Situated at the confluence of the Columbia, Cowlitz and Coweeman Rivers, the City of Longview is a center for many recreation and tourism opportunities. Longview is a great place to extend your golf outing to include discovering Mt. St. Helens and the aftermath of the volcanic eruption. Helicopter or small airplane tours will provide aerial panoramas of the mountain, interpretive and forest learning centers open this mountain’s wonders to all ages, and hiking and biking the miles of spectacular trails provide visitors with a sense of closeness to the natural beauty of the area.
Fishing and boating adventures abound. Rivers, mountain and lowland lakes and countless waterfalls make this area a water wonderland. Longview is situated in the heart of premiere fishing grounds with salmon and steelhead runs that attract visitors from all over the northwest. A more leisurely trip along the rivers can be enjoyed by paddlers. The Lower Columbia River Water Trail runs along the Longview shores and extends all the way to the Pacific coast. Longview’s crown jewel, Lake Sacajawea Park is located in the center of the city with its 3.5 miles of trails around the lake’s beautifully landscaped shores. Visitors can also enjoy the arboretum, Japanese island, and the solar walk on the park grounds.
This is also a great area to hold conferences and special events around a golf outing. The Cowlitz Regional Conference and Special Events Center will host your events in their newly completed center. The facility boasts an exhibition hall along with banquet and meeting areas. The staff will be glad to provide you with a complementary meeting planner’s packet.
Perhaps more casual plans are in order following the golf game. Enjoy the performing arts at the Columbia Theatre in downtown Longview. This unique, ornate Italian Renaissance performance hall offers shows ranging from Broadway to boogie and symphony to salsa.
If you are looking for lodging accommodations, excellent restaurants, or would like further information about the area please contact the Kelso Longview Chamber of Commerce.