Skamania County operates two boat launches which provide access to the Columbia River and tributaries. Both are located in central and east county areas and require a Skamania County launch fee be paid for use. Click the link below to purchase passes online.
Once your order is complete you will receive a receipt from PayPal, an order confirmation from Public Works and your Boat Launch Pass from Skamania County - all via email. Please be sure to check your junk folder.
If you do not receive your Boat Launch Pass within the same day please contact Jennifer at (509) 427-3929, Monday - Thursday 7:30am - 5:30pm, excluding Holidays.
Please be advised that WA State Discovery Passes and Natural Investment Permits are NOT a valid boat launch permit at Wind River or Drano Lake.
Anyone who is found in violation of launching without a permit will be fined $75.00
Users are required to purchase a Skamania County Boat Launch Permit to launch at Wind River and Drano Lake Boat Launch sites. Boat launch permits can be purchased online or at one of the following stores:
Guide Permits are not sold in stores and can only be purchased either online or in the Courthouse Annex during regular business hours.Main Street Store:
330 SW Rock Creek DrStevenson, WA 98648Open 24 Hours Home Valley Grocery50151 WA-14Home Valley, WA 98648Mon- Sat: 6am-8pmSun: 7am-7pm
Bridgemart: 65205 WA-14Bingen, WAOpen 24 Hours
Courthouse Annex: 170 NW Vancouver AveStevenson, WA 98648Mon - Thur: 7:30am - 5:00pm Hammer's Precision Outdoors:
2318 South 1st StYakima, WA 98908Store: 509-452-0868
Skamania County Resident Annual Pass Fee: $10.00
Non-Resident Annual Pass Fees:
Resident and Non-Resident Pass Fees:
Daily Pass: $5.00
3 Day Pass: $12.50
Guide Service Annual Pass $350.00
*There are no fees to park your tow vehicle and boat trailer. Single vehicles are not allowed to park in the lot without a valid handicap permit displayed. There is NO PARKING between the hours of 1am - 3am.