Sturgeon Rock (Washougal, WA) is Official High Point!!!!!Well everyone, it seems that what we already knew will finally be recognized by USGS...that Sturgeon Rock is, in fact, the prominent 4000+ ft. rock formation just west of Star, and not the 3100 foot dirt mound posted on our topos!!!!! Special Thanks to Don Nelson for sticking with the paperwork (I attempted twice to contact USGS, and my calls were never returned). Clark County's high point has a name, and it is Sturgeon Rock!
The Rock Without a NameSturgeon Rock, a 4100ft prominent rock formation bordering the Clark/Skamania county border of SW Washington State, has recently been the subject of much controversy between the USFS/USGS and local area hikers.
Due to an error dating back nearly 50 years, the location of Sturgeon Rock on USGS maps was placed approx 1.5 miles west of the original rock formation, effectively rendering the actual "Sturgeon Rock" nameless.
Thanks to multiple efforts by local hikers, the unanimous decision by the government to restore the name to its rightful location will take effect Jan. 11th 2007.
As of Jan. 11th, Clark County Washington's highest point will be officially recognized as Sturgeon Rock (the county's eastern border approximately bisects the rock formation at 4000ft; well above Clark County's second highest named landmark, Pyramid Rock=3500ft).
Great description of Sturgeon Rock, Washington (by Klenke), w/ location coordinates
Columbian newspaper article concerning name restoration.