The Kalama is a beautiful stretch of stream that the Rip Some Lips Guides have become fond of: beautiful scenery, a nice flow and, best of all, BIG FISH.


Like many Rrvers in Southwestern Washington, the Kalama River is a tributary of the Columbia River.  A bit shorter than most, the river only flows along 45 miles of Cowlitz County.  The river originates at the south of Mount St. Helens and heads west to the mouth in Kalama.


The Kalama River was named after a Hawaiian employee of the Hudson Bay Company named John Kalama, who made his living from building containers to export salted salmon.


Today the Kalama is a major component for salmon migration in Western Washington. Each season, salmon use this tributary to migrate for spawning.








Kalama River Inn

The Kalama River Inn sits in the center of Kalama , WA. Where everything is just a walk away; antique shopping, restaurants, and entertainment. We are a favorite with our loyal Fishing Guides and Sport Fisherman, as the Kalama, Columbia or Lewis rivers are just minutes away

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Roadway Inn

Clean, Affordable rooms located just minutes from the Lewis River in Woodland.

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Cabins & RV parks

Woodland Shores RV

Woodland shores RV is a quiet rest stop with easy in/out access and full service hook ups.

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Kalama Rentals

Whether you are looking for an overnight stay or long term,Kalama Rentals is sure to have what you are looking for.

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Camp Kalama

Camp Kalama is a little oasis sitting beside the Interstate. The Camp Ground sits beside the banks of the Kalama River; which flows into the Columbia River just a short distance away.

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