Kalama river park

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The Kalama Boat Ramp and Marina is a 222-slip marina, boat ramp and recreational facility alongside the Columbia River. The marina includes a scenic boardwalk and view decks beside the boat harbor. Also, within easy walking distance there are walking and biking paths, playgrounds, covered picnic shelters and the largest totem pole in the Pacific Northwest. There are also public beaches nearby for swimming, windsurfing, fishing and relaxing.

Downtown Kalama and a host of town amenities (lodging, restaurants, groceries, hardware store, etc.) is just a short walk across from the Marina over the I-5 bridge into town. Visit the Kalama Chamber of Commerce web site: http://www.kalamachamber.com/ for more information.

Note: If you are planning to walk to downtown Kalama, paddle past the boat ramp to the end of the Marina where a there is a short term and multi-day transient dock for boaters. The walk to town is significantly shorter from here. Follow the board walk to the left and up and over the pedistrian bridge.

Sours: https://www.estuarypartnership.org/locations/launch-point/port-of-kalama-marina-and-boat-ramp

Camping Near the Port of Kalama, Washington

Fish in or kayak on the nearby Columbia River.

Fish in or kayak on the nearby Columbia River.(Photo: Jupiterimages/Photos.com/Getty Images )

The area surrounding the Port of Kalama in southwestern Washington State is a favorable destination for nature enthusiasts and campers alike. The southwestern Washington State commercial port, situated near the shores of the Columbia River, is home to more than 20 different companies plus a public marina. Stroll the marina's boardwalk, swim or fish at its beaches or explore its trails either on foot or on bike. While the port offers access to river activities, those looking to spend the night under the stars will have to look outside of the port for a place to set up camp.

Close to the Port

Camp Kalama (kalama.com) is four miles south of the port and also is in the town of Kalama. The camp is open year-round and features sites for tent and recreational vehicle (RV) camping. The pull-through RV sites have full hookups. Campers have access to showers, laundry room and playground. Use the boat launch and swim or fish in the Kalama River. The on-site restaurant, the FireSide Cafe, serves breakfast and lunch daily and three meals on Fridays.

Brook Hollow RV Park (brookhollowrvpark.com) is seven miles north in Kelso and features back-in and pull-through sites with concrete pads, cable TV, water, electricity and sewer. Campground amenities include a group function hall, Wi-Fi, shower room and laundry room. The park is open year-round and is dog-friendly.

To the South

Travel 10 miles south to the Columbia Riverfront RV Park (columbiariverfrontrvpark.com) in Woodland. Choose from 76 sites with full hookups, Wi-Fi, cable TV and views of nearby Columbia River. Buy your necessities at the store, play horseshoes or take a dip in the pool, open seasonally from May to September. The park is open year-round and hosts special events commemorating holidays such as the Fourth of July and New Years Eve.

Continue 17 miles southeast to the Lone Fir Resort (lonefirresort.com) in Cougar. Choose from 36 tent and RV sites with full hookups. Enjoy seasonal activities such as the pool, open from May to September, or snow shoes, available during the winter months. You can however, play on the playground or in the club house throughout the year. Feast on pizza and calzones at the on-site Pizza Cafe or explore nearby Lake Merrill and Yale Lake.

To the North

Set up camp at the Toutle River RV Resort (greatrvresort.com), 19 miles north of the port in Castle Rock. The resort has space for more than 800 RVs and is the Northwest's biggest RV resort. The RV sites can accommodate campers that are 100 feet long and feature full-hookups. RV and tent campers have access to saunas, croquet field, swimming pool and garden complete with an orchard. Prepare supper on one of the barbecue grills or in the on-site smokehouse. Seasonal activities include movies at the pavillion from June to September and the dog bath and obstacle course open from May to October.

Continue seven miles north to the Silver Cove RV Resort (silvercovervresort.com) in Silver Lake. The resort features RV sites with full hookups, cable TV and Wi-Fi. One-bedroom rental cabins are also available. Amenities include two boat launches, storage for boats, playground and bocce ball courts. Both resorts are open year-round and are less than 10 miles from the Cowlitz and Toutle rivers and the Mount St. Helens National Monument (fs.usda.gov) visitor's center at the Gifford Pinchot National Forest.

State Parks

Two area state parks have campgrounds with tent and RV sites plus yurt rentals. The yurts at both parks are furnished, have electricity plus heat and can accommodate up to six people. Paradise Point State Park (parks.wa.gov) is 15 miles south in Clark and offers more than 80 acres along the shore of the Lewis River. Choose from two rental yurts, tent sites or RV sites that can accommodate vehicles up to 40 feet long. Restrooms and showers are available to all campers. Explore the 475 acres of Seaquest State Park (parks.wa.gov) 18 miles north of the port in Castle Rock, which offers tent and RV sites plus five rental yurts. The RV sites can accommodate vehicles up to 50 feet long. Discover the park's one-mile trail in the wetlands and the six miles of forest trails. Both are favorable for biking, hiking and nature viewing. Both campgrounds are open year-round.

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BEGINNERS HOLE- Located on I-5 exit 32, turn east on Kalama River Road, go 1.2 miles past the store. The beginners hole is a water access area perfect for fishing.

Includes: fishing access, restrooms, parking

CAMP KALAMA RV PARK- Camp Kalama sits beside the Interstate and banks of the Kalama River, offering campers fishing, boating access, and a great view of Mt. St. Helen's.

Includes: campsites, boat launch, beach area, store, shower, laundry, restrooms, dump site, handicap access, cafe, fishing access, playground

KALAMA INDUSTRIAL AND MEEKER TRAILS- This 1.4 mile gravel area provides a comfortable trail that goes along the banks of the Kalama River to the Columbia River. 

Includes: parking, trails, fishing access

KRESS LAKE- is located off of I-5, .3 miles down Old Highway 99. Kress Lake is a perfect area for fishing access. 

 

 Includes: restrooms, dock, parking, handicap access, trails, fishing access

MAHAFFEY'S CAMPGROUND-  is located on 1135 Kalama River Road. Maheffey's Campground offers campers with scenery and nearby local attractions gives campers a fun and relaxing experience

 

Includes: campsites. water access, bathrooms, fishing access, Boat launch

MODROW BRIDGE-  is located along I-5 take off exit 32. Turn east on Kalama River Road, go 1.2 miles, turn east across Modrow Bridge, and just past bridge turn left down dirt road to access. Modrow Bridge offers visitors access to bank fishing and boating.

Includes: fishing access, boating access

PORT OF KALAMA MARINA- is located along the Columbia River at 110 W Marine Drive. The Marina provides visitors a day use area, boat access, long term boat slips, and numerous other services!

Includes: boat launch, parking, restrooms, picnic area and tables, walking trail, playground, parks, gasoline, diesel services, guest moorage, stationary pump out, tennis

PRICHARD'S- is located off Exit 32 from I-5. Take Kalama River Road and Go East for 5 miles then  across from Prichard Store. On the right is Prichards water access site and is perfect for fishing access.

Includes: fishing access

RASMUSSEN PARK- is located on North Hendrickson Drive. Rasmussen Park provides access to walking trails, a playground area, sports, and much more!

Includes: beach, fishing, horseshoes, basketball courts, tennis, restrooms, walking path, volleyball nets, picnic shelters

SPORTSMANS LOOP- Located off  I-5 to Exit 32, west on Kalama River Road for 0.3 mi, left on Fisherman's Loop Rd (Private Road) is access to Sportsmans Loop site. This water access site is a fishing site.

Includes: fishing access

UPPER KALAMA WATER ACCESS- Located on Kalama River Road from I-5 go 3.5 miles and turn right on dirt road to access area. It is an area for fishing and boating access.

Includes: fishing, boat launch

Sours: https://www.cowlitzonthemove.org/kalama
The Kalama River [4k Drone Video]

New lodge highlights Kalama waterfront walk

By Greg Johnson

A brisk walk along the Marine Park waterfront trail in Kalama is a pleasant way to spend a beautiful, sunny Northwest spring day.

Marine Park is a 5-acre day-use park that borders the Columbia River just west of I-5 and downtown Kalama. The park features scenic walking and bicycle pathways, a totem pole plaza and public beaches offering opportunities for recreation, windsurfing and fishing.

As you walk along the trail, you’ll notice that the bustling traffic noise from nearby Interstate 5 gradually sounds more like a rushing river. Bald eagles soar overhead as walkers enjoy views of fishermen, sunbathers, behemoth freighters and watercraft of all kinds plying the majestic Columbia.

Walkers who start at the southern part of the asphalt trail can also access the long stretch of adjoining sandy beach. Additionally, there is a family park and interactive public art.

The next stretch of trail features one of its most distinctive attractions: four totem poles depicting mythical forms, symbols and creatures of the Pacific Northwest Native American culture. The tallest pole, at 140 feet, is carved from a 700-year-old western red cedar and reportedly is the largest one-piece totem in the world. There is also a children’s park, gazebos and benches for enjoyment of the river.

On the trail’s northern stretch, walkers will see a dazzling new addition to Kalama’s waterfront: McMenamins’ latest property, Kalama Harbor Lodge, which opened April 20. The lodge design was inspired by the Hawaiian heritage of John Kalama and the Pioneer Inn in Lahaina, Maui. The 40 guestrooms feature private bathrooms and individual lanais. Most rooms offer river views and welcome pets.

History buffs will appreciate the posted accounts about each room. History is also reflected in several artifacts in the lodge, including a serpent carving from a Chinook artist and artifacts from the Northwest and tropical islands.

Visitors to the lodge can enjoy a local ale at the Cloud Bar atop the building, the Pub and Harbor Lounge — which houses the glassed-in Holoholo Room — and the Ahles Point Cabin, where you can warm up next to a fireplace.

Visiting boaters will appreciate the ability to park their boat at the adjacent 222-slip marina and port office. The port office features an interpretive center that chronicles the advance of water transportation modes from the days of pre-settler indigenous canoes to the modern day commercial freighters. The center was developed in conjunction with the Cowlitz County Historical Society and community groups.

The small town of Kalama, located just across I-5 from the park, is a fun place to find antiques and a bite to eat. A local favorite for authentic Mexican food is the Playa Azul II. Kalama also has several annual events, including the annual Untouchables Car Show and the Kalama Fair in July.

For information: Kalama Harbor Lodge, 215 Hendrickson Drive, Kalama, 360-673-6970, www.mcmenamins.com; Kalama Chamber of Commerce, 360-673-6299.

Sours: https://www.cityofvancouver.us/messenger/page/new-lodge-highlights-kalama-waterfront-walk

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