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Cowlitz County, WA

City of Woodland

Woodland offers top notch recreation and thriving business and industrial areas

A Growing Community

Incorporated in 1906, the City of Woodland, located 20 miles north of Vancouver, Washington, is the southern gateway to Mount St. Helens. The city is located within both Cowlitz and Clark Counties. This growing community, with a population of a little over 6,000, is located at the junction of Interstate 5 and State Highway 503. The greater Woodland area has a population of over 10,000 persons. Woodland has become a hotspot for residential development with multiple housing projects underway.

Affordable Access

Woodland is equipped with the infrastructure to handle projects ranging from small retail in its charming and historic downtown, to a wide variety of mid-size commercial and manufacturing projects, to large industrial endeavors at the Port of Woodland. Woodland has affordable access to utilities, highway, rail, telecommunications and more.

Tulip fields

Woodland, Washington


The City of Woodland is home to a little over 6,000 residents with the greater Woodland area boasting nearly 10,000 persons.


The City of Woodland is located on the Columbia River at the junction of Interstate-5 and State Highway 503, 20 miles north of Vancouver, Washington, and is the southern gateway to Mt. St. Helens. The city straddles both Cowlitz and Clark Counties within the breathtaking Lewis River Valley. Woodland boasts a bustling port, easy access to Interstate 5, and a short 28-minute drive to Portland International Airport.


The City of Woodland is equipped with hard infrastructure to handle projects from small retail in their charming and historic downtown to large industrial with two new business parks at the Port of Woodland. Woodland has affordable access to rail, interstate, power, water, sewer, and telecommunications. The Port of Woodland has approximately 400 acres of both light and heavy industrial property immediately available for development.


With Woodland’s access to a variety of amenities including, but not limited to: the Public Library, Horseshoe Lake, charming downtown, Scott Hill Sports Complex, a bustling school system, and yearly festivals, it’s perfect for families and visitors alike. Woodland is one of the oldest communities in Washington state and serves as a gateway to Mt. St. Helens and the Lewis River recreational areas.

Port of Woodland

The Port of Woodland finds itself uniquely primed for development. Its Rose Way Industrial Park is a $4 million investment in infrastructure and will soon have buildings available for lease by light industrial and manufacturing businesses. As a community partner, the Port of Woodland places importance in economic growth, but also strives to provide recreational opportunities and improve the quality of life of residents and visitors.

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South Gateway to Mout St. Helens

Woodland is home to the southern entrance to Mount St. Helens: a great place for adventurers of all skill levels. Along State Highway 503 you can find camping at one of many pristine lakes or winter sports at Marble Mountain Snow Park. Summit Mount St. Helens via Climber’s Bivouac or hike to June Lake, Lewis River Falls, or the Ape Caves. Visit the historic Cedar Creek Grist Mill or learn about the Native Peoples of North America through a living history performance at the Lelooska Foundation and Cultural Center. Whether you would like to fish, hike, mountain bike, ride horses, kayak, boat or visit the many small communities along the way – the south gateway to Mount St. Helens has something for everyone!

Perfect for Families & Visitors

Woodland sports a variety of amenities including Horseshoe Lake, a bustling school system, thriving commercial areas, charming downtown, public library, Scott Hill Sports Complex, and the Lewis River golf course. Woodland is known for its Planter’s Days – it starts with the coronation of a Planter’s Day Queen and includes a carnival, car show, parade, fireworks, and a variety of entertainment. The celebration is the oldest of its type in the Pacific Northwest and reflects Woodland’s passion for tradition. Woodland is also home to the Hulda Klager Lilac Gardens and its world-renowned tulip fields.

Live, Work, Play

The CEDC creates opportunities to foster success and economic growth in Cowlitz County. With thriving communities, a strong business environment, and diverse recreational opportunities, Cowlitz County has everything and more.
The CEDC promotes economic development and quality of life in our community by creating, retaining, and expanding high-quality jobs, facilitating growth, and helping provide a stable tax base and thriving economy.

Do Business

Cowlitz County has a strong business environment, centrally located within Washington, with access to a range of transportation alternatives, giving your business an affordable advantage.


As the main source of industrial property in Cowlitz County, our three ports have both the infrastructure and expertise needed for successful development.  

Cowlitz Co

Cowlitz County and its encompassing communities provide exemplary quality of life for individuals and families of all ages.


Cowlitz County has something for everyone – biking, hiking, fishing, hunting, boating, sports, festivals, arts, theater and so much more!