Monday, August 4, 2008

A Walk In The Park: Cottonwood Beach

Captain William Clark Park at Cottonwood Beach in Washougal is a great place to enjoy the beautiful sunny days that we have been having. Meriwether Lewis and William Clark established a camp at Cottonwood Beach on March 31, 1806, while they secured provisions for the return trip through the Columbia River Gorge and points east.

Today, acres of riverfront property on this site have been developed into a beautiful park. There are walking, biking, and equestrian trails as well as picnic shelters and historic interpretive elements for your whole family to enjoy. The beach at the park is a great place for summer sunning, swimming, and play. Located at the intersection of S. Index Street and S. 32nd Street in Washougal, Captain William Clark Park is one of Clark County’s gems and a great place to enjoy the beauty of the Columbia River and the entrance to the Gorge!

Take care,

Chris Hyde
Dale Chumbley

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