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Observation Site: Palisades

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

The Palisades are a rock formation of dacite columns. There are interpretive signs at this scenic view point. There was a view of Mt. Rainier but the trees have grown taller blocking the view.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: 11/26/2018: Open
Fees No fee
Usage: Light
Closest Towns: Randle, WA; Packwood, WA
Water: No
Restroom: Vault Toilet (1)
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Cowlitz Valley Ranger District

General Information


From Packwood, WA head east on Highway 12 for 10 miles. 

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