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Kalama is a small City rich in history and long on community spirit. Incorporated in 1890, the City has been the County seat, was the western terminus of the Northern Pacific Railroad, and has survived fires and floods. It’s easy to spend a day strolling the six blocks of the downtown core, exploring the many antique shops and grabbing a bite at one of the many great restaurants. You can get information or check email at the Kalama Public Library. One can also take advantage of the walking path along the river, see the totem poles, take a break in the park, or throw a line in the water and see what bites.

For those vampire movie fans, Kalama High School was the featured location for filming many scenes of the first “Twilight” movie. Come in August and enjoy the annual Untouchables Car Show where 300 plus classic cars are in attendance. Also in August join us on the river front for the Kalama Blues Festival for music and fun. The City operates a Community Building that can host weddings, parties, seminars, and other events.

With Kalama’s location at one of the deepest points of the Columbia River and the prime location of the railroad and Interstate 5, it is known as “where highway, rail and water meet.” The river provides opportunities for industries and recreation. Convenient access to the freeway makes getting to the big cities north and south convenient; as well as easy. Access to the Pacific coast and the mountains, all within a day’s drive. The people of Kalama are what truly make the City a community, supporting school sports, community activities and each other. Many are life-long residents with generations having lived in Kalama, while others have come here to raise their families or to retire. While Kalama has grown in the last ten years through both development and annexation, it has retained the small town values and community spirit that makes Kalama a great place to live, work or visit.

Area Hotels
Area RV & Camping
Area Restaurants

Nearby Attractions
Antique District – See Below
Columbia River Boat Launch – See Below
Community Parks
Haydu Park
Kalama Public Library
Kalama’s Totem Poles
Kress Lake
Louis Rasmussan Day Use Park
Port of Kalama Marina

Word Catcher
Kalama Fair
Kalama Music Festival
Untouchables Car Show
Annual Holiday Bazaar
Christmas in Kalama

Kalama Boat Launch Info

From Seattle, Washington.

1. Take I-5 South
2. At exit 30, turn RIGHT onto Ramp (Go 0.3 mi)
3. Turn RIGHT (West) and go over the freeway, immediately turn right, and circle around onto Hendrickson DR. (Go 0.9 mi)
4. Keep STRAIGHT onto W Marine DR. (0.3 mi)
5. Arrive at Kalama Marina Boat Launch

From Portland, Oregon.

1. Take I-5 North
2. Entering Washington
3. At exit 27, turn RIGHT onto Ramp (Go 0.3 mi)
4. Turn LEFT (South-West) onto Robb Rd (Go 0.1 mi)
5. Turn RIGHT (North) onto Toteff Rd (Go 0.2 mi)
6. Turn RIGHT (North) onto Hendrickson DR. (Go 1.9 mi)
7. Turn LEFT (West) onto W Marine DR. (Go 0.3 mi)
8. Arrive at Kalama Marina Boat Launch

Antique District Info:

Memory Lane Antique Mall 360.673.3663 413 N 1st Street - Kalama
Judy’s Antiques 360.673.4415 135 N 1st Street
Drew & Davis Antiques 360.673.4029 222 N 1st Street
River Town Antique Market 360.673.2263 155 Elm Street
Lee’s Attic 360.673.3535 413 N 1st Street
Old Tin Roof 360.673.2467 175 N 1st Street

City of Kalama
Kalama Chamber of Commerce

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