Castle Rock Washington

Castle Rock values and celebrates its historical roots, while always planning for and embracing its future.

Castle Rock Washington

The town’s namesake, a 190-foot-high rock, was a landmark for Cowlitz Indians and Hudson’s Bay Company traders as early as 1832. Castle Rock prospered as a Cowlitz River steamboat port and trading center for valley farms. A local sawmill was the first to produce cedar shingles, using the Western red cedar, which grows in abundance in the region.

Castle Rock is a wonderful place to live, work and play. It’s a community where the people are as resilient and vibrant as the natural features that surround their home; a place where life-long residents and visitors alike feel they are part of the same tight-knit family.

Over the years, community organizations and volunteers have joined forces with local government to create an impressive menu of year-round recreational activities, town festivals and cultural attractions. They have helped make Castle Rock a place where people not only want to come … but a place people want to stay.

Citizens and government work in partnership with business and industry to support and enhance the city’s diverse economic base. The fruit of their efforts can be seen in a thriving downtown core, bustling I-5 business district and an ever expanding mix of employment opportunities. People in Castle Rock understand that a balanced, prosperous economy fuels a healthy social environment.



Castle Rock Events Calendar

Many outdoor activities are available in the area such as: hiking, bicycling, fishing, boating, hunting, motorcycle racing and numerous sporting events (baseball, wrestling, soccer, track and football). In addition, the community hosts the annual Castle Rock Fair, which is held in July and Castle Rock Festival of lights held in December each year.

August 2019

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
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  • Concerts at the Lake
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  • Hot Summer Nights & Movies at the Park
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  • Cowlitz Farmers Market
  • Dogapawlooza
  • Lucky Triathlon Fetival
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  • Lucky Triathlon Fetival
  • Castle Rock Farmers Market
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  • Concerts at the Lake
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  • Hot Summer Nights & Movies at the Park
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  • Cowlitz Farmers Market
  • Kalama Lodge Inaugural Brew Fest
  • Family Outdoor Adventure
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  • Castle Rock Farmers Market
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  • Concerts at the Lake
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  • Kalama All City Garage Sale
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  • Kalama All City Garage Sale
  • Cowlitz Farmers Market
  • Squirrel Fest
  • Castle Rock Cornhole Tournament
  • Family Fun Day in Kalama
  • 10th Annual Highlander Iron Horse Motorcycle Rally
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  • Kalama All City Garage Sale
  • Untouchables Car Show
  • Castle Rock Farmers Market
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  • Castle Rock Farmers Market
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  • Cowlitz Farmers Market
  • Cedar Creek Grist Mill - Treat Day
 

Castle Rock Visitor Center

890 Huntington Ave S
Castle Rock, WA 98611

(360) 274-6603

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1890

Established


Castle Rock, the Gateway to Mount St. Helens, is situated between the Cowlitz River and Interstate 5, located 134 miles south of Seattle and 63 miles north of Portland, Oregon.
2120

Population


Tight Knit Family Town

Castle Rock Parks

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1900 7th Ave Lonview, WA 98632