#WednesdayOnTheWater | #DouganFalls | #WAStateParks
Have you driven the Washougal River Road? It is a long and windy road. Maybe wear your seabands, if you have them. But the beautiful Dougan Falls at the end of the road is worth it! We drove up yesterday to admire the falls – my parents spent a couple years living at the end of the road, and had fond memories of playing with friends on the falls. That’s the best part, isn’t it? The memories we make when we visit these special places. And you may completely forget those moments until you’re in that place again, looking on the falls as you did so many years ago, and suddenly you remember that one friend you climbed up to that rock in the middle of the waterfall to watch the fish as they tried to migrate up the falls. Even though so many years may have passed, the place remains so little altered that it’s as if the memories were yesterday.
Get out and make those memories now. Take your friends, your siblings, your children – pick any place in the Northwest and go! You never know what’ll be funny, or what will become that special memory for yourself or those you travel with, but it’ll happen. And you’ll have such a great time, you’ll go back – to remember and to make new memories.
Don’t forget your pass! Dougan Falls Campground requires Washington’s Discover Pass. The annual pass is just $30 (day-use is $10). This pass will gives you access to more than 100 developed state parks, 350 primitive recreation sites, almost 700 water-access points, nearly 2000 miles of recreation trails, 80+ natural areas and 30+ wildlife areas. If you plan on getting out and about this year, the annual pass is a great investment. (Or could make a great Mother’s or Father’s Day present!) Learn more about the Discover Pass.
As a NW Native, Ashley is a fan of the beauty, creativity and history of the region. And as a mom of two, she also loves finding new family-friendly things to do all over the NW. Ashley Whitham is the Director of Marketing at USA River Cruises and Best of the Northwest.