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Ariel, Washington
Country  United States of America
State  Washington
County Cowlitz
Elevation
106 m (348 ft)
Time zone UTC−8 (PST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC−7 (PDT)
ZIP code
98603
Area code(s) 360
FIPS code 53-02515
GNIS feature ID 1510787

Ariel is an unincorporated community in Cowlitz County, Washington. Ariel is located 11 miles (18 km) northeast of the city of Woodland along Washington State Route 503, situated north of the Lewis River and on the southwest bank of Lake Merwin. The Ariel community is part of the Woodland School District, a K-12 school district of about 2,200 students.

Geography

Ariel is located at 45°57′24″N 122°34′15″W / 45.95667°N 122.57083°W / 45.95667; -122.57083 (45.9567789, -122.5709345).

Culture

D. B. Cooper Days

Every year since 2011 the D. B. Cooper Days are held at the Ariel Store and Tavern. The festival is a celebration of the skyjacking case of Dan Cooper, who hijacked a Boeing 727 over the Cascade Mountains with US$200,000 on November 24, 1971.

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