Featured Events & Festivals

Outdoors

Silver Lake Resort
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Breathtaking views, Lakeside relaxation, & World class fishing. Magical evenings around the bonfire with new friends. Friendly staff who treat you like family. Silver Lake Resort has it all, with a variety of accommodations to meet your needs. Our beautiful property is located on the shores of Silver Lake with stunning Mt. St. Helens in the backdrop. Silver Lake has some of the best fishing in the Pacific Northwest – from one of our many rental boats, from our docks, or even from the balcony of your own room. Kids can play on the playground, feed the ducks by the waterfront, or catch fish with a rented fishing pole. Silver Lake Resort is the perfect lodging for visiting Mt. St. Helens, fishing for largemouth bass, or relaxing in the natural beauty all year ‘round. Our rustic setting has been drawing vacationers looking for rest and relaxation for over 50 years

Just minutes away to Castle Rock WA and the following Restaurants and more to explore
* Parkers Steakhouse
* El Compadre
* Papa Pete’s Pizza
* Peper’s 49er
* C & L Burger Bar
* CJ’s Pizza
* Crosscut Taproom
* Mount St Helens Visitor Center
* Castle Rock Visitor Center

Website Address
Phone Number
(360) 274-6141
Address
3201 Spirit Lake Hwy. Silver Lake, WA 98645
Cowlitz Black Bears Baseball
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Cowlitz Black Bears Baseball
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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

Phone Number
360.703.3195
Address
Story Field – LCC
1800 Maple Street
Longview, WA 98632
Woodland Motocross Park
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Please visit our website for more information.

Phone Number
(503) 708-5121
Address
3232 Lewis River Road, Woodland, WA
Toutle River RV Resort
Short Description
Our resort is a fantastic base camp for the explorer, family vacation, or long-term guest. We offer 306 full hookup RV sites many offering 6,000 sq ft or more and up to 100 feet long. Masonry fire pits and BBQ’s are located through out the park and all of our premium sites feature a fire pit, BBQ and park style picnic tables. These are truly beautiful sites. We offer the largest RV sites you are likely to find anywhere.
Long Description

Toutle River RV Resort is located in Castle Rock, WA at the apex of the Toutle and Cowlitz Rivers and is one of the largest RV resorts in the Northwest. Our resort has the only private access to the confluence of the Toutle and Cowlitz River that offers access to the public (resort guests). The confluence of these two rivers is widely revered as one of the finest fishing holes in the state.

Phone Number
(360) 274-8373
Address
150 Happy Trails Rd. Castle Rock, WA 98611
RV Hookups
Yes
Pull Through
Yes
Seaquest State Park
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Seaquest State Park
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Seaquest State Park is owned and operated by the State Of Washington.  Seaquest State Park is a nature lovers retreat.  Among the popular activities are bird watching (more than 13 species), mammal watching (more than 8 species including foxes and bears), sea and sea life watching in Silver Lake, tree identification (8 major species), wildflower identification (more than 10 native plant types) and visiting the Mount St. Helens Visitor Center.  The visitor center is located across the highway from Seaquest State Park and is accessed via a tunnel that runs under the highway.  At only 6.6 miles east of Interstate 5 (I-5), Seaquest is as easily accessible for an overnight stay as it is for a week long stay.  Limited services and shopping is available in Castle Rock.  Full services and shopping is available in Kelso. Open year round.

Number of Sites:  16 full hook up RV camping sites, 17 electricity and water RV camping sites and 55 tent camping or RV camping sites without hookups plus 5 yurts

Electricity:  At 33 RV camping sites

Water:  At 33 RV camping sites

Sewer:  At 16 RV camping sites

Waste Water Dump Station:  Yes

Phone Number
(360) 274-8633
Address
3030 Spirit Lake Hwy. Castle Rock, WA 98611
RV Hookups
Yes
Rooms/Cabins
Yurts
Unique Tin Car Show
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Unique Tin Car Show
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The Unique Tin car show and Cruise has become one of the premier car shows in the northwest. We are the second or third largest event in Cowlitz County and bring 500 or more classic and performance cars to the area every August. We provide a fun and profitable show for the local economy, give support to local charities and businesses, and manage to enjoy doing it. We hope to continue for years to come.

When:  August 28, 2021
Location:  Cowlitz County Event Center
1900 7th Avenue
Longview, WA 98632
Contact:  Everett – 360.636.1969

Website Address
Phone Number
360.636.1969
360.577.0111
Riverdale Raceway
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Riverdale Raceway has both MX tracks and a drag strip.

MX – Riverdale Raceway has six outdoor motocross tracks that run year-round. On the west end there is a modern main track, a vintage track, an arena style track, a sand track, and a 50’s track. On the east end across from the drag strip is a big track that is vintage, beginner, and junior friendly.

