Beaver Bay Campground
Short Description
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.
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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

Website Address
Phone Number
801-280-3233
Address
150 Sherman Road
Cougar, WA 98616
Biking
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Biking
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Mountain Biking
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.
 

 

Bob’s Sporting Goods
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Bob’s Sporting Goods
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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
Camp Kalama
Short Description
Camp Kalama
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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.

Website Address
Phone Number
(360) 673-2456
Address
5055 Meeker Drive
Kalama, WA 98625
Tents
Yes
RV Hookups
100
Castle Rock MX
Long Description

Castle Rock MX, promoting Northwest, family friendly racing at Riverdale Raceway.

Phone Number
(360) 263-6288
Address
250 Rodale Drive
Castle Rock, WA 98611
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
Cougar Park & Campground
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Cougar Park & Campground
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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
Boat ramp

45 tent camping only sites
Group camping facility with 15 tent camping only sites and a covered picnic shelter with fireplace and sink

Swimming beach
Restrooms, showers and water provided
Open the Friday before Memorial Day until Labor Day

**The Cougar Park boat launch on Yale Reservoir is also currently closed due to low water.
Beginning 9 a.m. Saturday, August 24, the boat launch at Beaver Bay Park on Yale Reservoir will also close due to low water until further notice.

Phone Number
801-280-3233
Address
17005 Lewis River Road
Cougar, WA 98616
Cougar RV Park & Campground
Short Description
Cougar RV Park & Campground
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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!

Phone Number
(360) 238-5224
Address
16730 Lewis River Road
Cougar, WA 98616
Tents
Yes
RV Hookups
Yes
Pets
Yes
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
Cowlitz Farmers Market
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Cowlitz Farmers Market
Long Description

Tuesdays – 9 am to 2 pm
(May through October)Saturdays – 9 am to 2 pm
(April through October)
7th Avenue – Longview
(across from Cowlitz County Fairgrounds)

Phone Number
360.785.3883