Things to do in Cowlitz County

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7 West Motel
864 Walsh Ave. NE Castle Rock WA 98611
7 West Motel

7 West Motel

(360) 274-7526
Blue Heron Chateau
2846 Spirit Lake Hwy., Castle Rock, WA 98611
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.

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.

(360) 274-9595
Castle Rock Festival of Lights
Castle Rock Festival of Lights

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 8th

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.

(360) 575-5728
Castle Rock Information & Visitor Center
890 Huntington Avenue North
Castle Rock, WA 98611
Castle Rock Information & Visitor Center

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.

360.274.6603
Castle Rock MX
250 Rodale Drive
Castle Rock, WA 98611

Castle Rock MX, promoting Northwest, family friendly racing at Riverdale Raceway. First race of the year, July 18, the 2nd annual Summer Classic

(360) 263-6288
CJ’s Pizza
239 Huntington Avenue
Castle Rock, WA 98611
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CJ’s Pizza

CJ’s Pizza
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.

360.274.2323
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Cowlitz Public Shooting Range
1000 Toutle Park Road
Castle Rock, WA 98611
Cowlitz Public Shooting Range

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.

Directions:
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

 

360.430.6949
El Compadre Restaurant
1289 Mt St Helens Way
Castle Rock, WA 98611
El Compadre Restaurant

El Compadre Restaurant

360.274.2265
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Hulda Klager Lilac Gardens
115 South Pekin Road
Woodland, WA 98674
Hulda Klager Lilac Gardens

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.

Mt. St. Helens RV Park
167 Schaffran Rd. Castle Rock, WA 98611
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

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. Your hosts: Brian, Ingrid, Adam and Hunter Orndoff.

(360) 274-8522
Paradise Cove Resort
112 Burma Rd. Castle Rock, WA 98611
Paradise Cove Resort

Paradise Cove Resort

(360) 274-6785
Peper’s 49er Restaurant
916 Walsh Avenue
Castle Rock, WA 98611
Peper’s 49er Restaurant

Peper’s 49er Restaurant

360.274.7957
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Regal Three Rivers Mall 12 & RPX Cinemas
Regal Three Rivers Mall 12 & RPX Cinemas

Regal Three Rivers Mall 12 & RPX Cinemas
Located at Three Rivers Mall in Kelso WA.
341 Three Rivers Mall Drive

 

360.425.1962
Seaquest State Park
3030 Spirit Lake Hwy. Castle Rock, WA 98611
Seaquest State Park

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

(360) 274-8633
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Su Good Chinese Food
103 Huntington Avenue
Castle Rock, WA 98611
Su Good Chinese Food

Su Good Chinese Food

360.274.8371
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Subway – Castle Rock
1163 Mt St Helens Way
Castle Rock, WA 98611
Subway

Subway

360.274.0678
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Toutle River RV Resort
150 Happy Trails Rd. Castle Rock, WA 98611
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.

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.

(360) 274-8373
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Crosscut Taproom
21 West Cowlitz Street
Castle Rock, Washington 98611

How it all began for the Crosscut Taproom…

Jen and Chris regularly walked their dogs, Dutch & Marley, on the trails in Castle Rock and always wished there was a small taphouse to go and enjoy up in North County. Finally one day they looked at each other after years of wishing “someone would open a taphouse” – and said let’s do it.
So now the process begins, permitting and getting everything up and running. Opening in May (Friday, Saturday, & Sundays). We want to bring friends together enjoying a regularly rotating assortment of fantastic pacific northwest craft brews with a limited food menu.
We look forward to serving you and being part of a great community!

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
Friday – 4 pm to 10 pm
Saturday – 11 am to 10 pm
Sunday – 11 am to 5 pm

360.967.8100