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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]], [[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)
* [[Cathlamet]] (seat of Wahkiakum County)
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* [[Carson (Washington)|Carson]]
  
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===Wahkiakum County===
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* [[Cathlamet]] (seat of Wahkiakum 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
 
*[[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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==Get in==
 
==Get in==
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===By air===
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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.
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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]].
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===By car===
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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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===By train===
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The Amtrak Cascades service stops in Kelso and Vancouver, WA.
  
 
==Get around==
 
==Get around==
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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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Revision as of 23:19, 10 September 2012

Southwest Washington is a region of Washington.

Contents

Regions

Cities

Cowlitz County

Clark County

Lewis County

Pacific County

Skamania County

Wahkiakum County

Other destinations

Understand

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

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Get in

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By car

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

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

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