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About Montesano

The City of Montesano is the county seat of Grays Harbor County, Washington, and has a population of about 4,050.
Montesano is located approximately 10 miles east of Aberdeen and 40 miles west of Olympia, providing close proximity to hospitals, colleges, shopping, and recreation.

Montesano is conveniently situated as the gateway to Washington's pristine 
coastal beaches and the scenic Olympic Peninsula.

City Profile
Demographics and Schools
History of Montesano

 Grays Harbor County Courthouse, Montesano, WA
Attractive homes in established neighborhoods lend charm to this rural community, as does the Grays Harbor County Courthouse, a turn-of-the-century three-story structure with sandstone, marble, granite, wood, murals, and stained glass features.

Lake Sylvia State Park
Lake Sylvia State Park is located in the north end of the city, providing many recreation opportunities; such as fishing, camping, hiking, bicycling, swimming, and picnicking.
See the Sylvia Creek Trail Map.

 Biking and Hiking Trails in City Forest
The adjacent nearly 5,000-acre city-owned forest offers additional opportunities for hiking, mountain biking, and horseback riding, besides providing a perpetual forest income to the city.
See the City Forest Trail Map.

Nearby Olympic National Park, numerous rivers, and ocean charters offer exceptional fishing, clam digging, and recreation. Sportsmen enjoy excellent hunting in surrounding open forest areas.

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City of Montesano • 112 N Main Street • Montesano, WA 98563 • (360) 249-3021 •
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