The City of Montesano is the county seat of Grays Harbor County, Washington, with a population of 3,700. 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, and is also home to a great car show in July and the unique Festival of Lights each December.
Montesano is also home of Lake Sylvia State Park. It is a quiet, 233-acre camping park with 15,000-feet of freshwater shoreline. The park is an old logging camp in a wooded area. The lake is good for fishing, and the rustic charm of the park makes for excellent day outings and camping trips.