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.
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 7:30 pm!
When: Saturday, December 14, 2020
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 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.
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
The Castle Sandwich Stop where fresh food, family and friends meet. serving soups, salads, sandwiches, Panini’s, cookies and more.
We offer a catering service as well.
Hours of Operation:
Tuesday through Saturday, 10:00am through 3:00pm.
Open Sunday 12:00pm through 4:00pm
Closed Monday (but we can still organize catering)
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.
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
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
Castle Rock WA 98611
Mount St Helens Motel is close to Interstate 5, this 2-story motel is a mile from Castle Rock and 5 miles from the Mount St. Helens Visitor Center.
The comfortably furnished rooms include air-conditioning, en suite bathrooms, free WiFi and flat-screen TVs, plus tables. Close to a variety of restaurants, brewpubs, wine tasting, and boutique shopping.
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.
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.
Check In : 2:00 PM
Check Out : 11:00 AM
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.
Castle Rock, WA 98611
Wine Down Dog is Nestled in charming historic downtown Castle Rock, WA,
Wine Down Dog serves a wide variety of Pacific Northwest wines complemented with a fresh food menu and a cozy, inviting atmosphere.
We are more than a traditional wine bar and look forward to becoming a beloved destination for wine lovers both near and from afar. We want everyone who comes to Wine Down Dog to thoroughly enjoy themselves and take with them great memories made here.
While always hosting a selection of Washington and Oregon wines, we feature a rotating selection of carefully curated wines so that you can experience all that our thriving wine region has to offer! Experience the usual suspects, local treasures and hidden gems. Come wine down with us today!
Monday & Tuesday – Closed
Wednesday through Friday – 3 to 9 PM
Saturday 11 AM to 9 PM
Sunday 11 AM to 5 PM