Located in southwestern Washington on Interstate 5 near the Columbia River, Kelso is 48 miles north of Portland, 125 miles south of Seattle and 80 short miles from the Pacific Ocean. The population of Kelso is just over 11,800 residents, who call their town "The City of Friendly People." Ideal for outdoor enthusiasts, Kelso is surrounded by forest, exceptional river recreation and Cascade Mountain camping, hiking and mountain biking. The top employer in Kelso is the school district, followed by recreational craft manufacturing and retail.
|AVERAGE TEMPERATURES||Kelso's average mid-summer daytime temperature is approximately 76°F; in January temperatures hover around 46°F|
|AVERAGE YEARLY RAINFALL||44 inches|
|DRIVING DIRECTIONS||Click here for driving directions to Kelso, Washington.|
|LOCAL ATTRACTIONS||Kelso, Official Site|
|COLLEGES||Lower Columbia College