Washington Filmworks uses our Location of the Month newsletters to showcase the diversity of unique looks and resources for production in a number of jurisdictions around Washington State. Find previous installments archived on our website and on the WF Blog.

City of Washougal – May 2016

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Incorporated in 1908, this city was the site of some of the very earliest American settlers and pioneers in the Washington Territory. Beautifully bordered by the Columbia and Washougal Rivers, the Washougal area is filled with many family-friendly parks, hiking trails, businesses and neighborhoods. Approximately 14,500 residents call Washougal home. Downtown Washougal’s Reflection Plaza plays host to many community events year-round. Set along Main Street, it is close to the Washougal Town Square business center, Pendleton Woolen Mills Outlet Store and the Two Rivers Heritage Museum. The pedestrian tunnel under Hwy 14 allows visitors safe passage from downtown to the Columbia River for fishing at Steamboat Landing or walks down the dike trail to Capt. William Clark Park. Nearby Steigerwald Lake National Wildlife Refuge features 1,049 acres of former Columbia River floodplain with more than 200 species of birds. The Washougal River provides year-round recreation including kayaking, fishing, and swimming.

Washougal Weather

Photo Credit: Mitch Hammontree

Washougal has beautiful, mild weather all year long. The Columbia River Gorge brings its own weather systems at times with high east winds in mostly the fall and winter months. Winter snow levels stay in the hills with only small amounts reaching town.

Average Temperature:
  • January – Average 40.0 F, Low 35.1 F
  • July – Average 68.0 F, Low 55.5 F
  • January Rainfall – 4.85 inches
  • July Rainfall – .35 inches
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Projects Filmed in Washougal

Photo Credit: Mitch Hammontree


  • Twilight (2008)

Key Locations of Interest

Photo Credit: Camas Washougal Economic Development Association

Photo Credit: Camas Washougal Economic Development Association

  • Cape Horn Trail Vistas
  • Columbia River
  • Columbia River Gorge Scenic Area
  • Cottonwood Beach
  • Downtown Washougal
  • Marina Park
  • Steamboat Landing Park
  • Steigerwald Lake National Wildlife Refuge
  • Washougal MX Park

Distance to Closest Large Airport

Seattle-Tacoma International Airport is approximately 171 miles from Washougal.
Portland International Airport is approximately 16 miles from Washougal.

Closest Large Cities Adjacent

Olympia is approximately 119 miles from Washougal.
Seattle is approximately 179 miles from Washougal.
Vancouver, WA is approximately 17 miles from Washougal.

Relevant Contact Names & Information

Photo Credit: Mitch Hammontree

Photo Credit: Mitch Hammontree

  • Local Film Liaison – Rosemary Cooke, Director of Business Development, Visit Vancouver USA, (360) 750-1553,  rcooke@visitvancouverusa.com


Photo Credit: Mitch Hammontree

A full list of accommodations can be found here:

1411 Fourth Ave., Suite 420
Seattle,WA 98101
(206) 264-0667

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