All levels of riders from kids on 50cc bikes to experienced riders will find our tracks both fun and challenging! We run an open practice without classes so you can get as much ride time as you want.

Since we are a year-round track, we are open every weekend except for extreme weather conditions or if there is an event which uses the whole property. We will post any changes on our Facebook page or website news. We also send out emails. If you would like to receive emails, see our sign-up link.

Practice starts at 9 am and ends at 4 pm.  The cost is $30 per rider. Camping is free if you ride, and there is no cost to spectators during practice. Gate fee for races is usually $10 per person. We are CASH ONLY.

If you would like to practice during the week, please call Dan at 360-749-1170.

Phone Number
(360) 749-1170
(360) 274-5255
Address
7255 Spirit Lake Hwy
Toutle, WA 98649
Climb Mt St Helens
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Climb Mt St Helens
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Climbing information – Permits

At 8,328 feet high (as measured by USGS in 2009), Mount St. Helens offers climbers a breathtaking view from the crater rim. Although it is not a technical climb, it is strenuous and hazardous due to ice, large boulders, loose pumice, fast-changing weather and volcanism. Climbers should be in very good physical condition, well equipped, informed about volcanic hazards, and have plenty of water and food.

The Mount St. Helens Institute has partnered with the Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument to help protect the volcano’s fragile features and to ensure climbers have a safe, low-impact experience on the volcano.

Before climbing Mount St. Helens, please read climbing rules, road and trail conditions, and other important information from the Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument. (please use the URL in the website field to get your permit and view rules and regulations)

Climbing permits are required year-round on Mount St. Helens. A Climbing Permit allows an individual or group (max size limit of 12) to be in or upon the area defined as the Mount St. Helens Closure Area #2 (PDF) during the 24 hour period designated by the permit. (please use the URL in the website field to get your permit and view rules and regulations)

To reduce crowding and protect natural features, the number of climbers per day on Mount St. Helens is subject to a quota from April 1 to October 31.

During the quota season, permits must be purchased online in advance. A permit may be printed up to 14 days before your reservation date. Once your permit has been printed, you cannot make changes. Outside the quota season, permits are free of charge and self-issued at the trailhead.

April 1 – May 14: 500 climbers/day. Must be purchased online in advance.

May 15 – October 31: 100 climbers/day. Must be purchased online in advance.

November 1 – March 31: Unlimited climbers. Permit is free and self-issue at the trailhead.

Climbing permits during the quota season cost $15 per person per day. A $6 reservation fee is charged per transaction.

Permits are one per Group, rather than one per individual.

The Permit Holder (the purchaser) of the climbing permit can make a reservation for up to 12 total climbing Group Members. The Permit Holder must be included in the climbing group.

The Permit Holder must provide the names of all Group Members at the time of purchase. While climbing Group Members’ names can be adjusted after the purchase, the Permit Holder name cannot be changed nor refunded without cancelling the entire permit. All climbers in the Group must carry a government-issued photo ID that matches their name on the list of members on the purchased permit.

Every year millions of visitors use Recreation.gov to plan, reserve and share their experiences in national forests, national parks, and other public federal lands. Recreation.gov hosts more than 3,000 campgrounds nationwide, including 18 on the Gifford Pinchot National Forest.

Permits

Website Address
Phone Number
360.449.7883
Bob’s Sporting Goods
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Bob’s Sporting Goods
Long Description

Bob’s Sporting Goods

Offering:

Full-time Pro Shop employees

Archery Lessons, Seminars

Archery League

11-lane air conditioned range

Full service repair shop

Offering Hoyt, Mathews, Mission Bows

Parts and Accessories

Tel: 360.425.3870

Website Address
Phone Number
(360) 425-3870
Address
1111 Hudson St.
Longview, WA
Cougar RV Park & Campground
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Cougar RV Park & Campground
Long Description

Located in the small quaint town of Cougar, Washington, on the south side of Mt. St. Helens, a paradise for the outdoor enthusiasts, you will find Cougar RV Park & Campground. There are four popular lakes within 20 miles or less of the park for fishing and water sports. The Ape Caves, the third longest lava tube in the United States, is just a short 8 miles away in the Gifford Pinchot National Forest; as well as the Climbers Bivouac Trailhead. The forest also offers ample outdoor opportunities: OHV trails, horseback riding trails, hiking trails, mushroom and huckleberry picking, hunting, snowshoeing and snowmobiling are just a few of the many activities nearby that make this park a great “base camp” for all your outdoor adventures!

Website Address
Phone Number
(360) 238-5224
Address
16730 Lewis River Road
Cougar, WA 98616
Tents
Yes
RV Hookups
Yes
Pets
Yes