One of the perfect ways to have a great time in the outdoors is by choosing to visit Packwood, Washington. The Packwood area is home to several top notch attractions, more than enough beautiful scenery, and some great places to stay. Here is just a small look at some of the great family friendly things about the Packwood, Washington area.
Mt. St. Helen’s National Volcanic Monument
One of the top draws in the state is also one of the most popular places to visit when staying in the Packwood area. Mt. St. Helen’s famously blew its top in 1980. Seeing the aftermath, including the crater itself, the destruction below the mountain, and nature’s recovery has captivated travelers ever since. You can get to several viewpoints and attractions easily too when you stay in Packwood. Make sure your calves are in good shape though, the climb up to the Windy Ridge Viewpoint includes 361 steps!
Mt. Rainier National Park
One of the most iconic symbols of the State of Washington is Mt. Rainier. The best way to experience it is by visiting Mt. Rainier National Park. When you stay in Packwood, you can access it by entering it through the Ohanepecosh entrance or the Nisqually entrance. Once inside you’ll find yourself traveling through tunnels, stopping at waterfalls and scenic overlooks, viewing historic buildings, and so much more. You can even get a bite to eat at a place called Paradise. Now, that’s hard to beat.
Located just a few miles south of the nearby community of Randle, and just off the route to Mt. St. Helen’s, is a short trail that will lead you through the forest to Layser Cave. The cave measures in at roughly 60 x 40 feet and is extremely historical. It’s not only fun to see and experience, you can also learn how it was inhabited by native peoples for centuries. Whether you’re outside looking in, reading the historical marker, or inside exploring; a visit to Layser Cave can be a very memorable experience.
White Pass Country Museum
Whenever you travel to a new place, one of the most rewarding things to do is to learn a little bit about its history, origins, and the people who shaped it. One of the best places to do that in the Packwood area is to visit the White Pass Country Museum. A visit to this local museum allows you an inside look at the place you’ve chosen to spend so much time in. It’s a great learning experience for adults and kids. The White Pass Country Museum is also a lot of fun too.
Cowlitz River Cabins
When you visit Packwood, you also need a place to spend the night. The right lodging opportunity helps add to the experience you have when traveling. A stay at Cowlitz River Cabins helps you enjoy your stay in the Packwood area more than you otherwise would. You’ll be on a secluded chunk of property right on the Cowlitz River and you’ll be surrouned by the beauties of nature and also the incredible atmosphere of a true log cabin that has no shortage of luxury. The path down to the river, firepit, hot tub, and outdoor covered picnic shelter all add to the experience. All these things and more mean when you’re visiting the Packwood area you’ll have a great time out and about, but you’ll also be extremely satisfied when you come back to your cabin on the river.
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