- TripBuzz found 16 things to do with kids in or near Castle Rock, Washington, including 12 fun activities for kids in nearby cities within 25 miles like Longview and Amboy.
- From Johnston Ridge Observatory to Mount St. Helens Visitor Center, the Castle Rock area offers 40 different types of family activities, including: Visitor Centers, Observatories & Planetariums, Scenic Drives and Parks.
- Near Mount St. Helens, Castle Rock is a popular vacation destination. A short drive from Longview, it features an historical downtown district with a variety of specialty shops including antique dealerships. Also home to Spirit Lake Recreation Area, the community further provides for an array of outdoor sports and activities such as bird and wildlife watching.
There is a 3.5 mile traffic free biking and hiking trail around the lake, 3 playgrounds, Japanese gardens and fishing areas. Picnic anyway around the lake, and then rent a kayak or canoe that can be launched from one of several docks. In the summer there are live music events.
Stageworks Northwest Theatre is a community theater that welcomes auditions and volunteers from the local community. It presents a variety of productions, including musicals and classic dramas. The theater now sells beer and wine in addition to other concessions.
Guidelines Fishing offers professional Washington state fishing guides who specialize in Cowlitz River fishing, including other tributaries of the Columbia River. They feature year round fishing and engage in salmon fishing, steelhead fishing and fishing for trout.
At Columbia Theatre For the Performing Arts, visitors can see a wide range of live performances, from stand-up comedy to orchestra music. The theater retains its original 1920s architecture from when it was established.
Situated on 29 acres, 7th Avenue Park is located along Cowlitz River and features fields for softball and soccer. The park also provides restroom facilities, a children's playground, bleacher seating and picnic areas.
A 10000 square foot skate park of primarily concrete and asphalt construction, Longview Skatepark offers a variety of activities for skaters of various skill and experience levels. It features street skating as well as a quarter pipe.
The Evergreen Playhouse is a community theatre that is dedicated to advancing the theatrical arts through education, support, and performance. The playhouse has a membership program and has discounted tickets for students.