Deep blue-green forests. Wide sandy beaches. Bucolic farms and charming small towns. Wahkiakum County is all that, but above all, it’s the Columbia River that defines this special place. Here on what some people call “Washington’s Forgotten Coast” is the same landscape Lewis and Clark traveled, the same place the Wahkia-kum and Kathlamet Indians lent their names. It is a stunningly beautiful place filled with recreational and lifestyle amenities such as boating, wildlife viewing, cycling, kayaking, hunting, fishing, hiking, antique shopping, microbrews and more.

Wahkiakum County is the third smallest Washington county, with a population of 4,000 and pervasive small town feel. Cathlamet is the county seat, with about 1,000 residents, a charming Main Street, hilltop homes overlooking the river, and the last freshwater marina on the Columbia before it meets the Pacific Ocean 25 miles away. Puget Island is a farming, fishing, birding and cycling paradise; connected to Cathlamet by a bridge, and to Oregon by the last remaining ferry on the Lower Columbia. Just downriver and beyond the Julia Butler Wildlife Refuge is the storied town of Skamokawa, famed for it’s salmon fishing past and its current vibrant kayaking scene. Then it’s Gray’s River, Rosburg, Deep River, Altoona, and friendly Naselle in Pacific County – from Hudson’s Bay Company outposts to rugged timber towns, they all cherish their pasts and offer newcomers a range of welcoming communities from which to choose.

If that sound goods to you, call us at 360-795-3639 and let us help you find the perfect home. Because we know firsthand just how great that is.

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