Ghost Hunt Round 3: Devil’s Tower. In one of the best birthday presents I could have ever recieved, my husband and I went on a trip to explore the abandoned and haunted Devil’s Tower in Concrete, Washington! Just off the bank of Lake Shannon lies the ruins of the Washington Portland Cement Company factory, with several buildings still standing, however very condemed. Many people have died exploring the tower and it’s said that they still haunt the grounds to this day. And I absolutley had to visit it.
Note: This is an off limits area so please explore at your own risk. Its a very hazardous place.
After driving up a winding road covered in Do No Trespass signs, we make it to the gate. It was eerily quiet up there, even though there were houses and a town in the same valley, which set the mood for the entire voyage. We left the car and ventured up the road, and came across the first builind, set farther away from the tower. It looked like an old storage shed and could have also been a maintenance shop for equipment used at the neighboring quarry.
Graffiti covered literally every reachable inch of wall on every building, and even in places where it would have taken incredible skill to reach. Some of the art was fantastic! While others were … creative. And vulgar to say the least. Regardless it was oddly fun to see it all and it added color and a real sense of abandonment.
The next building that we saw was a solitary tower through the trees and looking fairly out of place. We walked around it and was able to get a peek at the conveyer belt that led to a secondary tower down the hill. We decided to check out the main building first and then make our way down.
Just around the corner and up the hill from the shed was the tower. It stood ominously behind the mossy trees and looked a lot smaller than it actually was below. Once we got near it though, it’s basement levels started to appear and gave it a massive look.
The main bulding stood in shambles, with ground that had given way and exposed cars and cement everywhere we went. We were warned before we even went up there to be careful, and the stories of the people that have died exploring here kept us on our toes. The rain didn’t help with footing at all, but it definitely did help to set the mood.
As we got our first look around the outside of the building, we were trying to decide the best way to get in. We chose the least easy, but most interesting route and went through a hole in one of the outer open rooms and then around the bottom part of the conveyer belt.
Once we scale around the belt, we make it to the main room of the building. There are holes where the floor should have been, and you could see what was left of the basement level. We also walked around the stairs to the top of the tower, where the belt reached the top. We decided to go down the lower level before going up and made our way around the holes to the other side.
When we did make it to the other side of the room, it opened up to see the lake, and with as decrepid as the building was, the view was incredible.
We made it down to the basement and we stopped in our tracks. It may have been our imaginations playing tricks on us, but both of us heard a faint sound of a woman singing! It was barely a whisper, but audible enough that we could hear it over the crunching of our shoes and the rain outside. There were no other cars at the gate and we didn’t see or hear anyone else around us. It chilled us to the bone, but we decided to keep going.
We saw that there was a secondary conveyer belt along a sky bridge to another tower off in the distance. We skirted the side of the building and found another hole in the wall that allowed us to get inside the shaft. We decided not to climb to the end of it because it did not look like it was in the best shape to hold two people, but the images are awesome!
After exploring the lowest level, we turned around and started to climb to the top. The stairs were crumbling away, surprisingly sturdy as we climbed up. On the way, there was a point where we could hop off onto the mid level roof and get a good look at the view around us. And it was beautiful.
We finally made it to the top! There was the top of the conveyer as well as what looked like some maintenance ladders that looked very unstable. My husband decided to climb ALL the way to the top, but I wasn’t that brave.
We did it! We conquered the Devil’s Tower! We took a few last looks around and headed out back down the stairs. We made our down the road a ways and decided to check out the other gravel silo looking building near the shore. It seemed a little too far to go around to the road, so we took a shortcut down the hill and I would be lying if I said I didn’t fall the rest of the way down. It was definitely worth it though! The overgrowth on the building was awesome!
After we were done exploring, we headed back up the road and came across a creepy, dark tunnel that led under the upper road. We decided that going down it may not be the best idea, but that didn’t stop us from yelling “Echo” down the tunnel.
And with that, we said goodbye to Devil’s Tower and headed back to the car. We didn’t see anything ghostly, but we heard what I swear was a woman singing and saw some pretty cool sights while we were exploring! It was an incredible place and now that we know the layout, hopefully we can venture back up there at night and let the real ghost hunting begin! But until then, it was an incredible experience and a very fun birthday!
December 30, 2019 at 5:42 pm
I had a friend fall from DT and was in a wheelchair for a while. Also another friend fell and passed away up there about 5 or 6 years back.
December 30, 2019 at 6:18 pm
I’m very sorry for your loss. Its definitely a dangerous and hazardous place that shouldn’t be explored without extreme caution, if at all. There were certainly places we didn’t go when we were there, and its something I should have expressed in my article.
January 30, 2020 at 3:43 pm
Can you give me some direction as to how I will know I made it to the right spot and where to park my car? Thanks!
February 7, 2020 at 2:23 am
Honestly I Google mapped it and parked at the gate. You will have to walk a little. I know there’s a few roads up there but it was fairly simple to find once you get up there. Please be careful!
July 18, 2020 at 3:22 pm
When you are at the main spot where can you go to find this tunnel?
July 20, 2020 at 8:01 am
Hey! I found it on the way out. It’s near the old silo off to the left heading down towards the water. I believe there is a road that you can follow.
November 23, 2020 at 8:27 pm
Hey there, I just ventured up to Concrete Wa today, after driving up the windy road, I found the blue gate which is now newly painted. Walked for about an hour up the trail. Had to turn back because it got to dark, is it a pretty far walk? Thank you 😊
December 9, 2020 at 10:07 am
Hey! It’s been a while since I have been up there so things may have changed, but it was a fairly short walk 🙂
November 22, 2022 at 2:45 pm
I love this place, been here multiple times and the first time ever was at night. It is very haunted. First experience there, I was at the very very top with my at the time girlfriend. It was eerily quiet and out of nowhere a bat flew at my face. As soon as the bat disappeared something tugged on my pant leg towards the hole at the top (which goes all the way to the basement level). This scared me more than anything and my at the time girlfriend saw it herself. Right when we arrived I was the only person to so the 7 foot tall shadow man walk from one side of the big open area to the other. There was also shadow people in the woods with red eyes that everyone but me saw. I’ve been told some kids died up there as well, and those shadows were children, maybe 13-15. Very spooky place but still my favorite spot. Explore at your own risk, me and my friend fell in the hole at the end of the bridge the last time but luckily landed on the gravel, very painful but we were okay.