Washougal, Washington is a quaint city located in the Columbia River Gorge along the banks of the Washougal River. This city offers a beautiful, tree-lined downtown with many established shops and businesses. For the outdoor enthusiast, this city is chocked full of parks and recreation areas just waiting to be explored. This is a great city for people looking for a smaller town with easy access to larger cities such as Portland and Vancouver. Take in the views of the majestic Mount Hood while fishing on the shores of the Washougal River, popular for year-round steelhead.
Population: 2014 Census – 14,999 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: +74.5%
Size: 6.3 miles
Median Resident Age: 32.6 years old.
Location: In the Columbia Gorge on the banks of the Washougal River. 14 miles east of Vancouver. 18 Miles from Portland with a 15 minute drive to Portland International Airport.
Climate: Temperate summer with temperatures in the 70s and 80s. Approx. 84 inches of rain per year. Cold winters that usually yield minimal snow.
Schools: Elementary – Cape Horn-Skye Elementary, Gause Elementary, Hathaway Elementary. Middle School/Junior High – Jemtegaard Middle, Canyon Creek Middle. High School – Excelsior High School, Washougal High School.
Nearby Parks and Recreation:
Steigerwald Lake National Wildlife Refuge – This vast area of 1,049 acres is located just east of Washougal. Serene wetlands, pastures, and woodlands settled along the Columbia River make this the perfect area to enjoy wildlife viewing and a short hike on the 2.75 mile trail.
Cottonwood Beach at Captain William Clark Park – This 93-acre park offers access to the Columbia River for swimming, as well as multiuse trails, restrooms, historic sites, covered picnic areas and areas for parking.
Sandy Swimming Hole – Enjoy this perfect little spot for swimming and picnicking located at 550 North Shepherd Road. Swimmers, kayakers, and small-boat operators alike flock to this park during the summer season to enjoy the large sun deck and cool waters of the Washougal River.
Mt. Pleasant Iris Farm – Located in the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area and offering gardens with many different species of beautiful Iris’s this locally owned garden operates from April – June.
Hathaway Park – There are so many opportunities to enjoy the beauty of our area at Hathaway Park. Considered the “jewel” of Washougal, this park offers entertainment for people of all ages including playgrounds and play structures, covered picnic areas, sports fields, swimming, fishing, boating, kayaking, and pickleball courts.
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