Things to do in Cowlitz County

Castle Rock

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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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PJ’s Pizza
239 Huntington Avenue
Castle Rock, WA 98611
PJ’s Pizza

PJ’s Pizza

360.274.2323
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Lacey Rha’s Cafe
1289 Mt St Helens Way
Castle Rock, WA 98625
Lacey Rha’s Cafe

Lacey Rha’s Cafe

360.274.5360
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7 West Motel
864 Walsh Ave. NE Castle Rock WA 98611
7 West Motel

7 West Motel

(360) 274-7526
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!

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
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
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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Subway
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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Blue Heron Chateau
1209 Mt St Helens Way Castle Rock, 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.

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
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