City of Morton - Morton Washington
Living in Morton

Welcome to Morton! Nestled in the foothills of the Cascade Mountains, Morton offers a rural lifestyle in a relaxed setting.  Peaceful days at the river and catching coffee in town with friends characterize the friendly, hometown feel of Morton.  The city is noted for its scenic setting, mild climate, year-round recreation opportunities and close proximity to Mt. Rainier and Mt. St. Helens.

Incorporated in 1913, Morton is located in the geographic center of Lewis County, Washington, 32 miles east of I-5 on US Hwy 12 on the White Pass Scenic Byway. Three major highways, The National Park Highway SR 7, State Route 508 and US Hwy 12 intersect at Morton. The City of Morton is the 3rd largest in Lewis County with a population of 1,126. The primary industries include: manufacturing, timber and forest products and tourism. Current Largest Employers are: Hampton Lumber Mill, and TMI Forest Products and Morton General Hospital.

Parks & Recreation

Take the time to explore Morton’s parks and recreation opportunities including camping at Gust Backstrom Park and spending the day at Jubilee Park, home of the annual Loggers’ Jubilee

Weather

High temperatures in Morton range from 42 degrees in the winter to 78 degrees in summer. Low temperatures range from an average daily low of 30 degrees in the winter and 50 degrees in summer. 9-10 inches of precipitation fall from November – January, and only one inch of precipitation in July and August.  4-6 inches fall in the form of of snow December to February.

Utilities 

The City of Morton provides water and sewer service to businesses and residences within the City Limits and application for these services can be made at City Hall. The base water rate is $50.15 per month and the base sewer rate is $62.00.

For more information, contact City Hall at 360-496-6881 or 360-496-6086

Mail utility payments to Morton City Hall at PO Box 1089, Morton WA 98356, or drop off payment in person to City Hall at 250 Main Street. in Morton.

Garbage Service

Morton contracts with LeMay Enterprises for garbage service. To obtain these services, contact 360-736-4769 or 1-800-525-4167.  Find LeMay online.

Power

Lewis County PUD provides electric power to businesses and residences within the City. The PUD office is located at 102 Main Avenue in Morton.  Contact them by phone at 360-496-6100 or visit the Lewis County PUD website.

Phone

ATT
CenturyLink provides landline telephone service for the Morton area
Xfinity - Comcast
Verizon

Internet Service Providers

Tiger Mountain Technologies
WAVE Broadband
Xfinity - Comcast

Cable or Satellite Television

Xfinity - Comcast
Direct TV
Dish Network
WAVE Broadband

Post Office

United States Post Office
170 2nd St.
Morton, WA 98356-9800
(360) 496-5316

Retail Hours:
Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday: Closed

Rental Facilities

Morton offers several rental venues for meetings, parties, picnics, auctions and more. Click here for a description of each venue and links for more information.

Community Services

Senior Center

Join the seniors for weekly breakfast, community dinners, pinochle, Thai Chi exercise, and pool table games.

103 Westlake Avenue
Morton, WA  98356
(360) 496-3230

Donna Royale, Director
Open 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Monday - Friday
Lunch served Monday - Thursday at noon

Lewis-Mason-Thurston Area Agency on Aging

The Lewis-Mason-Thurston Area Agency is committed to:

  • Supporting people so they may live independently
  • Coordinating home and community services
  • Identifying resources and services
  • Assisting people in accessing services

For more information, call (360) 496-6300 or visit them online.

Morton Teen Center

Drop-in hours:
Wednesday 5:30pm – 8:00pm
Friday and Saturday 5:30pm – 10:00pm
Elementary Night: Tuesday 5:15pm - 7:15pm

The Teen Center is a safe place where teenagers in 6th to 12th grades, can come to hang out, do homework, use the internet, play games, and generally enjoy themselves. The Teen Center is staffed by Cispus AmeriCorps.  The goal is to make the Teen Center a place where teens can be themselves and interact safely and respectfully with each other. The center provides pool and ping pong tables, art supplies, computers, Wifi, and television for movies. Call (360) 496-5275 for more information.

Morton Lions Club

The Lions Club meets the first and third Tuesdays every month at 1 p.m. at the Cody Café in downtown Morton.  The club holds public rollerskating sessions throughout the winter at the Lions Hall, supports the Morton Teen Center, provides reading glasses for those who cannot afford them, along with other community activities.

LEWIS Mountain Highway Transit

Phone:  (360) 496-5404
Contact:  Doug Hayden

L.E.W.I.S. Mountain Highway Transit (Lewis County East-West Information Shuttle) is a general public, fixed route transportation service that provides access to communities between Packwood and Centralia-Chehalis.  Bus drivers are specially trained to provide information about local community services and programs.  L.E.W.I.S. Mountain Highway Transit will accommodate people with additional needs, with 24 hours’ notice. All buses are wheelchair accessible.  Click here for 2014 Route Schedule and Map.

Washington State Patrol Licensing Department

342 State Route 7
Morton, WA  98356 
Morton Airport – Strom Field(360) 496-3323
Click here for hours and further information.

Morton Airport – Strom Field

PO Box 1089
Morton, WA 98356
360-496-6881
Manager:  James Gerwig
Owned by the city of Morton, click here for details.

White Pass Community Services Coalition

123 Main St.
Morton, WA  98356
(360) 496-5404

Provides housing, utility assistance, and transportation information. View the Community Resource Guide for Lewis County offering an extensive list of contacts and general information.