Welcome to Skamania County, featuring some of the most scenic and diverse landscape in the world.  Located in southwestern Washington, Skamania County extends from the northern shores of the Columbia River, through the forested ridges and ravines of the Cascade Mountains, north beyond Mount St. Helens, and east to the flanks of Mt. Adams. 

Skamania County consists of 1,672 square miles that includes the Gifford Pinchot National Forest, Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, and Mt. St. Helens National Volcanic Monument. 80% of the County is National Forest. The County was established in 1854, one of the first counties in the state. It operates under the laws of the State of Washington with a Commission form of government. The County is a general purpose government and provides public safety, road improvement, parks and recreation, judicial administration, health and social services and general administration.

There are eleven elected officials: three County Commissioners, an Assessor, an Auditor, a County Clerk, a District Court Judge, a Prosecuting Attorney, a Sheriff, a Superior Court Judge and a Treasurer. The County population is approximately 11,000, spread throughout the communities of Washougal, Stevenson, Carson, Stabler, Home Valley, Mill A, Willard and Underwood.

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Domestic Violence Awareness Month click here

Small debris permit click here

Notice of Planning Commission Vacancy Click here

2017 Lodging Tax Information and Application click here

Invitation to Bidders for Wind River Business Park Siding Project Click here

Commissioners urge Federal  Legislators to work within caucus and leadership to extend Payment in Lieu of Taxes program and Secure Rural Schools and Counties Funding

Press Release: Commissioner Brong participates in Western counties policy conference

NEW! Boat Launch Pass Online Purchase

NEW! SR14 Wind River Project Information

Letter to Senators Murray, Cantwell and Congresswoman Beutler regarding USFS land acquisitions in Skamania County (01/11/16)

Letter in support of HR2647 - Resilient Federal Forest Act (07/08/15)

Letter to Senator Cantwell: Forest Health and Wildfire Danger (06/17/15)

Resolution 2014-69:  Declaring an Emergency in Skamania County

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Courthouse & Sheriff's Office
PO BOX 790
240 NW Vancouver Ave.
Stevenson, WA 98648
Courthouse Annex
PO BOX 1009
170 NW Vancouver Ave.
Stevenson, WA 98648
Hegewald Center
PO BOX 369
710 SW Rock Creek Dr.
Stevenson,WA 98648