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  • Lower Columbia mists
  • 4th of July fireworks
  • Wedding on the Columbia River
  • Kids, parade float
  • Fire Engines, July 4th parade
  • Cathlamet Marina, Lower Columbia River
  • Columbia River
  • covered bridge
  • River view of Cathlamet
  • Ferry boat crossing
  • Trolley
  • Peaceful living on the river

Feature films shot in Wahkiakum County

Men of Honor

Men of Honor (2000)

Men of Honor is a  drama film, starring Robert De Niro and Cuba Gooding, Jr.The film was directed by George Tillman, Jr. It is inspired by the true story of Master Chief Petty Officer Carl Brashear, the first African-American Master Diver in the United States Navy.

Snow Falling on Cedars

Snow Falling on Cedars

Snow Falling on Cedars (1999) is a film directed by Scott Hicks. It is based on David Guterson's novel of the same title. It was released in 1999 and was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Cinematography.

Come See the Paradise

Come See the Paradise

Come See the Paradise (1990)  directed by Alan Parker, starring Dennis Quaid and Tamlyn Tomita. Set before and during World War II, the film depicts the treatment of Japanese people in America following the attack on Pearl Harbor, and the subsequent loss of civil liberties within the framework of a love story.

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Scenic Wahkiakum County - Where Tranquility Meets Adventure


Hollywood has discovered what all the residents of Wahkiakum Country  know and whey we all live here ... it is the Natural beauty.  This "Not Spoiled" County has just what movie makers look for.  Rough mountains, creeks, rivers, wildlife and lots of low lying areas with old pilings, down trees and docks, and the last standing Cannery on the Columbia River in Cathlamet and our famous Covered Bridge still in use today. 

The only County in the State without a stoplight, the smallest County in the state in size, and only 4,500 residents allows movie companies plenty of opportunity to set up and shoot the natural landscape with out spending a lot of their budget trying to create a movie set.

Everybody in Wahkiakum County works very hard to keep our area natural, beautiful and historic.  Many Writers, Artiest's and Photographer have moved here to develop their craft.  Several books have been written on our area and they can be found in our museums. 

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