Parks & Venues

2022 Updates

Regular park season is from Memorial Day Weekend to Labor Day Weekend. For more specifics on each of our locations, please read below.

For interest in individual or group volunteering at one of our parks or properties, please contact Parks & Rec by emailing Parks & Rec or by calling (360) 740-1495.

If you are interested in being a caretaker at Schaefer County Park or Claquato Church, please contact the Parks & Rec office at (360) 740-1495.

PARK RULES AND REGULATIONS

All of the following violate county ordinance and are subject to penalty or fines:

  • Dumping household waste in county parks or on roadways
  • Overnight camping without permit
  • Abandoning a vehicle
  • Using drugs or drinking alcohol on park property.
  • Using fireworks on county property

For a complete list of county park use ordinance click here.

Group Picnic Reservations

Park Reservation Form 2022

Please call the 360-740-1495 to confirm desired park and date availability.

Then mail or drop off the completed reservation form & payment within 10 days to secure your reservation.

Reservations are payable by credit card, cash or check made out to Lewis County Parks & Recreation.

Reservations can be made any day of the week for Schaefer and South County Park during the park season. Making a reservation guarantees you the use of the large picnic area and barbeques (if burning is not restricted).
Note: The large kitchen area under the covered structure at the parks is not included in reservation.

Lewis County Parks & Recreation Office
Southwest Washington Fairgrounds
1909 South Gold Street
Centralia, WA 98532

About the Parks


Back Memorial Park

Back Memorial Park

Located just a couple miles from Rose Park and not far from Highway 6, this park is adjacent to the sports fields of Adna High School on one end and the Willapa Hills Trail on the other.

Maintained by the Adna Lions Club, Back Park offers youth league ballfields, a quarter-mile track, covered shelter and picnic areas. It’s open March 15 through October 31.

Address: Back Park is located on Dieckman Road in Adna, just before the road begins its ascent up a steep hill.


Claquato Church

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Right off of Highway 6, Claquato Church is one of the oldest standing churches in Washington State. It was originally built in 1858 by members of the then, Claquato community. Today, it is maintained as a historical site by the Lewis County Parks & Recreation Department and is available for small events.

Viewings of the interior of the church are during summer months by request only.

Claquato Church is available for reservations between Memorial Day and Labor Day; out of season dates may be available upon request and conditions. Reservations include use inside and outside of the buildings for weddings, memorials, ceremonies, etc.

Address: 125 Water St, Chehalis, WA 98532

Rental Fee: $100/day (Maximum of 55 persons)

Insurance may be required


Hopkins Hill Mt. St. Helens Viewpoint

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Viewpoint at Hopkins Hill of Mt St Helens

The Hopkins Hill View Point is located at the end of Hopkins Hill Road, 1.3 miles off U.S. Hwy 12 down Short Rd. From this location there is a view over intervening ridges of the crater of Mt. St. Helens 24 miles to the south. This is a natural area that is undeveloped and is at user's risk.


Mineral Lake Swim Area - on Mineral Lake (no lifeguard on site)

No onsite equipment as of this time.


Rose County Park

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Rose County Park includes 21 acres located 2 miles west of Adna on Penning Rd (off State highway 6)

Open weekends Memorial Day through Labor Day. for picnicking, hiking, playground, covered shelter, exercise trail, volleyball court, horseshoe pits, and group picnic area.

The group use area consists of a 34 Square foot concrete slab west of the kitchen shelter. Eight picnic tables & the large barbecues

Rental Fees

  • Up to 50 people -$50 (10AM-2PM, 4PM-8PM)
  • 51-100 (Max) -$75 (10AM-2PM, 4PM-8PM)

Rental includes use of the large picnic tables and barbeques (burn restrictions permitting) and shared use of the covered area and "kitchen."

No wood fires allowed in park. Barbecue briquettes are the only fuel permitted.

Address: just past 241 Penning Road, Chehalis, WA 98532

Schaefer County Park

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Schaefer County Park includes 14 acres with picnicking, Skookumchuck River access, covered shelter, hiking, volleyball court, playground, fishing, horseshoe pits, and group picnic area. Gates and restrooms are open Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day. Day use only.

Rental Fees:

  • $50 Up to 100 people - (10AM-2PM or 4PM-8PM)
  • $75 101-150 Max - (10AM-2PM or 4PM-8PM)

Rental includes use of the large picnic tables and barbeques (burn restrictions permitting) and shared use of the covered area and "kitchen."

Address: 822 WA-507, Centralia, WA 98531


South County Regional Park

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South County Park includes 43 acres-Located one-half mile south of Toledo off SR 505.

Boat launch, fishing piers, beach area, group picnic area, 17 acre pond open year round for fishing (as per WDFW rules). Gates and Restrooms are open Memorial Day through Labor Day. Day use only.

Rental Fees:

  • Up to 100 people -$50 (10AM-2PM or 4PM-8PM)
  • 101-150 (Max) -$75 (10AM-2PM or 4PM-8PM)

Rental includes use of the large picnic tables and barbeques (burn restrictions permitting) and shared use of the covered area and "kitchen" as well.

Address: 212 Ray Rd, Toledo, WA 98591


St. Urban Church

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Finished in 1891, St. Urban Church was originally called Our Lady of the Assumption and was founded by the Catholic Church. In 2010, local community members, including descendants of the original founders raised money to restore the church to near original condition.

St. Urban Church is available for reservation between Memorial Day and Labor Day; out of season dates may be available upon request and conditions.

Rental Fee: $150/day (Maximum 80 persons)

Reservations include use inside and outside of the buildings for small weddings, memorials, ceremonies, etc.

Insurance may be required

Address: 648 N Military Road, Winlock, WA 98596