Situated along the mighty Columbia River, with the majestic Cascade Range as a backdrop, Clark County offers a mix of urban areas, historic landmarks, rural farmlands and deep forests.
The county has abundant urban and rural parks and natural areas for outdoor activities. North Clark County has hiking trails, rivers and waterfalls, and south and west Clark County have more than 40 miles of Columbia River frontage. Regional and local parks are numerous, with some designed to accommodate youth ball sports, adult ball sports, Master Gardener demonstration and horses. The county fairgrounds and event center host a variety of activities all year, including the award-winning Clark County Fair in early August.
Dubbed the Cradle of the Pacific Northwest, the county is rich in history. Native peoples lived here long before the British established Fort Vancouver and the U.S. Army built Officers Row. Community and cultural events are celebrated year-around at historic sites and museums. Churches, service and fraternal organizations and social clubs are available throughout the county. The metropolitan amenities of Portland are minutes away across the Columbia River.
Explore Clark County
Northern Clark County Scenic Tour
A 70-mile tour that directs drivers through parks, historic sites and other attractions.
Tour signs direct drivers through Battle Ground, Yacolt, La Center and Ridgefield. Several parks are located along the route, including Lucia Falls, Moulton Falls, Whipple Creek and Daybreak parks.
Historic sites include the Henry Heisson House, Cedar Creek Grist Mill, Allen House and Cathlapotle Plankhouse.
Scenic drive on the Lewis and Clark Trail (Washington)
The complete drive is from the Idaho border along State Route 12 through Clark County to Cape Disappointment on the coast. Points of interest along the Clark County portion are: