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Deaths: 0


Boat Launches

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(Updated 3/24/20) 



Online purchases of Boat launch passes are temporarily unavailable. We will post a notice when they are available for purchase online again. Please purchase your pass at one of the vendors listed below.  

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 $100.00.

* Guide Services will be fined $400 for launching without a permit. *


  • Please read Skamania County Ordinance No. 2018-02 before purchasing.
  • Boat launch pass shall be displayed on the tow vehicles rearview mirror and is transferable between the boat owners vehicles.
  • Failure to properly display a launch pass shall be subject to penalties set out in Skamania County Code 10.16.
  • Pass sales are no longer available at the launch sites and only available at local merchants, County Offices or online here.
  • Drano Lake and Wind River parking lots are designated for tow vehicle and boat trailer combinations, single vehicles are not allowed to park in the lot unless a valid handicap permit is displayed.
  • There is no parking between the hours of 1:00 am - 3:00 am.
  • All passes expire on December 31st of each year.
  • A lost or destroyed pass will be replaced at no cost with owners original receipt. A new pass will need to be purchased if no receipt is shown.

Launch Fees

Users are required to purchase a Skamania County Boat Launch Permit to launch at Wind River and Drano Lake Boat Launch sites.

Guide Permits are not sold in stores and can only be purchased either online or in the Courthouse Annex during regular business hours.

* 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 1:00am and 3:00am.

Annual pass fees

Skamania County Resident: $10

Non County Resident: $75

Guide Pass: $250

Daily pass fees (resident & non-resident)

Daily pass: $5

3 Day pass: $12

Main Street

330 SW Rock Creek Dr

Stevenson, WA 98648

Open 24 hours

Home Valley Grocery

50151 SR14

Home Valley, WA 98648

Mon-Sat 6:00a-8:00p

Sunday 7:00a-7:00p


65205 SR14

Bingen, WA

Open 24 hours

Courthouse Annex

170 NW Vancouver Ave

Stevenson, WA 98648

Mon-Thurs 7:30-5:30

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