Rainier, Oregon Hotels

The best hotels are across the river in Longview/Kelso, so those are the ones I have listed.

*All of these are within a short drive of where we launch in Rainier.

Comfort Inn
440 Three Rivers Dr
Kelso, WA 98626
(360) 425-4600

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  A Columbia River Spring Chinook caught March 25 2005, just upstream from Rainier, Oregon.

Red Lion Hotel Kelso/Longview
510 Kelso Drive
Kelso, WA 98626
Tel: 360-636-4400

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250 Kelso Dr.
Kelso, WA 98626
Phone: 360-423-8880

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From Seattle, Washington.

1. Take I-5 South
2. At exit 39, take Ramp (Right)
3. At Bottom of Ramp turn Right on Allen Street.
4. Stay straight on Allen Street and go over Cowlitz River Bridge.
5. At bottom of bridge, turn left onto onto SR-411 (1st Ave)
6. Stay on SR-411 [1st Ave] (South) (Go 0.8 mi)
7. Keep STRAIGHT onto SR-411 [3rd Ave] (Go another 0.8 mi)
8. Turn RIGHT (West) onto Tennant Way Frontage Rd (Go 0.2 mi)
9. Turn LEFT (South) onto 7th Ave, then immediately turn RIGHT (West) onto SR-432 [Tennant Way] (Go 0.6 mi)
10. Turn LEFT (South) onto SR-433 [Oregon Way] (Go 2.4 mi)
11. Road name changes to Lewis & Clark Bridge
12. Entering Oregon
12. Follow signs to Rainier, Oregon (Go 1.2 mi.)
13. Turn left on 6th street.

From Portland, Oregon.

1. Take I-5 North
2. At exit 36, turn RIGHT onto Ramp (Go 0.1 mi)
3. Take Ramp (LEFT) onto SR-432 [Tennant Way] (Go 3.7 mi)
4. Turn LEFT (South) onto SR-433 [Oregon Way] (Go 2.4 mi)
5. Road name changes to Lewis & Clark Bridge
6. Entering Oregon
7. Follow signs to Rainier Oregon
8. Turn left on 6th street.

Please bring:

  • Your lunch, and beverages.

  • Camera to capture the moment.

  • Large cooler or container to take fish home in.

  • Required license and tags. (If you don't have a fishing license, you can purchase an Oregon license HERE)

  • Rain gear (coat, pants & waterproof shoes)

  • Sunscreen and sunglasses.



Kevin M. Newell and Lacey DeWeert
Oregon fishing guide.
Washington fishing guide.
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