This area played a prominent role in the famed Lewis & Clark Expedition, and continues to attract millions of visitors and new residents annually. The first non-native settlement in the area was probably Fort Vancouver, which was established in 1825 by the Hudson's Bay Company as a trading post and provisional center. Today, the Fort is open to visitors and tours, and interpreters wearing period clothing re-enact that era's daily life.
History is plentiful here in Salmon Creek and Clark County. You can visit Officers Row, a collection of 22 preserved Victorian homes, or check out the Pomeroy Living History Farm, which offers visitors a glimpse into the life of 1920s farm life. Visitors can even participate in farm activities, such as grinding grain, feeding livestock and making rope. Other nearby attractions include the Waterfront Renaissance Trail, which connects downtown Vancouver with the Columbia River waterfront shops and restaurants, and the Clark County Historical Museum, which walks visitors through the history of Clark County.
Salmon Creek itself is a rural community just off Interstate 5 and not far from the creek that bears its name. The community is a perfect hub for such popular locations as the Columbia River Gorge, Mount St. Helens and Mt. Hood. When they are not venturing out to the many nearby attractions, Salmon Creek residents choose to relax at Salmon Creek Park and Klineline Pond, explore the Salmon Creek Trail and Salmon Creek Greenway by foot, bike or horse, or play sports at the Salmon Creek Sports Association Complex.
The community of Salmon Creek offers residents the benefit of a quiet, small-town life combined with the wide array of attractions of surrounding areas, including everything from 19th-century forts to championship golf courses to fine dining to unique shopping.