One Washington State Town's Name Sounds Naughty

Town names can sometimes be tough to pronounce. I heard the local newscaster mess up Naches and who hasn't messed up Touchet before?

I think we are all guilty of mispronouncing some of Washington State's more unusual town names.

google maps
google maps
loading...

What's The Name Origin Of One Of Washington's Most Unusual Towns?

There is one place in Washington State that's easy to pronounce but it'll make you chuckle like an 8-year-old school boy who heard a naughty word for the first time.

Get our free mobile app

Humptulips Washington might sound a little naughty and it's fun to say and its name origin is interesting.

google maps
google maps
loading...

Humptulips Means "Hard To Pole" According To The Chehalis Tribe

If you've never been to Humptulips, here are a few details about this 'burg in Grays Harbor County near Arberdeen Washington on the west side of the state.

google maps
google maps
loading...

Humptulips has 216 residents and has the distinction of making one of the towns that seem to make the nationwide "unusual" town name lists. Humptulips is also a favorite name for authors writing books because of its unusual name.

The origin of Humptulips is speculated to be from the Chehalis Indian tribe where the word means "hard to pole" which has to do with navigating the nearby Humptulips River. Other sources say the word means "chilly region".

No matter the name origin, you can't deny the giggle and fun of saying Humptulips.

Top 10-Tri-Cities Campgrounds

10 Best Campgrounds in the Tri-Cities

Discover Sensational Serenity at This Awe-Inspiring Cabin at Big Lake.

It doesn't matter what season, this stunning property in Big Lake, WA has it all. This 6-acre sprawl is private, yet convenient to I-5. The tulip fields in Mount Vernon aren't far.

The grounds are landscaped and include a turquoise half-acre pond. There are horseshoes and cornhole for fun or sit by the fire pit. In the summer, feel free to swim. And there's a stand-up paddle board for guests. Finish your day with some time in the hot tub.

It's the perfect getaway for small families or a romantic weekend. Most guests return to begin an annual tradition for birthdays, anniversaries, and other special occasions.