Glenwood is a small community located in the Glenwood Valley. In early days, the valley was called Camas Prairie, for the wild Camas plant that grows in the lake bottom and was harvested by Native Americans. "Lake bottom" is what the locals refer to the part of the valley that floods in the spring with snow melt. The "canal" drains the water into the Mill Pond, then Outlet Creek and over Outlet Falls to the Klickitat River. During the summer, the "lake bottom" turns into a grassy valley used by ranchers, ducks, geese, sand hill cranes, elk, frogs, deer and any of us that want to gaze upon its beauty and diversity.
Glenwood School The hub of the community. I think we have one of the prettiest school settings in the state. The mountain is in view from our school windows, playground and track field. Sometimes we take it for granted.
Rodeo is always on Fathers Day Weekend. When it's NOT Rodeo Weekend, the Dance Hall, Kitchen, and Campground are available for rent. It's a great place for weddings, receptions, family get togethers... Photo courtesy of Dan Kleinsmith. More rodeo and parade photos by Dan
A common question we hear is..."Where's Glenwood?" In fact...the Glenwood General Store sells T shirts that say, "Where in the hell is Glenwood?" The easiest answer is, "Go one hour east of Portland, to Hood River. Cross the Columbia River into Washington and we are 40 minutes north of White Salmon. Trout Lake is to our west, Goldendale to the east and The Yakama Indian Reservation to the north.