La Center Bottoms


La Center Bottoms

This is a premier spot to enjoy wildlife viewing in Clark County. The 314-acre county-owned stewardship site consists of wetlands, flood plain, shoreline and forested uplands. The site is one of three state-designated "Watchable Wildlife" spots in Clark County and is home to coyotes, otters and migratory waterfowl.

An 8-foot-wide trail runs on the east side of the East Fork Lewis River and is dotted with interpretive signs and wildlife blinds that offer camouflaged viewing areas to observe animals in their natural habitat without disturbing them.

La Center Bottoms trail map (PDF)

The site was developed in partnership with Clark Public Utilities, the city of La Center, TDS Telecom and private ownerships. The stewardship site is connected to the city of La Center's Sternwheeler Park to the north, which features additional park amenities.  The county actively maintains only a relatively small portion of this natural area.


  • 2 wildlife viewing blinds
  • Interpretive signs
  • 0.66 miles of trail with wheelchair access
  • Canoe tie-up
  • Parking is available south of the La Center Wastewater Plant, 101 Aspen Avenue


7 am to dusk

Related information


Northeast La Center Road at Aspen Avenue
La Center, WA
United States

Canoe Tie-Up
Interpretive Signs
Wildlife Viewing Blind