Washougal: a naturally great place to be
A city retains its small town flavor.
Washougal, translated to mean “rushing waters”, is situated near the confluence of the Washougal and Columbia rivers. During the late 1700’s and early 1800’s the area that is now Washougal, Washington was visited by several well known explorers, and it has the distinction of being one of the strategic campsites of the Lewis and Clark expedition. Established in 1880 and incorporated as a city in 1908, Washougal became a popular resting point for travelers along the Columbia River. Because of its unique location and the natural beauty surrounding it, many travelers decided to stay and settled in the area.
The same is true today. Because of the high quality of life offered in the Washougal area, the city has seen rapid residential growth in recent years. The City of Washougal is responding to its citizens, both new and old, with a dedication to sustainable, conscious growth. Washougal offers the small town community experience as well as the availability of an active, urban lifestyle to its residents. Developing a new and revitalized downtown, while maintaining the small-town feel, friendliness and connection to the natural world, is the goal.
For additional information, please visit the following sites:
- (http://www NULL.columbialandtrust NULL.org/)City of Washougal (http://www NULL.cityofwashougal NULL.us/)
- Camas-Washougal Chamber of Commerce (http://www NULL.cwchamber NULL.com/cwdata/)
- Washougal School District (http://www NULL.washougal NULL.k12 NULL.wa NULL.us/)
- Camas School District (http://www NULL.camas NULL.wednet NULL.edu/)
- Friends of the Columbia Gorge (http://www NULL.gorgefriends NULL.org/)
- Washougal Farmer’s Market (http://web NULL.me NULL.com/elizabethpike/Washougal_Farmers_Market/Welcome NULL.html)