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Clark County is located in the southwestern part of Washington, across the Columbia River from Portland, Oregon. Clark County was the first county of Washington, named after William Clark of the Lewis and Clark Expedition. Its county seat is at Vancouver, which is also its largest city. Many lakes border the river in the lowlands near Ridgefield, including Vancouver Lake. Eastern and northern Clark County contain forested foothills of the Cascade Mountains, rising to an elevation of 4,000 feet on the border with Skamania County.
Larch Mountain is the county's highest free-standing peak and Mount Hood, Mount Saint Helens and Mount Adams are all visible from Clark County.
Situated along the mighty Columbia River, with the majestic Cascade Mountains for a backdrop, Clark County offers a mix of urban areas, historic landmarks, rural farmlands, and forests that everyone can enjoy. The county has abundant urban and rural parks and natural areas for outdoor activities. There are more than 40 miles of river frontage available along the Columbia, and recreational opportunities are numerous.
There are many historic sites throughout the county, along with museums and community events, such as the Clark County Fair and Fourth of July Festival. Additionally, there are a number of community churches, social, and fraternal organizations available. The metropolitan amenities of Portland, Oregon are just minutes away, across the Columbia River.
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