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A Great Place to Play!

Pacific County's forests, wetlands, ocean beaches, rivers, and streams offer the outdoor enthusiast unparalleled, year-round opportunities for outdoor recreation. Activities include hunting of elk, deer, and waterfowl, razor clam digging, and fresh and saltwater fishing—including some of the best sturgeon and salmon fishing on the West Coast.

Willapa Bay, the eight rivers feeding it, and the calm waters of the many sloughs and inlets provide excellent kyaking and bird watching. The ocean beach is only 30 minutes from Raymond, and a wide variety of tourist attractions are available an hour north to Westport or an hour south to the Long Beach Peninsula.

Recreation is a Port priority. Whenever possible, port facilities include recreational opportunities.

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The Willapa Bay, Rivers and Hills offer a variety of outdoor recreation activities.  The traditional hunting and fishing opportunities continue to attract many, both locals and visitors.  The Port is in an ideal location to take advantage of many recreational opportunities.  First, the Port is located in an environment with access to three distinct bodies of open water, The Willapa River, Willapa Bay and the Pacific Ocean.  In each of these waters there are recreation shellfish and fishing opportunities in operation. Water recreation activities are plentiful and often enhanced by the presence of local marine services.

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The 57-mile Willapa Hills Trail is a rail trail connecting Raymond and South Bend to Chehalis. The trail prarllels Highway 6 and proceeds along the Willapa river between the two cities.

The trail offers beautiful views of the rivers and hills. The trail traverses the Port dock area in Raymond as well as the Stan Hatfield South Fork Industrial Park.

See: http://www.parks.wa.gov/trails/


A trail that stretches around Willapa Bay, touching some of the most beautiful spots on the shoreline and providing spectacular views of sandy beaches, dune grasslands, coastal pine forests, and wildlife at play. The Willapa Bay Water Trail  is one of the first two trails in Washington designed for kayaks, canoes and other non-motorized, beachable boats. Water trails offer unsurpassed views of Northwest scenery and wildlife while providing access to pullouts, campsites and other public amenities along the way.

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