Packwood, Washington

Activities

Surrounded by the Gifford Pinchot National Forest and minutes from Mt. Rainier National Park, Packwood has unlimited recreational opportunities such as trails for hiking, biking and horseback riding including the Pacific Crest Trail, fishing, boating, canoeing and kayaking in one of the many rivers, lakes and streams. Winter activities at nearby White Pass include snow skiing and snowboarding. Mt. St. Helens National Volcanic Monument is 30 miles away and provides hiking and educational opportunities. Don't forget to make time for the flea market held twice a year on the Memorial and labor Day weekends. For complete information on what to do in Packwood, explore this page.

Auto Racing

Western Washington Sports Car Council. Hampton Mills: 12832 Highway 12, Packwood, WA 98361.

Festivals and Events

Packwood Flea Market. Located along Highway 12 in Packwood. Phone: 360-880-7011. E-mail

The community organized flea market, held every Memorial and Labor Day weekends, feature antiques, toys, tools, homemade crafts, food vendors and more.

Packwood Mountain Festival. 12990 Highway 12, Packwood, WA 98361.

This three day event features live music, square dance demo, Native American drum ceremony, Dutch oven demos and food samples, quilt show, crafts, chili feed, a walking tour of historic Packwood, art displays by local artists, craft show plus special museum displays.

Packwood Summer Rod Run

Fishing

Popular fishing spots in this area include Packwood Lake, Walupt Lake and the Cowlitz River. Catch trout, pike and Chinook salmon. Get all the fishing information at the Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife.

Golf

High Valley Country Club. 633 Cannon Road, Packwood, WA 98361. Phone: 360-494-8431. E-mail

Outdoor Recreation

Gifford Pinchot National Forest
Outdoor recreation in Gifford Pinchot Forest has unlimited possibilities such as trails for hiking, including the Pacific Crest Trail, water activities such as canoeing, kayaking, rafting, boating and fishing in one of the many rivers or lakes. Horseback riding and camping is also available as well as OHV riding and cross country skiing and snowshoeing in the winter months.

Packwood Lake
Packwood Lake is reached by an easy 4 mile hike. Located east of Packwood, this lake is adjacent to the Goat Rocks Wilderness providing an excellent view of Johnson Peak. There is trail access into the Wilderness. Fishing is good in the late spring.

Mt. Rainier National Park
Mt. Rainier National Park has hundreds of miles of trails for hiking, boating, fishing and snow activities. Guides are available for climbing Mt. Rainier.

Mt. St. Helens National Volcanic Monument
Trails for hiking, biking and horseback riding, hunting, fishing, boating, cross country snow skiing, snowshoeing, snowmobiling, climbing and OHV riding.

Snow Skiing

White Pass. 48935 Highway 12, White Pass, Packwood, WA 98937. Phone: 509-672-3101; Snowline: 509-672-3100.

Located 17 miles east of Packwood, White Pass offers all of the favorite snow activities, skiing, snowmobiling, snowboarding and snowshoeing.

Sporting Goods

White Pass Sports Hut. 13020 Highway 12, PO Box 282, Packwood, WA 98361. Phone: 360-494-7321. E-mail

Trails

Pacific Crest Trail

Packwood Lake
Washington Trails Association provides a description of hiking around the lake and other information such as location and directions.

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