3104 Spirit Lake Hwy Silver Lake WA
Arts of the Mountain you will find Fine Arts, Music at 3 venues along the Spirit Lake Highway (SR504)
In Castle Rock and Toutle in June at the Grange, Toutle High School, and The Twosome Art Gallery.
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.
This year Castle Rock Festival of Lights will be a drive through the city to see all the decorated businesses, streets and neighborhoods. Due to the Covid Pandemic we are unable to have the event as we normally do. Thank you for your understanding during this time. We wish you a very merry Christmas to you and all of your family.
Castle Rock Festival of Lights
Tree Lighting and Parade
Second Saturday of December each year
Free pictures with Santa start at 3:30.
Hometown Parade will start at 5:30, with a tree lighting ceremony to follow.
Gift Vendors, Food Vendors, local businesses and restaurants will be open during the event.
Santa will hang around for pictures until about 7:30 pm!
When: Saturday, December 11, 2021
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 5:30 pm. 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 the 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 1st year or your 11th 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.
July 21, 22, 23 & 24
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.
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
Castle Rock, Washington 98611
The Crosscut Taproom is a small taproom with 12 draft handles featuring craft beer and cider with a limited food menu. For 21+
Hours of Operation
Wednesday & Thursday 2 pm to 9 pm
Friday 2 pm to 10 pm
Saturday Noon to 10 pm
Sunday Noon to 6 pm
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 2021
April to May
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.
Castle Rock, WA 98611
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.
Close to Mt St Helens Attractions
* Forest Learning Center
* Coldwater Lake
* Johnston Ridge Observatory
* Mt St Helens Visitor
Regal Three Rivers Mall 12 & RPX Cinemas
Located at Three Rivers Mall in Kelso WA.
341 Three Rivers Mall Drive
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
Welcome to the clean, comfortable and affordable Timberland Inn and Suites, a great place to stay near Mt. St. Helens. Depend on us for the low rates and important amenities you need for an unforgettably positive experience. Because we’re an independent hotel, we can meet your needs and exceed your expectations without having to follow corporate rules – or charge high franchise hotel prices.
When you stay with us you can park near your room, meaning you don’t have to drag your luggage through the lobby. Here in Castle Rock, there’s plenty of fresh air to take in, and you’ll want to stay with us where you have every opportunity to be spoiled in your room and make the most of your time out in the region.
Since we’re just 1/8th mile from the I-5 freeway, we’re convenient to it without you having to worry about highway noise during the night. Plus, our hotel features double sound installation to further ensure that noise is never a problem, making us a quiet choice for business and pleasure travelers alike.
We offer non-smoking rooms, have guest laundry facilities and provide coffee in the lobby. We also have restaurants and a gift shop on-site. If you like, choose a hot tub suite or family suite for an upgraded experience. And we’re happy to keep the front desk open 24 hours a day. That means there’s always someone to assist you with checking in, checking out or answering your calls at any hour.
Mt. St. Helens is a stunningly beautiful place to visit, and we look forward to being your home away from home in this scenic and intriguing area. Why not book now with us to avoid disappointment? We’re a busy hotel and are often fully booked, but we want to be of service to you. Booking early helps ensure we can meet your needs.
This area is a popular vacation destination, and we know that many people have family in this densely populated area. Make us your first choice when you’re looking for hotels near the Mount St. Helens area. We pride ourselves on having the best of the Castle Rock WA hotels and motels. And we’re more than just the best of the Mount St. Helens Volcanic Monument Hotels. We’re also a sensible choice of Castle Rock hotels near Silver Lake and hotels near Johnston Ridge Observatory too. You can be sure that we’ll always do our very best to accommodate you conveniently and in comfort. Why not book now?
Affordable Hotel Stay
Looking for Coldwater Ridge Visitor Center Castle Rock hotels that offer you an attractive deal on an affordable hotel stay? If you’re looking for Castle Rock hotels near Mt St. Helens, we’re here for you at Timberland Inn. While other hotels may focus on other things, nothing means more to us than providing accommodations where guests can feel at ease for an attractive rate. Why not book with us now and see for yourself the Quality Inn and Suites difference? You’ll be glad you did on this and all future trips. The decision to stay with us is a smart one that so many people choose to make every day. We hope to soon meet you and your traveling companions.
Looking for the comfort you deserve as well as a safe and peaceful stay in this busy area? We’re here for you at Timberland. As the most accommodating of the Castle Rock WA motels or hotels, we’re here for you with the safety, security and comfort you need – as well as a quiet, restful experience in complete comfort. Hotels and motels in this area aren’t all the same, and you deserve whatever you want from the hotel you choose. Make the smart choice to stay with us and you’ll find yourself coming back again and again for the safety, peace and comfort. Make us your secret getaway at this popular destination.
Mount Saint Helens is one of the nation’s top natural attractions, and we’re a natural choice when you want to stay nearby.
Castle Rock, WA has something interesting for every member of the family. Why not stay with us while you explore?
Johnston Ridge Observatory is easy to reach when you stay with us at Timberland Inn. Why not make us your first choice in the area?
Silver Lake is as beautiful as the name suggests, so why not visit? We’re here for you at our Castle Rock, WA hotel.
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.