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.

June 2019

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
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  • Cowlitz Farmers Market
  • BMX Bike Blowout
  • Monster Trucks
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  • Castle Rock Farmers Market
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  • Black Bears Baseball Season Opener
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  • Cowlitz Farmers Market
  • Free Fishing Weekend
  • Roy Morse Park Walk/Run
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  • Castle Rock Farmers Market
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  • Woodland Planters Day
14
  • The Talisman Ring - Love Street Playhouse
  • Woodland Planters Day
15
  • First Things First
  • Cowlitz Farmers Market
  • Woodland Planters Day
  • The Talisman Ring - Love Street Playhouse
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  • Castle Rock Farmers Market
  • Woodland Planters Day
  • The Talisman Ring - Love Street Playhouse
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  • The Talisman Ring - Love Street Playhouse
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  • Cowlitz Farmers Market
  • It's a Blast: Volcano Exploration Days
  • Arts of the Mountain
  • The Talisman Ring - Love Street Playhouse
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  • Arts of the Mountain
  • Castle Rock Farmers Market
  • The Talisman Ring - Love Street Playhouse
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  • Hot Summer Nights & Movies in the Park
  • The Talisman Ring - Love Street Playhouse
  • Kalama Heritage Festival
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  • Cowlitz Farmers Market
  • The Great Race
  • Kalama Heritage Festival
  • The Talisman Ring - Love Street Playhouse
  • Mud Day
  • Columbia River Corvettes - Bow Tie Bash
  • Bow-Tie Bash
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  • The Talisman Ring - Love Street Playhouse
  • Castle Rock Farmers Market
 

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