The Pacific Northwest and North Clark County offer nearly endless recreational opportunities for every taste and walk-of-life. Hiking, skiing, golf, camping, boating and some of the finest fishing to be found anywhere in the Nation are just minutes away. Sail boarding, mountain climbing even surfing are all part of the Pacific Northwest lifestyle as are symphonies, opera, jazz, ballet and professional acting companies, along with some of the finest and most varied cuisine life has to offer. On these pages you can explore just a small sampling of the options available to help you live your life to the fullest!
National Wildlife Refuge
In the heart of Ridgefield is the National Wildlife Refuge, which is part of the Pacific Flyway, a major north-south route of travel for migratory birds in the Americas, extending from Alaska to Patagonia (southern tip of South America). Hawks, eagles, great blue heron, deer, fox and other fauna can be seen from the comfort of your car on the auto tour or you can walk quiet trails for a more personal adventure. Click here for more information. For those interested in non-motorized water touring of the Refuge, click here for the Lewis River - Vancouver Lake Paddle Guide
Tri Mountain Golf Course ~ 4 Stars • Golf Digest Best Places To Play 2008
An 18 hole links style course with award-winning medium-sized greens and eleven lakes come into play on over half the holes – can you say “water hazard?!” The club house offers all the amenities one would expect including a well stocked club house and dining. Meeting rooms and catering are also available. An aquatic driving range and an eighteen hole putting course round out the offerings and for spectacular scenery you can’t beat the views of nearby Mt. St. Helens, Mt. Adams and Oregon’s Mt. Hood. Click here for more information.
Mt. St. Helens Visitor Center
In May of 1980, Mt. St. Helens blew its top and brought world-wide attention to the Pacific Northwest and a great deal of excitement right here in North Clark County! From nearly any vantage point in the district you can see the ol’ girl steaming away and the Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument and Mount St. Helens Visitor Center is a great day trip. At the center you can walk trails and see life coming back to the mountain and relive the eruption in the center’s theatre, it’s a ‘real’ blast! Click here for more information.
Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area
Another adventure is historical and scenic Columbia River Gorge and State Highway 14 right here in Clark County is literally the ‘gateway’ to the Gorge. At 80 miles long and 4000 feet deep, the Gorge abounds with waterfalls so spectacular they are guaranteed to take your breath away. One of the grandest is Multnomah Falls which is the second highest year-round waterfalls in the United States and probably one of the most photographed! The Gorge is also home to the City of Hood River, wind-surfing capital of the world. Hiking, mountain biking, camping, fishing, boating, wildlife watching, birding, wildflower viewing, photography, picnicking, rock climbing, it’s all here. Click here for more information.