Rich in history, Mossyrock is nestled in between two of the largest lakes in Western Washington. Whether you enjoy a bike ride or hike, camping, boating or fishing, you’ll find the perfect spot for you in the wilderness surrounding Mossyrock.
No matter where in the area you go, you will love the scenery. Take the family camping or launch your boat from Ike Kinswa State Park and follow Lake Mayfield to the Cowlitz River. Spend a relaxing day of fishing at Swofford Pond or Riffe Lake. You could even take the entire family to one of the local fish hatcheries and watch nature at work.
It’s not only a haven for recreation, the Mossyrock area is home to several blueberry growers. A large percentage of Washington state’s blueberry crop comes from right here in this region, and what better place to buy fresh berries than directly from where they were grown? Check out the well-known Aldrich Berry Farm & Nursery, the farm stand at Pan-American Berry Growers, or Grose’s Blueberry Farm featuring Organic - August Moon blueberries.
The combination of fertile soil, rain fall and elevation surrounding Mossyrock, is also ideal for growing high quality Christmas trees. So this Christmas, check out one of our local tree farms such as Christmas Hills Tree Farm, Windy Knoll Tree Farm, or .
Planning a spring trip? May is the ideal time of year to see the tulips and array of other flowers in bloom all around the DeGoede Bulb Farm. You can stroll through the gardens free of charge and visit the front greenhouses to see what is in production.
From there, if you have the time, drive the 119-mile White Pass Scenic Byway route that crosses Washington’s southern-most Cascades pass, and take in the views that surround Mount Rainier, Mount Adams, and Mount St. Helens along the way.
Whatever destination you choose, top off your trip by taking the short drive out to Mossyrock Dam and get a glimpse of Washington’s tallest dam.
How to get there: Take Exit 68 from Interstate 5 and head east 20 miles on U.S. Highway 12. From the east, take U.S. Highway 12 over White Pass, through Morton and into Mossyrock.