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.

April 2019

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  • Stageworks NW - Pirates of Penzance
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  • Mud Bowl - Men's Softball Tournament
  • Stageworks NW - Pirates of Penzance
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  • Stageworks NW - Pirates of Penzance
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  • One Man Stranger Things - A Parody
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  • Classic Film Series - Against All Flags - Columbia Theatre
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  • Earth Day
  • Spring for Fences - Men's Softball Tournament
  • Lilac Days
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  • Lilac Days
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  • Lilac Days
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  • Hotel California: A Salute to the Eagles
  • Lilac Days
  • Love Street Playhouse - Leading Ladies
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  • Castle Rock Clean Up Day
  • Love Street Playhouse - Leading Ladies
  • Kids Fish In
  • Lilac Days
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  • Blooms to Brews
  • Love Street Playhouse - Leading Ladies
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  • Lilac Days
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  • Lilac Days
 

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

Parks Information

Castle Rock Parks Information
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(360) 577-3137

Cowlitz County Tourism
1900 7th Ave Lonview, WA 98632