Merrill Lake Celebration

Merrill Lake celebration

June 21, 9:30-3:30

near Merrill Lake Campground

Join us and our partners Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation and WA Department of Fish & Wildlife to celebrate the Merrill Lake project, which permanently protects nearly 1500 acres of prime wildlife and riparian habitat in Cowlitz County.

Learn more about the project.

Please RSVP to WDFW’s Sandra Jonker at sandra.jonker(at) before June 12.


  • From Woodland, take Highway 503 east and travel about 27 miles.
  • Before reaching the town of Cougar, turn left onto USFS Road 81 (there will be a sign for Merrill Lake and Kalama Horse camp).
  • Travel north approximately eight miles, past the Merrill Lake Campground, to the yellow gate, and turn left.
  • There will be signs and volunteers to guide attendees to the parking area.