Named for: Cowlitz Indian word meaning “boiling water”, a reference to a nearby series of waterfalls on Mill Creek. Founded in 1881 as a sawmill town.
Home of: Cowlitz Salmon Hatchery
Elevation: 574 ft.
Location: 13 miles east of I-5 Exit 68 on U.S. Highway 12
Coordinates: 46° 31′ 55″ N, 122° 37′ 33″ W
Climate: July average high 64.3 degrees; January average low 36.2 degrees; 56 inch average precipitation
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