Doty, Washington

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Doty, Washington
CountryUnited States
 • Totalapprox. 250
Time zoneUTC-8 (Pacific (PST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-7 (PDT)
zip code
Area code(s)360

Doty, Washington is an unincorporated community located between Dryad and Pe Ell on Washington State Route 6.[1] C.A. Doty built a sawmill here around 1900, and the community that sprang up around it was named after him.[2] Doty once boasted the largest sawmill in Lewis County.[3] Today, about 250 people reside in or around Doty, which boasts a general store, post office, fire department, and two churches. Logging and farming are the industries that most of the residents rely on for income. Many residents in Doty participate in the annual River Run, which consists of entrants buying or building water crafts and floating down the Chehalis River from Pe Ell to Rainbow Falls State Park, where riders can float over a slight waterfall that still remains despite severe flooding damage due to the Great Coastal Gale of 2007.


This region experiences warm (but not hot) and dry summers, with no average monthly temperatures above 71.6 °F. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Doty has a warm-summer Mediterranean climate, abbreviated "Csb" on climate maps.[4]


  1. ^ "Doty". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  2. ^ Meany, Edmond S. (1923). Origin of Washington geographic names. Seattle: University of Washington Press. p. 71.
  3. ^ Experience WA: Doty
  4. ^ Climate Summary for Doty, Washington

Coordinates: 46°38′04″N 123°16′40″W / 46.63444°N 123.27778°W / 46.63444; -123.27778