Since its formation in 1964, the Port of Skamania County has served as an economic catalyst for community development that enhances the livability of the area.
The Port is governed by a three-member Board of Commissioners, elected by the citizens in their districts, to serve a six-year term. These three elected officials are responsible for: representing public interests, setting Port policy, determining program direction, setting long and short-range goals, approving the annual budget, and evaluating and guiding the Port activities. This planning and oversight process involves the Port Commission, the Port Executive Director, staff, and citizens. Port districts are municipal corporations; however, unlike cities and counties, ports are “special purpose districts.” Public ports have expanded roles in how they conduct business, allowing them to act quickly on opportunities that foster economic growth.
The Port of Skamania County takes pride in the community we participate in and the opportunities we work hard to create and maintain. There are a lot of things that make Skamania County an exceptional place to live, work, and play!
- Port District covers much of the southern portion of Skamania County.
- 14 businesses are located at the Port, employing approximately 220 people. See Our Tenants for more information.
- The Port owns 162 acres in Stevenson and North Bonneville including approximately 30,000 square feet of commercial space and 120,000 square feet of industrial use space. See Available Properties to see what is available for lease.
- Public access to recreational opportunities is an important priority for the Port. The Port owns and maintains approximately 6 acres of park with 1.5 miles of waterfront in Stevenson, and has developed 1.1 miles of walking paths with interpretive signs and amenities. The Stevenson Landing dock, parks, beaches, and boat launch ramp facilities draw a variety of water-sport enthusiasts and tourists helping to invigorate the local economy. Further improvements are proposed within the Comprehensive Scheme of Harbor Improvements.