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.


Bid Notices

Proclamation: National Sexual Assault Awareness Month, April 2018

Proclamation: National Volunteer Week -April 15-21,2018

Notice of Public Hearing: To consider Ordinance 2018-04, Amending Title 22 of Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area Ordinance

Notice of Public Hearing: To consider Resolution 2018-18, Amending the Comprehensive Plan to allow for expansion of existing quarries, and to approve Ordinance 2018-03, an ordinance regarding religious facilities and expansion of existing  quarries in certain zones

Medicaid in Skamania County is changing: Seminar available March 28th

Press Release For Immediate Release
Gorge 2020

PUBLIC NOTICE: Plastic recycling program update

Notice: The Skamania County Courthouse was temporarily closed due to flooding. Click this link for an update and current department service levels available to the public. 

Landowner Handbook 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

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

Resolution 2014-69:  Declaring an Emergency in Skamania County

Shoreline Master Program Information


Congratulations to our County Financial Team.  They have been recognized by the Washington State Auditor as recipients of a prestigious award for Excellence in Financial Management.

The “State Auditor’s Stewardship Award” was personally presented by State Auditor -Pat McCarthy to Skamania County Treasurer Vicki Clelland-Treasurer; Robert Waymire-Auditor and Financial Administrator-Heidi Penner in a ceremony in the Commissioners’ Chambers.

Accompanying the State Auditor were 4 officials from her staff in Vancouver and Olympia, helping to emphasize the importance of the Award.  Of over 2400 audits conducted, only 8 were nominated for the award, and this was only the second one presented.   Thank you for a job well done!


 (left picture) Commissioner Tom Lannen receiving the award for the county. 
(right picture) Vicky Clelland, Heidi Penner, and Robert Waymire pose while
                      being recognized for the Excellence in Financial Management Award.



Skamania County Commissioners honor Larry Douglass, who is retiring after 39 years of service to Skamania County








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