Mossyrock Dam and Riffe Lake. Growing Christmas trees, blueberries, and bulb farming. Whether you enjoy a bike ride or hike, camping, boating or fishing, you’ll find the perfect spot in the wilderness surrounding Mossyrock. Camping is popular at Tacoma Power Parks and Ike Kinswa State Park.
Mossyrock is in the heart of the Lakes District. The city has recently completed a main street renovation, and the charming downtown includes restaurants, lodging, outfitters and a small theater. Mossyrock is a popular base camp for travelers fishing the Cowlitz River, Mayfield Lake, and Riffe Lake. Mossyrock also is the location of DeGoede’s Bulb Farm, which includes a popular display garden and extensive tulip fields. “Mossy Rock’s” first post office was established in 1875. The city lost it’s two-word spelling in 1895 to become Mossyrock.
Named for: a 200 foot rock on the east side of town when Mossyrock was a trading post in 1852. Incorporated in 1948
Home of: the Blueberry Festival at Klickatat Park
Size: 0.69 square miles
Location: Take Exit 68 from Interstate 5 and head east for 20 miles on the White Pass Scenic Byway, U.S. Highway 12. From the east, take U.S. Highway 12 over White Pass, through Morton and into Mossyrock.
Coordinates: 46°31′47″N 122°29′3″W
Climate: July average high 64.3 degrees; January average low 36.2 degrees; 56 inch average precipitation