Historic Cathlamet, Washington
Located 60 miles north of Vancouver on the Columbia River, Cathlamet retains small-town charm while offering the amenities of a bigger city. The backdrop includes mountains, water, and open country. In town, stroll down Main Street and see coffee shops, boutiques, and restaurants nestled amongst the town’s original buildings, like Pioneer Church or the Julia Butler Hansen Heritage Center. Because Cathlamet is a thriving port town, you’re never too far away from your favorite fishing or boating spot.
Wahkiakum School District
Students in Cathlamet are part of the Wahkiakum Public School District, which includes students from nearby Puget Island and Skamokawa. The district has only 550 students, so your child will get the attention he or she deserves. There are several choices for higher education, including University of Portland, Lewis and Clark College, and Marylhurst University—all of which are just a short drive away. Cathlamet Blanche Bradley Public Library puts on activities and lectures about the local history throughout the year to enrich your child’s education.
Things to See and Do
Every third Sunday in July, Cathlamet celebrates Bald Eagle Days. Thousands crowd the city’s Main Street for parades and festivities in honor of the anniversary of the Enduring Bald Eagle Act, which elevated the bird to our national symbol. The rest of the year, you can visit the Wahkiakum County Museum, where the town’s collection of Chinook Tribe stone tools and arrowheads is housed. Visit the Julia Butler Hansen Heritage Center to learn more about the Kathlamet Indians, the original inhabitants of the region.
Parks and Recreation
On the banks of the Columbia River, Cathlamet offers many opportunities for boating, kayaking, and canoeing. Enjoy blackmouth fishing year round, trout fishing in early fall, and salmon fishing starting in October. Elochoman Slough Marina provides equipment rentals, as well as docking for your vessel. Strong Park, a few miles from Elochoman, has miles of hiking trails as well as opportunities to see some of Washington’s local wildlife. Erickson Park, a little further inland, has a community garden and a small butterfly park.
Food and Drink
Cathlamet is known for its quiet eateries and delicious comfort food. Have a big slice of pizza from Sharon’s Pizza, or get a juicy burger from Lulu’s Burger Shack. If you’re in search of coffee, visit Tall Tree Cafe for a Main Street Latte. Cathlamet also boasts its own brewery—River Mile 38 Brewing. You can also find locally-vinted wines at grocery stores around town.
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