The area receives upwards of 160 inches of rain annually. The climate is mild in the summer and cold in the winter.
History EditGrisdale was a company town owned by the Simpson Timber Company. The town opened in 1946, complete with a two-room school, a mess hall that provided meals, and company store. It was built on the concept of "sustained yield" logging instead of "cut and run." Workers could rent a home for $20 to $30 dollars a month with utilities included. By 1980, it was still less then a $100 dollars a month to rent a home. There were 52 single family homes built. Recreation included weekly films, bowling, covered hors hoe pits, pinochle, poker, dances, music, and a camp newspaper. Groceries, dry goods, and supplies at the company store were kept the same price as if the items were bought in a store in Aberdeen or Montesano. The company store closed down in the 1960's when it became too expensive to operate. More and more
people were bused into the community, but still, several people lived in the homes.
By 1982, the bunkhouses was closed as well as the cookhouse. The remaining families were told to relocate by the next school year. The camp was shut down fully in 1986 and razed in 1988.