LC Spotlights

Discover Summer Fun at Lewis County’s Stunning Lakes

Discover Summer Fun at Lewis County’s Stunning Lakes

Summer is the perfect time to explore the natural beauty and recreational opportunities that Lewis County has to offer. With a variety of lakes each providing unique activities, there's something for everyone. Here’s a guide to making the most of your summer at Mayfield Lake, Riffe Lake, Lake Scanewa, and Swofford Pond. Mayfield Lake Nestled amidst lush greenery, Mayfield Lake is a haven for outdoor enthusiasts. Here’s what you can enjoy:...

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Fire Restrictions take effect on the Gifford Pinchot National Forest July 12

Fire Restrictions take effect on the Gifford Pinchot National Forest July 12

Beginning Friday, July 12, 2024, the Gifford Pinchot National Forest is prohibiting open campfires across the forest. Fires will only be allowed in metal fire pits or rings in designated recreation sites. Under this fire restriction, wood and charcoal fires are only allowed in designated campgrounds and picnic areas that have established metal fire pits or rings. Building and tending open fires, including charcoal briquettes, cooking fires, and...

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Windy Ridge and Visitor Centers Open on July 4th

Windy Ridge and Visitor Centers Open on July 4th

Just in time for the July 4th holiday another recreational opportunity opens at Mount St. Helens on the Gifford Pinchot National Forest. Beginning Thursday, July 4, 2024, Forest Road 99 leading to the Windy Ridge Interpretive Site on the northeast side of Mount St. Helens will be open to the public. As a reminder, there remains a road closure on Forest Road 25, south of FR 99, due to last year’s landslide. Windy Ridge is only accessible from...

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Conquering Mount St. Helens: A Journey to the Summit

Conquering Mount St. Helens: A Journey to the Summit

Few adventures in the Pacific Northwest offer the same blend of challenge, history, and breathtaking beauty as the trek to the summit of Mount St. Helens. This iconic volcano, notorious for its catastrophic 1980 eruption, now serves as a haven for hikers and adventurers seeking a unique and rewarding experience. Preparation is key when tackling Mount St. Helens. The climb is no walk in the park; it requires a solid fitness level, proper gear,...

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Experience Tradition at Toledo Cheese Days

Experience Tradition at Toledo Cheese Days

Every summer, Toledo transforms into a hub of summer fun and community spirit during the annual Toledo Cheese Days. This event, organized by the Toledo Lions Club, is set for July 11-14, 2024, and promises a fun-filled mix of activities that cater to all ages. This will be the 103rd Toledo Cheese Days - a tradition celebrating the region's rich dairy farming heritage. What started as a modest community gathering has evolved into a favorite...

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Discover Lewis County Secures $15,000 Rural Tourism Research & Data Grant

Discover Lewis County Secures $15,000 Rural Tourism Research & Data Grant

Discover Lewis County is pleased to announce that it has received a $15,000 Rural Tourism Research and Data Grant from State of Washington Tourism. This grant will be instrumental in efforts to enhance the region’s tourism economy, providing valuable insights into how residents and local businesses can maximize benefits from the burgeoning tourism industry in East Lewis County. In a strategic collaboration, Discover Lewis County has partnered...

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Enter Discover Lewis County’s Photo Contest

Enter Discover Lewis County’s Photo Contest

Discover Lewis County is thrilled to announce the launch of its first photo contest, inviting photography enthusiasts to capture the natural beauty of Lewis County through the theme "Nature in Lewis County." This contest celebrates the picturesque landscapes, diverse wildlife, and natural beauty that make Lewis County an outdoor enthusiast’s paradise.  The contest will run June 15 – August 15, 2024. Prizes: 1st Place Winner: $1,000 2nd Place...

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Discover the Lavender Celebration in Randle, July 12-14

Discover the Lavender Celebration in Randle, July 12-14

Nestled in the heart of Washington’s Cascade Mountains, the Lavender Celebration in Randle is an annual celebration that brings together lavender enthusiasts, nature lovers, and curious visitors from all over. This year, on July 12-14, Cowlitz Falls Lavender Company will transform into a fragrant wonderland, offering a unique blend of natural beauty, artisan crafts, and community spirit. If this is your first outing to Cowlitz Falls Lavender...

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Stevens Canyon Road reopens after $43 million facelift

Stevens Canyon Road reopens after $43 million facelift

One of Mount Rainier National Park’s most scenic roads has reopened after an extensive $43-million, two-year rehabilitation project funded by the Great American Outdoors Act Legacy Restoration Fund. The project repaired and restored nine miles of the iconic Stevens Canyon Road, which travels through the heart of the park and offers visitors breathtaking views of the rugged alpine landscape. As the only road in the park connecting the popular...

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Celebrate Tradition and Fun at Winlock Egg Days

Celebrate Tradition and Fun at Winlock Egg Days

If you're looking for a charming, fun-filled summer event for the whole family, look no further than the annual Winlock Egg Days in the heart of Lewis County. This event, steeped in history and community spirit, offers a festive mix of entertainment, activities, and, of course, eggs! Mark your calendars for June 14–16, 2024. The community of Winlock has a rich history tied to the poultry industry. Once home to a well-known and immense...

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