Nestled between the Tatoosh Range and the Cowlitz River, Packwood is surrounded by natural beauty. Hikers, fishermen, hunters, campers and outdoor enthusiasts of all types use Packwood as a base camp of sorts, and in the wintertime the area is popular among skiers as it’s the closest community to the White Pass Ski Area.

Packwood also serves as a great overnighting point for travelers, with numerous offerings of motels, cabins, RV parks and other lodging opportunities to make one’s stay in east Lewis County a great one. In fact, Packwood has the greatest concentration of lodging opportunities in all of unincorporated Lewis County and rivals Centralia and Chehalis in the number of offerings.

Packwood is less than 30 minutes from the White Pass Ski Area by vehicle, and an even shorter drive from the Ohanapecosh entrance at Mount Rainier National Park.

Also, make sure you visit the website and Facebook pages for the Destination Packwood Association, a vibrant group that helps promote and host events in the greater Packwood area, to see what events they are hosting during your visit!

Speaking of events, check out a very comprehensive list of what's going on day by day in Packwood at this link.

How to get there: From the west, take Exit 68 from Interstate 5 and proceed for about an hour or so eastward on U.S. Highway 12, the White Pass Scenic Byway. From the east, take U.S. Highway 12 over White Pass and into Packwood.

Food and More In and Around Packwood

Blue Spruce Saloon & Diner

13019 U.S. Highway 12,
Packwood, WA 98361
(360) 494-5605

Cruiser's Pizza

13028 U.S. Highway 12,
Packwood, WA 98361
(360) 494-5400

Cliff Droppers

12968 U.S. Highway 12,
Packwood, WA 98361
(360) 494-2055

Goat Mountain Coffee Roaster & Bakery

105 Main St. East,
Packwood, WA
(360) 494-5600

Cowboy Coffee

12967 US Hwy 12
Packwood, WA 98361
(360) 494-7126

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

Upcoming events in the area

Autumn Music Fest at Roxy Theater

Sunday, October 13, 2019 at 4:00pm

Washington State Parks Fee Free Day - Veterans Day

Monday, November 11, 2019 - All Day