|Country||United States of America|
|Elevation||106 m (348 ft)|
|Time zone||PST (UTC−8)|
|• Summer (DST)||PDT (UTC−7)|
|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.
Ariel is located at (45.9567789, -122.5709345).
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.
- "USGS—Ariel, Washington". Retrieved 13 June 2014.
- "2013 U.S. Gazetteer Files". census.gov. Retrieved 13 June 2014.
- "D.B. Cooper 40th Anniversary Celebration at the Ariel Tavern". adventurebooks.newsvine.com. 27 November 2011. Retrieved 13 June 2014.
- "Hunt for DB Cooper – Cooper Day Festival in Ariel – 2012". themountainnewswa.net. 26 November 2012. Retrieved 13 June 2014.
- "A hijacker holiday in Washington". bbc.com. 21 November 2012. Retrieved 13 June 2014.
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