Glenwood is a small farming, ranching and logging community located in the Glenwood Valley on the southeast side of Mt Adams. In early days, the valley was called Camas Prairie, for the wild Camas plant that grows in the lake bottom and 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. It forms a large lake which eventually drains down the canal into the Mill Pond, then Outlet Creek and over Outlet Falls to the Klickitat River. In the spring, the "lake bottom" turns purple with blooming Camas. During the summer, the "lake bottom" turns into a grassy valley used by ranchers for hay and becomes home to ducks, geese, sand hill cranes, elk, frogs, deer and any of us that want to gaze upon its beauty and diversity. Peter Conboy was one of the first homesteaders in the valley and the Conboy Lake Wildlife Refuge carries the family name. But don't bring your boat expecting to find a lake to play in. Early notable residents of Camas Prairie: PioneerBotonistWilhelmN.Suksdorf.: The Pioneer Saga of Cody Chapman.
The Weather Cafe by Rufus Rufus gives a wx report Mondays and Fridays. You have to find his weather report inside his farm store.
A year-round bed and breakfast surrounded by 80 acres of meadowland and Ponderosa Pine. Main lodge with kitchen, great room, bedrooms, a cook house with wood range and plank tables, a guesthouse and self contained cabins. A peaceful and relaxing atmosphere.
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... Call Chris Miller: 509 364 3427 Photo courtesy of Dan Kleinsmith. Rodeo and Parade slideshow by Dan Prints can be ordered.
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.