Named for: William Packwood, a Virginian pioneer and explorer of Oregon and Washington.
Home of: the Packwood Flea Market held each Memorial and Labor Day weekends.
Elevation: 1,053 ft.
Location: Packwood is located at the intersection of US Highway 12 an National Forest Road 52 (Skate Creek Road). It is located between Mount Rainier National Park and Mt. St. Helens National Volcanic Monument to the south. Packwood is located in the upper Cowlitz valley. The White Pass Ski Area and Cascade Pacific Crest demark the eastern edge of the Packwood area.
Coordinates: 46°36′14″N 121°40′40″W
Climate: July average high 63.9 degrees; January average low 26.3 degrees; 28 inch average precipitation