Cowlitz River, Washington

Driving directions and hotels closest to the launch.




Best Western
201 SW Interstate Avenue
Chehalis, WA 98532-3701
Phone: 360-748-4040

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Travel Inn
1325 Lakeshore Dr
Centralia, WA, 98531
(360) 736-9344

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King Oscar Motel
1049 Eckerson Rd
Centralia, WA, 98531
(360) 736-1661

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Cowlitz River Blue Creek Boat Launch Driving Directions

* These directions are very helpful, but I always recommend having a driving map to go along with them.

From Seattle, Washington.

1. Take I-5 South
2. At exit 68, turn RIGHT onto Ramp
3. Turn LEFT (East) onto US-12 [Avery Rd W] (Go 6.7 mi)
4. Turn RIGHT (South) onto Tucker Rd (Go 1 mi)
5. Keep LEFT onto Classe Rd (Go 2.1 mi)
6. Turn LEFT (East) onto Spencer Rd N (Go 1 mi)
7. Turn RIGHT (South) onto Local road sign will say Blue Creek Hatchery (Go 0.4 mi)
8. Arrive at Blue Creek

From Portland, Oregon.

1. Take I-5 North
2. Entering Washington
3. At exit 63, turn RIGHT onto Ramp (0.3 mi)
4. Turn RIGHT (East) onto SR-505 [Toledo-Winlock Rd](East) (Go 2.4 mi)
5. Turn LEFT (East) onto Jackson Hwy (Go 1.2 mi)
6. Turn RIGHT (at flashing yellow light) (South) onto Spencer Rd N (Go 0.3 mi)
7. Turn LEFT to stay on Spencer Rd N (Go 5.2 mi)
8. Turn RIGHT (South) onto Local road(s) (0.4 mi)
9. Turn RIGHT (South) onto Local road sign will say Blue Creek Hatchery (Go 0.4 mi)
10. Arrive at Blue Creek


Please bring:

  • Your lunch, and beverages.

  • Camera to capture the moment.

  • Large cooler or container to take fish home in.

  • Required license and tags.

  • Rain gear (coat, pants & waterproof shoes)

  • Sunscreen and sunglasses.


Kevin M. Newell and Lacey DeWeert
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