Mayfield Lake Vacation Rentals near the Cowlitz River
Ideally located close to Interstate 5 and US Highway 12, Mayfield Lake vacation rentals are just 100 miles from Seattle, with its international airport, and under 70 miles from Portland. Lake Mayfield is a reservoir formed by the Mayfield Damn. It sits on the Cowlitz River in Lewis County. The nearby city is Mossyrock in the Northern Cascade Range in the state of Washington. Washington has a distinct two-climate year, with humid yet mild summers and reasonable winters with some snow.
Mayfield Lake Homes for Water Sports and Much More
Mayfield Lake homes are situated by a beautiful clear lake with a wide variety of activities. Here, visitors can enjoy a variety of sports such as swimming, waterskiing, boating, and fishing for species such as bass, coho salmon and trout. There are also lots of activities within an easy distance of Mayfield Lake. The Cowlitz Salmon Hatchery welcomes visitors to learn more about how the salmon are reared. Also by the river is Cowlitz Wildlife Area where bird watchers can spot bald eagles, kingfishers, killdeer, osprey and woodpeckers. The wonderfully peaceful area of Taidnapam Park is ideal for spotting wildlife and enjoying the local flora and fauna. Fishermen will also not want to miss the delights of Swofford Pond. Anglers can fish for bass, bluegill, brown bullheads, crappie and trout, and hikers will enjoy the variety of trails around the lake.
Lewis and Clark State Park has over 620 acres of forests, wetlands, streams and prairie and includes one of the only major areas of old forest growth in the state. Visitors with an interest in Mount Saint Helens blast zone should head to Coldwater Lake Recreation Area which is now a peaceful area to explore. Activities include walking the quarter-mile boardwalk that runs by the water; it provides an overview of the events of the 1980 eruption that formed the lake. Visitors may enjoy a helicopter right over the Hoffstadt Bluffs to view the mudflow from the eruption. The visitors' center here includes local glasswork created from the volcanic ash for fascinating and unusual mementos. One of the most popular areas here is the Ike Kinswa State Park, with over 45,000 feet of shoreline along a freshwater lake where visitors can fish and enjoy the wildlife such as bobcats, bears, coyotes, deer, elk and muskrats.
Culture and History on the Doorstep of Mayfield Lake Lodging
Those who enjoy cultural activities will not want to miss St. Francis Xavier Mission. This was the first permanent mission to be established in Washington State and dates from 1838. The nearby Morton Historic Railroad Depot at Morton is the last depot of the Tacoma Eastern Railroad and just 10 miles from the center of the city. Also near to Mayfield Lake homes are the delightful DeGoede Bulb Farms and Gardens, the Barbara Clevenger Johnson Gallery and the spectacular Riffe Lake.
Great Mayfield Lake Lodging Is Available at Any Time of Year
Mayfield Lake lodging is ideal for any size family or group of friends. Whether you are seeking a cozy hideaway in a rustic cabin for two, a large family home, or a triplex of apartments for a group of friends, you will find an excellent choice of properties here. Each home is uniquely finished to provide extras to create a home for visitors to enjoy. All homes have fully equipped kitchens, and most also have full laundry facilities and much more. There are luxuries such as air conditioning, TV with cable or satellite, full entertainment systems, pool tables, and fire pits and BBQs on the decks or patio.