Explore the Area
Southwest Washington and Northwest Oregon are vibrant and diverse, with activities for people who like to explore both urban and wild terrain.
Distances and times:
Mount St. Helen's Visitor Center- 23 miles (25 minutes)
Port of Kalama Columbia River boat launch- 3.4 miles (7 minutes)
Astoria, Oregon (Victorian homes, Goonies House, Maritime Museum)- 58 miles (1 hour, 15 minutes)
Downtown Vancouver, Wa.- 32 miles (31 minutes)
Downtown Portland, Or.- 41 miles (44 minutes)
Seattle, Wa.- 134 miles (2 hours 21 minutes)
Ilani Casino in Ridgefield, Wa.- 16 miles (17 minutes)
Washington Coast- Long Beach, Wa.- 76 miles (1 hour 41 minutes)
Kress Lake- 1/4 mile
Mount St. Helens
Astoria, Oregon is a beautiful hillside town filled to the brim with Victorian homes and charm. Are you a movie buff? Visit the Goonies House and filming locations for Kindergarten Cop and The Ring. Fancy yourself a seafarer? Visit the amazing Maritime Museum, which is a hit for people of ALL ages. If you want a killer view, head up to the Astoria Column to see a massive carving of Lewis and Clark's journey westward (you can even climb to the top and throw down an airplane, if you dare). The downtown area has ample shopping, restaurants and overall beauty.
Kalama, Wa is "the small town with BIG horizons". It is an area where rail, road and water meet. It has an active port, a beautiful waterfront park and beach on the Columbia River and many antique shops and restaurants to explore on its main street.
Portland is known for keeping it weird and that is true, but Portland is a destination worth exploring. With more restaurants than you could eat at in a lifetime, vibrant neighborhoods to explore (each with their own flavor), a thriving art community (you can catch a show almost any night of the week) and wonderful activities for families (like the Zoo and The Oregon Museum of Science and Industry).
Famous for its 1980 eruption, Mount St. Helens is an outdoor lover's dream. With hiking trails, a visitor's center, biking and beautiful drives.
Mount St. Helens
Just a short 17 minute drive to Ridgefield, Wa and you will find the Brand New Ilani Casino (open Spring of 2017). With a 100,000 square-foot gaming space, including 2,500 slots and 75 gaming tables, and 15 different restaurants, bars and retail shops