The City of Tumwater is located at the base of the Deschutes River. There is a good mix of older homes and new builds. Tumwater is the oldest American settlement on Puget Sound.
Visit Tumwater Falls Park, a one-half mile scenic loop trail along the Deschutes River with three cascading waterfalls. August through October you can watch the salmon run here. Tumwater is served by the Tumwater School District.