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==Cities==
 
==Cities==
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===Cowlitz County===
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* [[Longview (Washington) |Longview]] (largest city in Cowlitz County)
 
* [[Longview (Washington) |Longview]] (largest city in Cowlitz County)
** [[Kelso (Washington)|Kelso]] (seat of Cowlitz County), and [[Woodland (Washington)|Woodland]]
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* [[Kelso (Washington)|Kelso]] (seat of Cowlitz County)
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* [[Woodland (Washington)|Woodland]]
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===Clark County===
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* [[Vancouver (Washington)]] — oldest permanent settlement in the [[Pacific Northwest (United States of America)|Pacific Northwest]] and capital of Clark County; not to be confused with [[Vancouver]], [[British Columbia|BC]] ([[Canada]])
 
* [[Vancouver (Washington)]] — oldest permanent settlement in the [[Pacific Northwest (United States of America)|Pacific Northwest]] and capital of Clark County; not to be confused with [[Vancouver]], [[British Columbia|BC]] ([[Canada]])
** [[Camas (Washington)|Camas]] (second largest city in Clark County), [[Washougal]], [[La Center (Washington)|La Center]][[Ridgefield (Washington)|Ridgefield]]
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* [[Camas (Washington)|Camas]]
* [[Centralia]] (largest city in Lewis County) and [[Chehalis]] (seat of Lewis County)
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*[[Washougal]]
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*[[Battle Ground]](second largest city in Clark County and home to [[Battle Ground Lake State Park]]
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*[[La Center (Washington)|La Center]]
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* [[Ridgefield (Washington)|Ridgefield]]
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===Lewis County===
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* [[Centralia (Washington)|Centralia]] (largest city in Lewis County)  
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* [[Chehalis]] (seat of Lewis County)
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* [[Mossyrock]] (Heart of East Lewis County)
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===Pacific County===
 
* [[South Bend (Washington)|South Bend]] (seat of Pacific County)
 
* [[South Bend (Washington)|South Bend]] (seat of Pacific County)
** [[Ilwaco]], [[Long Beach (Washington)|Long Beach]], [[Naselle]], [[Ocean Park]], and [[Raymond]]
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* [[Ilwaco]]
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* [[Long Beach (Washington)|Long Beach]]
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* [[Naselle]]
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* [[Ocean Park]]
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* [[Raymond]]
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===Skamania County===
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* [[Stevenson]] (seat of Skamania County)
 
* [[Stevenson]] (seat of Skamania County)
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* [[Carson (Washington)|Carson]]
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===Wahkiakum County===
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* [[Cathlamet]] (seat of Wahkiakum County)
 
* [[Cathlamet]] (seat of Wahkiakum County)
* [[Mossyrock]] (Heart of East Lewis County)
 
  
 
==Other destinations==
 
==Other destinations==
 
*[[Fort Vancouver National Historic Site]] - a gem of a park whose story as an economic and cultural center fascinatingly portends that of the modern-day Pacific Northwest
 
*[[Fort Vancouver National Historic Site]] - a gem of a park whose story as an economic and cultural center fascinatingly portends that of the modern-day Pacific Northwest
*[[Lewis and Clark National Historical Park]] - 12 park sites located on a 40-mile stretch of the Pacific coast from [[Long Beach (Washington)|Long Beach]], WA to [[Cannon Beach]], OR  
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*[[Lewis and Clark National Historical Park]] - 12 park sites located on a 40-mile stretch of the Pacific coast from [[Long Beach (Washington)|Long Beach]], WA to [[Cannon Beach]], OR
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*[[Mount St. Helens]]
  
 
==Understand==
 
==Understand==
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===By air===
 
===By air===
  
*Portland International Airport (IATA: PDX)is quite convienient for this region, being just across the river from [[Vancouver (Washington)]]: see the [[Portland]] article for details. Flights to many major US airports and a few international connections.
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*[[Portland (Oregon)#By plane|Portland International Airport]] (IATA: PDX)is quite convienient for this region, being just across the river from [[Vancouver (Washington)|Vancouver]]. Flights to many major US airports and a few international connections.
*Seattle International Airport (IATA: SEA)is located about 2 hours north of Kelso: see the [[Seattle]]article for details. Greater number of international flights than Portland.
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*[[Seattle#By plane|Seattle-Tacoma International Airport]] (IATA: SEA)is located about 2 hours north of [[Kelso (Washington)|Kelso]] by car. Greater number of international flights than [[Portland (Oregon)|Portland]].
  
 
===By car===
 
===By car===
  
I-5 connects the region to Seattle and Portland. If coming from the Columbia Plateau/Central Washington, take US-12 or SR-4 west. From the Oregon Coast, take US-101 across the Columbia River.
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I-5 connects the region to Seattle and Portland. If coming from the Columbia Plateau/Central Washington, take US-12 or SR-14 west. From the Oregon Coast, take US-101 across the Columbia River.
  
==By train==
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===By train===
  
 
The Amtrak Cascades service stops in Kelso and Vancouver, WA.
 
The Amtrak Cascades service stops in Kelso and Vancouver, WA.
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==Get out==
 
==Get out==
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*The [[Puget Sound]] region lies to the north
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*The [[Olympic Peninsula]] also is to the north, along the coast
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*Over the Cascade Mountains to the east is the [[Columbia River Plateau]]
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*Across the Columbia River in [[Oregon]] are the [[Oregon Coast]] and the [[Portland Metropolitan Area]]
  
 
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Latest revision as of 23:19, 10 September 2012

Southwest Washington is a region of Washington.

Regions[edit]

Cities[edit]

Cowlitz County[edit]

Clark County[edit]

Lewis County[edit]

Pacific County[edit]

Skamania County[edit]

Wahkiakum County[edit]

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For our purposes, the Southwest Washington region consists of Cowlitz, Clark, Lewis, Pacific, Skamania, and Wahkiakum counties.

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I-5 connects the region to Seattle and Portland. If coming from the Columbia Plateau/Central Washington, take US-12 or SR-14 west. From the Oregon Coast, take US-101 across the Columbia River.

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The Amtrak Cascades service stops in Kelso and Vancouver, WA.

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