The unofficial gateway to both the Gifford Pinchot National Forest and Mount Rainier National Park, Morton is a prime stop for outdoors enthusiasts.

The city’s arts scene is rapidly growing, with live theatre, movies and more offered at the historic Roxy Theatre downtown. As such, Morton is the cultural center of eastern Lewis County.

Perhaps the most vibrant of all the summer celebrations in the area, the Morton Loggers Jubilee — “the Grandaddy of All Logging Shows” — brings competitors in time-tested logging contests to Lewis County every year. Come watch the log rolling, choker setting, speed climbing and more that make up the centerpiece of the festival; stay for the evening music and celebrations along the main stretch in town.

Morton also offers easy access to several motels and campsites to extend your stay — the perfect way to enjoy the vastness of an area that must be explored over more than just one day.

Check out the Facebook page and website for the Morton Chamber of Commerce, the local connection to businesses and activities that make up the heart of Logger country.

How to get there: From Interstate 5, take U.S. Highway 12 and travel along the White Pass Scenic Byway east about 30 miles, then bear north on State Route 7, which runs straight through the heart of Morton. From Yakima, simply take U.S. Highway 12 over White Pass and continue for about 50 miles until you reach the SR7 intersection.

Food and More In and Around Morton

Rivers Coffeehouse & Bistro

212 Main Ave.
Morton, WA
(360) 496-3368

Bucksnort Pub

198 Main Ave.,
Morton, WA 98356
(360) 496-5355

Subway (Morton)

2nd St,
Morton, WA 98356
(360) 496-6664

Papa Bear's Restaurant and Lounge

207 W. Main Ave,
Morton, WA 98356
(360) 496-6411

Cody Cafe

216 Main Ave.,
Morton, WA 98356
(360) 496-5787

Spiffy Dine-In & Drive-In

104 W. Lake,
Morton, WA 98356
(360) 496-5472

Brew Coffee & Expresso Bar

498 2nd st.,
Morton, WA 98356
(360) 496-0073

Plaza Jalisco (Morton)

200 Westlake Ave.,
Morton, WA 98356
(360) 496-6660

Places to stay nearby

Adytum Sanctuary

Mossyrock, East
Starting at: $195.00

Almost Paradise

Ashford, East
Starting at: $175.00

Alpine Retreat

Packwood, East
Starting at: $110.00

Bear Lodge

Packwood, East
Starting at: $285.00

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