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.

For more information about our dynamic county and rich history, please click here.


UPDATE: The Underwood Transfer Station will be open this weekend.

Public Hearing: Proposed Metropolitan Park District

Public Hearing: Skamania County Board of Commissioners hereby gives notice that a public hearing will be held to consider Ordinance 2019-02, Rescinding Skamania County Code Title 8-Health and Safety Chapter 8.84- On-site Sewage Systems, in its entirety and adopting new language

Wind River Boat Ramp Closure

SR14/Wind River Intersection project

Burn Ban

Public Hearing- Title III funding

Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission is undergoing a planning process to renovate the main park entrance at Beacon Rock State Park and are seeking community feedback.  Project Details:  click here  Survey:  click here

Resolution 2018-52 Establishing legal holidays for 2019

Landowner Handbook click here

Shoreline Master Program Information

On September 5th, 2018, the Southwest Clean Air Agency installed a PM2.5 air quality monitor on the Skamania County Fairgrounds.  The monitor uses a new generation of laser particle counters to measure the amount of smoke, dust and other particulates in the air.  To view the air quality in the Stevenson area go to: https://www.purpleair.com/map?#12/45.6915/-121.8925


Skamania County Fair August 14-17, 2019
see schedule here








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Commissioner Assignment 2019

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Skamania County Brownfield
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Facility Locations Mail Service

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