Welcome to the City of Montesano, incorporated on November 26, 1883, and the county seat for Grays Harbor County. Montesano thrives as a hub for outdoor activities, including mountain biking, fishing, hiking, kayaking, boating, and bird watching. We enjoy our coffee here and you can wander many of our local business in the downtown corridor where the city has free Wi-Fi for your convenience.

Check these out:


Grays Harbor Historic Courthouse
102 W. Broadway
Office Hours: 8am-12pm/1pm-5pm
Monday - Friday
Chehalis Valley Historical Museum
703 W Pioneer Ave
Open Saturday & Sunday
12:00PM - 4:00PM

Check out these other great recreation opportunities:

Miles of trails for hiking and biking in the City forest. Access it through Lake Sylvia State Park, a gem of its own. Lake Sylvia offers kayaking, camping, picnics, playground, swimming and nature trails and fishing.
3 Rivers meet in Montesano. The Wynochee, the Chehalis and the Satsop. You can put your boat in on the Chehalis River at the Boat launch in South Montesano or at Friend’s Landing.