Things Happening in Washougal, WA
In 1806, Lewis and Clark camped at Cottonwood Beach for six days. It’s the longest camp site of the Corps of Discovery in Clark County. In 2006, Captain William Clark Regional Park was opened at Cottonwood Beach, complete with historical interpretive elements such as replicas of Chinook canoes.
The creation of the pedestrian tunnel gives a safe passage from Pendleton Way to Steamboat Landing, William Clark Regional Park, and the Steigerwald National Wildlife Refuge and footpath – all connected by the US Corps of Engineers 3½ mile long levee trail.
Take in the incredible view of the Columbia River and Mt Hood from the Marina at the Port of Camas-Washougal — also a great venue for outdoor summer concerts.
Downtown Washougal's Reflection Plaza hosts many community events all year around. Set along Main Street in Washougal, it is close to the Washougal Town Square, Pendleton Woolen Mills Outlet Store and the Two Rivers Heritage Museum.
Washougal at a Glance
- Residents 15,466
- People per square mile 2,600
- Population increase (2010-2016) 9.7%
- Median age 37.4
- Veterans 1,227
- Foreign born 5.3%
- Households 5,296
- Persons per household 2.83
- Median gross rent $962
- Median home value (owner occupied) $243,400
- High school or higher 93.1%
- Bachelor’s or higher 25%
- Median Household Income $70,943
- Mean commute time 30.1 minutes
Parks and Recreation
- City parks 19
- Community center 1
- Parks with sports fields/courts 3
- Parks with wetlands/wildlife viewing 8
- Parks with boat launch 2
- Pre-K 4
- Elementary 4
- Middle 2
- High 1