Views of Clark County - Sunset Falls Park

Industry Observer with Nature As Neighbors

Sunset Falls Park and Campground
Some days, when we want to get even closer to nature, like in the wilderness, we head up to Sunset Falls Park in the Gifford Pinchot National Forest. Located on the East Fork of the Lewis River, we can choose a day visit for a picnic and hike to the spectacular falls, or reserve a campsite and spend a few days exploring the area.

Kayakers put in a mile and a half upriver, and are known to shoot the falls when water levels allow. During the warmer months, swimming in the pools formed by the falls is an option. Only 7 miles from Lucia Falls Rd in Battle Ground, WA, this easily-accessible site is popular during the spring and summer, so book ahead if you plan to stay.

The East Fork of the Lewis River has earned the national Wild and Scenic designation, which recognizes and protects its unique environmental qualities. In 2014, the river was identified as a wild steelhead gene bank for its pristine waters and breeding areas - terminating the release of hatchery fish into its waters. As a result, fishing is only allowed south of the campgrounds, below Horseshoe Falls.

The drive up to Sunset Falls Park takes you past some other interesting parks and outdoor activities. The Pomeroy Farm is a living history lesson in how the early pioneers managed to live off the land in the area. Moulton Falls is a day-use only site along the river that offers short, easy hikes, picnicking, and swimming during the warm months. Watch for future posts about our our visits there.

As you can imagine, properties right along the banks of the river are prime real estate, due to popular demand for outdoor experiences and living with nature as neighbors. They do come up occasionally, so If you'd like more information about properties for sale in the area, let us know.


Posted by

Debb Janes  Bernie Stea
Call or Text 360-608-4900

We help buyers and sellers in Camas, Washougal, Brush Prairie/Hockinson, Salmon Creek, Felida, and other Vancouver, Washington Areas. 

We bring our passion for nature and beautiful environments to Real Estate. Multigenerational and family estates, country land and homes, and small farmsteads are our speciality.

We agree with our clients, "The true luxury of rural living is having elbowroom for the soul.


Comments (14)

Belinda Spillman
Aspen Lane Real Estate Colorful Colorado - Aurora, CO
Colorado Living!

Simply gorgeous.  Something about the sound of water rushing by is so soothing.  What a great place for a springtime picnic.

Mar 23, 2016 01:50 AM
Debb Janes

It is a powerful reminder of nature's magnificent beauty and resilience. 

Mar 23, 2016 02:08 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Debb and Bernie,

I love scenes like this  What a great expression of Mother Nature's artfulness.  A

Mar 23, 2016 01:58 AM
Debb Janes

We own a half acre lot near this area. Plan on listing it soon. It's perfect for off-the-grid living. D

Mar 23, 2016 02:02 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hi Debb and Bernie -- a beautiful photo and your description, as usual, enhances it even more.  

Mar 23, 2016 02:01 AM
Mimi Foster
Falcon Property Company - Colorado Springs, CO
Voted Colorado Springs Best Realtor

That is breathtaking. Your picture is so perfect you can almost hear the sound of the water rushing. I'd love a half acre :)

Mar 23, 2016 02:14 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Debb Hanes, you have to many great pictures of these places that I would in my backyard.  Do not think I can talk my wife into moving out to you!


Mar 23, 2016 02:26 AM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Debb - that is a beautiful wilderness.  The picture of the waterfall is very soothing.

Mar 23, 2016 03:43 AM
Noah Seidenberg
Coldwell Banker - Evanston, IL
Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917

Hi Debb, Sunset Falls Park is stunning, your photography is a knock out.

Mar 23, 2016 03:46 AM
Dick Greenberg
New Paradigm Partners LLC - Fort Collins, CO
Northern Colorado Residential Real Estate

Hi Debb - Beautiful photo. Sunset Falls Park sounds like a great place to get centered and enjoy nature's beauty.

Mar 23, 2016 04:24 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD - you just described my dream and secret hide-away! I would love to be there right now. I was clinging to every word. Your description is captivating and I'm sure reading it lowered my blood pressure. 

I could see this place being even more beneficial than an expensive Spa. What a great place to get centered too. I'm convinced, you're not just in the Real Estate market, you're a therapist and great humanitarian too!

Mar 23, 2016 06:01 AM
Lou Ludwig
Ludwig & Associates - Boca Raton, FL
Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC


The Sunset Falls Park is a great location for photos in Washington State.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Mar 23, 2016 10:55 AM
Amanda S. Davidson
Amanda Davidson Real Estate Group Brokered By eXp Realty - Alexandria, VA
Alexandria Virginia Homes For Sale

Debb, I'd love to visit Sunset Falls Park. It looks so calming and relaxing. Thank you for sharing such a great photo.

Mar 23, 2016 11:10 PM
Debb Janes
Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
Put My Love of Nature At Work for You

Thanks all for your kind and generous comments. This is an amazing stretch of the Lewis River and provides year round recreation. We will be getting our lot "spruced up" to sell soon. It would give someone an amazing "base" for play and relaxation. 

Mar 24, 2016 12:41 AM
Elyse Berman, PA
LoKation Real Estate - Boca Raton, FL
Boca Raton FL (561) 716-7824

Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD Sunset Falls Park looks lovely, scenic and very relaxing.   Thank you for sharing this part of the world. 

Mar 25, 2016 08:51 PM
Debb Janes
Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
Put My Love of Nature At Work for You

Thank you Elyse, it is a wonderful place.

Mar 26, 2016 01:36 AM