Maps and DirectionsWelcome to Skamania County's website. We are a rural county located in the heart of the Columbia River Gorge. Our county consists of 1,672 square miles of the most scenic and diverse landscape in the world. We have the Gifford Pinchot National Forest, Columbia Gorge National Scenic Area, Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument, and an abundance of wilderness areas in which to enjoy the great outdoors. You can windsurf, mountain bike, kayak and boating, snowmobile, cross-country ski, hunting and fishing, or rest and relax in one of our quiet hideaways. If you find that you are in need of the big city life you are only minutes away from the hustle and bustle.
Driving DirectionsFrom the East Highway 14 WEST from Bingen approximately 2 miles and cross the White Salmon River and you're in Skamania County. Interstate 84 WEST out of The Dalles and exit at Hood River Bridge. Cross bridge, turn left, and approximately 1 mile cross the White Salmon River and you've arrived in Skamania County. From the West Highway 14 EAST out of Washougal approximately 2 miles and Skamania County will welcome you. Interstate 84 EAST out of Troutdale to exit 44. Cross at Bridge of the Gods and you're in Skamania County.