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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Public Notice: The Skamania County Board of Commissioners will hold a special meeting pursuant to RCW 42.30.080, on Monday, December 2, 2019 beginning at 10am at the Skamania County Courthouse, Room No. 18 for the purpose of conducting Final Budget Workshops.  The Board will hold its regular business meeting on Tuesday, December 3, 2019 at 9:30am.

Public Notice: Notice to Contractors

Draft Strategic Plan-Public Comment Invited

Public Hearing to consider adoption of the 2020 Final Budget, and to consider setting 2020 Current Expense and County Road Property Tax Levies

2020 Preliminary Budget approved on November 13, 2019

Public Notice: Public hearing will be held to consider Resolution 2019-48 Supplemental Budget #5 for 2019

Public Notice: Request for bids and notice to contractors

Public Notice: Public Hearing Notice to Consider Adoption of 2020 Preliminary Budget

SR14/Wind River Intersection project and camera

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 2019-41: Establishing legal holidays for 2020

Landowner Handbook click here

Shoreline Master Program Information

Air Quality Monitor  https://www.purpleair.com/map?#12/45.6915/-121.8925










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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