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This is also the perfect time of year to walk or ride your bike through the
Julia Butler Hansen Refuge for the Columbia White Tail Deer, just
around the corner. The woods are drenched in fresh air, greens and reds.
Walkers and cyclists can both enjoy the quite hiking trails throughout the
refuge where wildlife runs ... well?... wild. Deer and elk graze side-by-
side. Great White Egrets probe the marsh grass for breakfast and ducks
"sup" bottoms up.
This is also the time of year for birding. The preserve is a wonderful
experience. The refuge is under the Pacific Coast Flyway for migratory
birds and White-eyed Sparrows, hawks, herons, juncos and eagles, to
name a few, all call the refuge home. Besides Skamokawa Creek, the
Elochoman River borders the eastern boundary of the refuge and the
habitat variety is directly linked to the diversity of bird life in the park.
If our forest silence speaks to you - the entrance to Vista Park is across
from Twin Gables. The park's trail into Ludes Mountain gives you a
glimpse of the old-growth forest of the past. Huge Fir, Hemlock, Cedar
and Maple trees still line the trails that run along the Columbia River.
Vista Park's sandy beaches channel the Columbia River East and West
and the shore is excellent for ship-watching. At this juncture the shipping
channel forces ships to navigate within a hundred yards of the park’s
shore line and as the monster ships slide past you feel the throb of the
History buffs will find Redmen Hall (also across the creek) warm and
pleasant. A free tour of the charmingly restored 1800's school house's
tells the story of Skamokawa from the time of its ancient inhabitants, to
present day. Throughout the year changing
exhibits showcase works of our
regional photographers, painters,
fiber artists and more. Redmen Hall
also has a gift shop featuring the
works of area artists and craftspeople,
and a bookstore that focuses on the life
and culture of the lower Columbia
Pacific region. You'll find local authors
of both fiction and non fiction, plus
regional cookbooks and children's books.
Twin Gables Bed and Breakfast
1416 West State Route 4
Skamokawa, WA 98647
On the Columbia River
Fall is the time to relax at Twin Gables. The air cools, The world tilts. And
the sun's shadows lengthen to travel 17 miles a day southward toward the
equator. With each day that passes the ground cools and the earth sighs to
sleep for its long winter's nap.
Here at Twin Gables the lowering skies have
returned for another winter. Our warm fires
mean it's time to watch the fall salmon migrate
up the creek, fish jump and otters wrestle on
the dock. Slow down. The Twin Gables sun
room sits a few feet from the banks of
Skamokawa Creek and on a cool fall night in
Skamokawa it's a great place to just sit with
your feet up and peek through your toes at the river rolling by.
a WINTER getaway
Reservations may be made online or by phone: 360-795-3942.
Come ... but only to relax!
Boaters will enjoy the ease and
convenience of our B&B's
private dock. Simply launch your
boat across the street at Vista
Park then motor or paddle under
the bridge to the back door of the
Kayakers can take advantage of
the Kayak shop at the Town
Center. Columbia River Kayaking
is the #1 kayaking tour-guide
service on the West Coast.
Kayaks, canoes and bicycles are
also for rent here on an hourly