NOVEL CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) UPDATES
- How to tell the difference between an N95 and surgical mask
- COVID-19 Press Release: Operational Changes (Posted Mar 17, 2020)
- Proclamation Declaring a Civil Emergency (Posted Mar 16, 2020)
- A Washington call center can answer questions about the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), how it spreads and what to do if you have symptoms. Call 1-800-525-0127 and press #.
- More information on COVID-19 is also available from the Washington State Department of Health website.
How can I prevent from getting novel coronavirus?
- Wash hands often with soap and water. If not available, use hand sanitizer.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands.
- Avoid contact with people who are sick.
- Stay home while you are sick and avoid close contact with others.
- Cover your mouth/nose with a tissue or sleeve when coughing or sneezing.
Castle Rock: Where Past, Present and Future Come Together
Castle Rock is a wonderful place to live, work and play. It’s a community where the people are as resilient and vibrant as the natural features that surround their home; a place where life-long residents and visitors alike feel they are part of the same tight-knit family. Read more about our Vision for Castle Rock.
Castle Rock, the Gateway to Mount St. Helens, is situated between the Cowlitz River and Interstate 5, located 134 miles south of Seattle and 63 miles north of Portland, Oregon. (Link to map of Castle Rock.) It is the northern most city in Cowlitz County, with a population of 2,120. Spirit Lake Memorial Highway (State Route 504) connects the city to the Mount St. Helens National Monument and Spirit Lake recreation areas – two of the most outstanding tourist attractions in Washington State. The City of Castle Rock received the Association of Washington Cities 2004 Municipal Achievement Gold Medal Award in recognition of the Riverfront Trail Project. Link to our parks department for more information on community parks.
Castle Rock’s historic downtown features a wide variety of shops, antique stores, restaurants, and accommodations.
The town’s namesake, a 190-foot-high rock, was a landmark for Cowlitz Indians and Hudson’s Bay Company traders as early as 1832. Castle Rock prospered as a Cowlitz River steamboat port and trading center for valley farms. A local sawmill was the first to produce cedar shingles, using the Western red cedar, which grows in abundance in the region.
Shoreline Master Program Periodic Update
- Castle Rock Draft SMP 2021-0623
- Cowlitz River Eastern Shoreline Levee 01-07-21
- Cowlitz River Levee Eastern Segment 01-07-21
- Cowlitz River Levee Northern Segment 01-07-21
- Cowlitz River Levee Southern Segment 01-07-21
- Ecology Checklist Periodic SMP Update 2021-0623
- Proposed Update to Shorelines Map 01-2021
- SMP SEPA checklist
- Joint Local/State Public Comment Period and SEPA Determination
- Appendix B: Shoreline Critical Areas Regulations (Word document)
- Castle Rock Chamber Calendar
Notice of Application and Preliminary Mitigated Determination of Non-Significance
- Notice of Application and Preliminary Mitigated Determination of Non-Significance, Al Helenberg Memorial Boat Launch Safety Improvements | Nov 2020
- SEPA Environmental Checklist | July 2020
- Joint Aquatic Resources Permit Application (JARPA) Form | July 2020
- Critical Areas Report and Habitat Management Plan | July 2020
- Bank Use Plan | July 2020
- WEST Consultants Analysis | Nov 2016
- Alternatives Analysis | July 2020
- Cultural Resources, URS Corporation | July 2007
Mail: P.O. Box 370
Castle Rock, WA 98611
City Hall: 141 A Street SW
Castle Rock, WA 98611
Phone: (360) 274-8181
Fax: (360) 274-4876