Known for lakes, Christmas trees, outdoor recreation, tulips, & blueberries – Mossyrock is centrally located in Lewis County and divides the east end of the county from the west.
Mossyrock was known as the gathering place for local Native American tribes. Great hunting, fertile soils, and the Cowlitz River have always been great attractions bringing people to the area. However, with the installation of two dams, two lakes formed (Mayfield & Riffe) adding an additional draw to the area. Sitting about 30 minutes SE of Chehalis, the City of Mossyrock has itself, remained relatively small with less than 1,000 people at the time of the 2010 census.
As mentioned previously, Mossyrock is known for its farming and outdoor recreation. Driving through, you’ll notice three main crops. Christmas trees, tulips, & blueberries (more on this below). You’ll also enjoy driving over Mayfield Lake & the Tilton River which joins Riffe Lake to Mayfield. During a sunny weekend, residents from all over the county come to enjoy water sports or a simple leisurely day on the lake. If you have a boat or kayak, make sure you check out “party cove” for the shallow, warm water!
Recreation & Events
Fishing, camping, hiking, hunting, boating, swimming, and the biggest event of the year is the Mossyrock Blueberry Festival. From pancakes, to pie eating contests, and fireworks, the festival is a two day event during the 1st weekend of August. That means it is happening next week!