Cedar Creek Grist Mill

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The distinct wooden structure of this water powered mill sits on the steep, rocky bank of Cedar Creek since 1876. It was built by John Woodham and his two sons who offered grain grinding services for families of north Clark County for the following three years. In 1979 they moved away and took all the equipment with them.

The mill then went through multiple hands and periods of use mixed with periods of disrepair. Today the mill is a museum showing it’s visitor how the mill worked and how it still works today to produce corn meal and flour and even apple cider.  It is the only mill in Washington State that maintained its original structural integrity – grinds with stones and is powered solemnly by water.

The interior is open all year around, tour are held on Saturdays between 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. and on Sundays 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

 

Directions to the mill:

43907 NE Grist Mill Rd, Woodland, WA 98674

From Interstate 5 (heading south), take Woodland exit #21 and continue to traffic light. Turn left, continue under freeway and immediately turn right on C-C Street to cross North Fork of Lewis River.

Turn left onto Northwest Hayes Road toward Amboy, which becomes Cedar Creek Road.

About eight miles from Woodland, a sign points left to the mill. Turn left on Grist Mill Road and the Mill is about 3/4 of a mile.

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