Sights and Recreation
The Two Rivers Heritage Museum (Front and 16th Streets, 360/835-8742, 11 a.m.–3 p.m. Tues.–Sat., $3 adults, $2 seniors, $1 ages 6–18) in Washougal has local historical artifacts and photos. A lovely walking path along the Columbia River levee leaves from Steamboat Landing Park in Washougal.
The Rocket City Neon Museum (1554 N.E. 3rd Ave., Camas, 360/571-5885) is one of the more unusual museums in Washington, with hundreds of neon signs, some more than 50 years old.
On Highway 14 between Washougal and North Bonneville, the Cape Horn Viewpoint (milepost 25) provides a good spot for photographing the dramatic west entrance to the Gorge and for viewing massive Beacon Rock. For a short and scenic side trip, take Cape Horn Drive downhill to the river, through overhanging maples and Douglas fir trees.
Washougal’s claim to fame is the Pendleton Woolen Mill (17th and A Sts., 503/226-4801 or 800/568-2480, www.pendleton-usa.com), in operation since 1912 and still producing its acclaimed woolen products. The mill gives guided tours by appointment. An outlet store here sells seconds and overstocked items.
Camas has a summer-only outdoor swimming pool (120 N.E. 17th, 360/834-2382).
© Ericka Chickowski from Moon Washington, 8th edition