Friends of Willapa National Wildlife Refuge and the “WOW Festival” Team work closely with a number of fine businesses and organizations to create and produce the Wings Over Willapa Festival.

We’d like you to meet our business friends by visiting them during the festival and year-round.  Support those who support our mission!

Eating and Shopping
Organizations & Entities

Organizations & Entities

The United States Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS or FWS) is an agency of the US federal government within the US Department of the Interior dedicated to the management of fish, wildlife, and natural habitats. The mission of the agency is “working with others to conserve, protect, and enhance fish, wildlife, plants and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people.”

The City of Long Beach is an important partner in the success of our event.  Visit their site for all things city, including recreation information on beach wheelchairs, approaches, Discovery Trail, history, nostalgia, picture postcards, virtual tours, qr code tour, photo galleries and more.

The Port of Ilwaco is nestled just inside the Columbia River bar in Ilwaco, Washington, a working fishing village in a scenic and tranquil setting. Our 800-slip marina is idyllic for both recreational boaters and commercial fishermen alike. In addition to guest moorage available year round, the port features a back-in boat launch, two small boat hoists, two fuel docks, a 50-ton travelift, a self/full service work yard and dry boat storage facilities.

Pacific County is a proud supporter of local events and attractions, to include the Wings Over Willapa Festival, for the benefit of both residents and visitors. 


You’re here to look at a hotel, so we won’t waffle. We know you expect comfortable rooms, ocean views and standard amenities. But in our little slice of Long Beach, we do all of the above and more.

Whether you want quiet time in our library, a culinary adventure in our locavore restaurant or to explore the trails on our complimentary bicycles, we got you covered. And when you’re done soaking it all up, you can kick back in one of our chic rooms. Enjoy.

Elemental hospitality, out of the elements. Salt is an ideal place for your coastal adventure. Simple, modern rooms to rest and relax. Onsite pub, overlooking the Ilwaco harbor, serving local beer and seasonal food.

Charming & modern rooms. The rooms at Salt Hotel have been remodeled to balance comfort and simplicity. Memory foam mattresses, down duvets and quality linens all contribute to making your night restful. And keeping amenities, like mini fridges and hairdryers, available by request keeps your room clutter free and allows you to pick and choose what you need.


Seabreeze Charters, located near the mouth of the Columbia River, has offered affordable fishing adventures for decades.

Washington State Parks and Recreation manages over 100 state parks across Washington for the enjoyment of the public.

The Friends of Willapa National Wildlife Refuge is a 501(c)(3)nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting refuge programs and enhancing awareness and appreciation of Willapa National Wildlife Refuge.

Wings Over Willapa Festival is an event produced by the Friends.

Come explore the unique and beautiful wildlife areas in Pacific and Wahkiakum Counties that comprise the refuge complex!

Oceanside Animal Clinic is a full service, mixed-animal veterinary clinic serving Washington’s Long Beach Peninsula.

McCall’s Les Schwab Tire Center in Warrenton, OR brings you the best selection, quality, and service every time on tires, brakes, wheels and more.

The beauty of this area is reflected in the people that live here. I am proud to call the Peninsula my home. If I can help with your real estate needs, it would be my honor to do so. 
Char Wolters, Lighthouse Realty’s number one Broker. 360-244-0825 char[at]lighthouseproperty.com

Strand Insurance is a local independent insurance agent that offers one stop shopping for all of your insurance needs.

Located conveniently in downtown Long Beach. Credit cards accepted, walk-ins welcome, Se Habla Espanol.

Cindi Pellarin

Mike DeConto

Lesley Ferguson

Doug Knutzen


Hearing Aid Center

The Hearing Aid Center is a second generation, family owned full-service hearing center located in Ocean Park, WA.


Eating and Shopping

Dylan’s Cottage Bakery provides freshly-baked breads, pastries and other baked goods, as well as deli meat, cheese and sandwiches made to order.

Jack‘s Country Store in Ocean Park, Washington is an old fashioned general mercantile store founded on honest dealings and fair pricing. Founded in 1885.

The Lost Roo serves lunch, dinner, coffee, and cocktails for all ages in our dining room and on the enclosed deck, and for adults in our large bar.

Oman and Son Hardware is a third generation local business serving the community’s hardware needs.

Pickled Fish Restaurant is located on the top floor of the Adrift Hotel, directly overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Come experience our creative, fun, locally inspired cuisine.

North Jetty Brewery is a gathering place for locals and tourists alike and hosts a number of community events, trivia, and fundraisers.

Okie’s Thriftway Market specializes in the groceries your family needs. Whatever you are looking for, you’ll find it at Okie’s Thriftway Market. Visit our supermarket and see what we have to offer. Locally owned and operated since 1967.

Jolly Roger Seafood is a family-owned grower and supplier of Pacific oysters in Willapa Bay.

We are your local source for flavorful and authentic cuisine in Long Beach, WA. You’ll love our comfortable family-friendly atmosphere, and our exceptional service never disappoints. Our extensive menu of expertly crafted dishes is sure to have exactly what you’re craving! Come on down and enjoy our delicious fish and chips, oyster options, and dine in services.

Connecting people with birds, art, and nature in celebration of Willapa National Wildlife Refuge