rogues End, and pipe bands from Ft. Vancouver and Clan Gordon. This is located under the covered area.
There will not be a baking contest this year. Thank you to all past judges and contestants for entering your baked goods and making it a success for so many years.
At 8:00 AM please join us for the Kirkin' of the Tartan Worship Service at Tam O'Shanter Park and again at 10:00 AM at the Kelso Methodist Presbyterian Church in Kelso at 206 Cowlitz Way. There will be a special tea reception following the Kirkin' at 11:00 in the Fellowship Hall. There will be bagpipers and a Highland Dancer performing.
The Highland Games will begin at the park at 9:00 AM with those hardy lads and lasses tossing the caber and throwing the stone. There will be entertainment in the afternoon at the park with the Wicked Tinkers, and Men of Worth.
The Kilted Classic Golf Tournament starts with registration at 8:00 AM at the Longview Country Club. Contact Mike Fowler 360-749-4925
The Kelso Rotary will be holding their Annual Duck Race in the afternoon raising money for charities and scholarships.
Get your Highlander Festival Buttons, on sale July 5th, for only $1.00 each and you could win many prizes which have been donated from various merchants in Kelso.
Kelso, WA 98626
Kelso Theater Pub & Backstage Cafe... We are a unique single-screen movie theater, showing current mainstream films & Occasionally first-run blockbusters.
The movie theater is for all ages. Watch a movie and have a pizza. The theater has been set up for your enjoyment. Tables have been placed in front of each seat for your dining enjoyment while watching one of our movies.
Our adjoining Backstage Cafe is open Tuesday - Friday 11:00 am - 2:00 pm for lunch & Every evening for Dinner from 5 pm - 8 pm. Our full menu & specials
are always available in the cafe. Our menu is limited form but including all of our pizzas are always available in our Theater along with the standard movie fare. Beer & Wine is served in both Theater and Cafe & Chef Marc usually has a limited yet tantalizing selection of handcrafted desserts, including his signature Peanut Butter Pie as well as seasonal selections, all made from scratch.
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
Monday Lunch: 11:00 am – 2:30 pm
Monday Dinner: 4:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Tuesday Lunch: 11:00 am – 2:30 pm
Tuesday Dinner: 4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday Lunch: 11:00 am – 2:30 pm
Wednesday Dinner: 4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday Lunch: 11:00 am – 2:30 pm
Thursday Dinner: 4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday 11:00 am – 10:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am – 10:00 pm
Sunday 11:00 am – 9:00 pm
The Silverlake area is a great place to spend a week or a weekend. We are located at the gateway to Mount St. Helens - about an hour's drive from Portland, Oregon and Olympia, Washington, and just just a few miles off of Interstate 5.
Ariel, Washington 98603
The museum at the Lelooska Cultural Center features Native American artifacts from many regions, along with the works of renowned wood sculptor Chief Lelooska. Experience magnificent Northwest Coast masks as they come to life in the glimmering firelight of Kwakwaka'wakw (Kwakiutl) ceremonial house.
Photo Courtesy of: The Lelooska Foundation
Lewis & Clark Bowmen
Archery Lessons - Youth and Adult, Individual/Group
Archery Shoots - Competitions
Archery Range Situated in the Woods - 3-D Range
(Range accessible to members only or during shoots)
Hunting Preparation Shoots - Fall/Winter Archery
Inexpensive Club Memberships