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Castle RockUnited States of America

Experience the small-town charm and big personality of this picturesque place, nestled amid beautiful countryside and offering a wealth of outdoor fun.

Castle Rock is the ideal destination for those looking to get away from big-city bustle. Come to this serene town, which has only about 2,000 permanent residents. Fill your days with hikes along scenic trails and boat trips on tranquil bodies of water. In the evenings, return to peace and quiet in the town’s pretty historic center.

For an overview of this beautiful town, hike to the top of the rock that gave it its poetic name. This distinctive natural landmark, which resembles a castle, has helped guide travelers on their way through this area for centuries. Castle Rock’s official status as a town dates back to the late 19th century. It is in one of Washington State’s oldest territories.

Visit the Castle Rock Visitor Center to gain insight into the town’s past. Learn about the volcano Mount St. Helens, which wreaked havoc when it erupted in 1980. Today it is one of the area’s scenic highlights, as well as a protected area of geological interest. Find out more about this fascinating feature of the landscape at the Mount St. Helens Science and Learning Center.

Another way to get to know the volcano is by exploring the miles of hiking trails winding all around it. Join a guided hiking tour into the crater of the volcano itself, with a geologist leading the way. Head out by yourself on the gorgeous Hummocks Trail, which leads through forest and meadows and offers striking volcano views.

Follow the trail past Coldwater Lake, a perfect spot for a picnic in gorgeous surroundings, as well as a great location for boating. The still waters are clear and clean, ideal for outdoor swimming.

Drive to Castle Rock from Seattle in less than 2 hours or from Portland in an hour. Come in summer to see the surrounding hills brightly decorated with flowers or in winter to explore by ski instead of on foot.

Top Hotels in Castle Rock

Timberland Inn & Suites
Timberland Inn & Suites
2.5 out of 5
1271 Mt. St. Helens Way, Castle Rock, WA
The price is $89 per night from Nov 25 to Nov 26

Situated in Castle Rock, this motel is 4.7 mi (7.5 km) from Seaquest State Park and within 12 mi (20 km) of Mount St. Helens Forest Learning Center and Cowlitz ...

3.6/5Good! (226 reviews)

"The staff was friendly and the location was close to everything."…"

Reviewed on Aug 16, 2020

Timberland Inn & Suites
OYO Hotel Chehalis I-5 South
OYO Hotel Chehalis I-5 South
2 out of 5
122 Interstate Avenue, Chehalis, WA
The price is $50 per night from Dec 1 to Dec 2

Located in the heart of Chehalis, this motel is 2.9 mi (4.7 km) from Riverside Golf Course and within 6 mi (10 km) of Newaukum Valley Golf Course and Providence ...

3.3/5 (300 reviews)

"Convenient location. Good value for the price. Will stay again."…"

Reviewed on Oct 13, 2020

OYO Hotel Chehalis I-5 South
Red Lion Hotel Kelso Longview
Red Lion Hotel Kelso Longview
3 out of 5
510 Kelso Dr, Kelso, WA
The price is $85 per night from Nov 25 to Nov 26

Situated in Kelso, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Tam O'Shanter Park and Three Rivers Mall. Cowlitz County Historical Museum and Three Rivers Golf ...

3.5/5Good! (822 reviews)

"Overall good place to stay, conveniently located."…"

Reviewed on Aug 20, 2020

Red Lion Hotel Kelso Longview
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Vacation Rentals in Castle Rock

Silver Cove RV Resort
Silver Cove RV Resort
2 out of 5
351 Hall Road, Silver Lake, WA
The price is $95 per night from Nov 29 to Nov 30

Offering direct access to the beach, this Silver Lake campground is 4.3 mi (6.9 km) from Mount St. Helens Forest Learning Center.

4.6/5Exceptional! (119 reviews)

"Cozy little cottage with the best pillows I’ve ever had at a hotel/overnight away from home experience. Charming little property with beautiful views to boot."…"

Reviewed on Oct 29, 2020

Silver Cove RV Resort
Silver Lake Resort
Silver Lake Resort
2.5 out of 5
3201 Spirit Lake Hwy, Silver Lake, WA

Situated on the waterfront, this cabin is within 1 mi (2 km) of Seaquest State Park and Mount St. Helens Forest Learning Center. Cowlitz County Historical Museum ...

Silver Lake Resort
Chehalis RV & Camping Resort
Chehalis RV & Camping Resort
2.5 out of 5
2228 Centralia Alpha Rd, Chehalis, WA

Situated in Chehalis, this cabin is 6.5 mi (10.5 km) from Newaukum Valley Golf Course and 10.8 mi (17.4 km) from Lewis & Clark State Park. Seminary Hill Natural ...

Chehalis RV & Camping Resort
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Reviews of Castle Rock

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5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Apr 9, 2020

Castle rock and Mount St. Helens is a absolutely gorgeous and very serene Would highly recommend to go and see the mountain and area

4/5 - Good

Overcharged

Aug 20, 2019

Cute little town. Not much to do, bit very near mount St. Helens and other outdoor activities.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Aug 18, 2019

Mount st helens

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveler

Mar 16, 2019

Didn't really check it out!

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