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The Cowlitz River is a river in the state of Washington in the United States, a tributary of the Columbia River. Its tributaries drain a large region including the slopes of Mount Rainier, Mount Adams, and Mount St. Helens.
The Cowlitz has a 2,586-square-mile (6,698 km2) drainage basin, located between the Cascade Range in eastern Lewis County, Washington and the cities of Kelso and Longview. The river is roughly 105 miles (169 km) long, not counting tributaries.
Major tributaries of the Cowlitz River include the Cispus River and the Toutle River, which was overtaken by volcanic mudflows (lahars) during the May 1980 eruption of Mount St. Helens.
These two hatcheries provide an exceptional sportfishing opportunity for recreational anglers in Washington and Oregon. The Cowlitz river consistently ranks as one of the states top ten steelhead and salmon producers.
Steelhead and Salmon Fishing Trips can be arranged through several local fishing guides.