Prescott was named in 1905 for the owner of the local sawmill. Prescott's origin is that of a mill town associated with a large sawmill. Lewis & Clark camped at present-day Prescott Beach County Park, an area live with waterfowl. William Clark wrote of Prescott: "I slept very little for the noise kept during the whole night by the swans, geese, white and great Brant ducks, etc." Although the nearby community of Rainier was better known as the home of the Trojan Nuclear Power Plant, whose cooling tower was imploded in May 2006, the plant was located less than a mile from Prescott.
Things To Do
Enjoy a Day at the River
Prescott Beach and the surrounding area offers fishing, swimming, bird watching and picnicking.
Visit Trojan PGE Park
Enjoy fishing, hiking, birdwatching and 18-hole disc golf course at the former home of the Trojan Nuclear Facility.
From Portland, follow Highway 30 north past Deer Island
From Rainier/Longview, WA, follow Highway 30 south.