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Cougar, Washington
Cougar Post Office
Cougar Post Office
Cougar, Washington is located in Washington (state)
Cougar, Washington
Cougar, Washington
Location in Washington (state)
Cougar, Washington is located in the United States
Cougar, Washington
Cougar, Washington
Location in the United States
Country United States
State Washington
County Cowlitz
156 m (512 ft)
Time zone UTC−8 (PST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC−7 (PDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s) 360
FIPS code 53-15010
GNIS feature ID 1518146

Cougar is an unincorporated community and former town in Cowlitz County, Washington. Cougar is located around 30 miles (48 km) northeast of Woodland along Washington State Route 503 and situated along the northwest bank of Yale Lake, a reservoir on the Lewis River. The population was 122 at the 1990 Census, when it was still incorporated as a town, but disincorporated before the 2000 Census. The Cougar community is part of the Woodland School District, a K-12 school district of about 2,200 students. Cougar is the nearest community to Mount St. Helens, which lies 13 miles (20.9215 km) to its northeast. The eruption of Mount St. Helens on May 18, 1980 was the deadliest and most economically destructive volcanic event in the history of the United States.

A post office called Cougar was established in 1902. The community was named after the cougar.


Cougar is located at 46°03′05″N 122°17′58″W / 46.05139°N 122.29944°W / 46.05139; -122.29944 (46.0514993, -122.2995413).

A notable Cougar resident is Gary Bennett, former Arista Records Recording Artist and founding member of country band, BR549.



Cougar is in the territory of Woodland Public Schools, which operates Woodland High School.

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