Skamokawa Vista Park

Nautical Information
Reach Name: 
The Refuge
NOAA Chart Number: 
18523
River Mile: 
32
A popular paddling spot with access to a variety of paddling experiences. A fully developed park with camping and a variety of facilities. An Indian village known as Wahkiakum occupied a site near the park as early as 2300 years ago. A Lewis and Clark site. Lewis and Clark signage. Wildlife refuge signage.
Additional Launch Site Information
Environmental Considerations: 
Most islands in the Skamokawa area are part of the Lewis and Clark or Juliea Butler Hanson Wildlife Refuge. Camping or landing on these islands is strictly prohibited.
Safety Considerations: 
Large ships moves quickly and quietly through the shipping channel just off the park, creating large wakes which can swamp boats. During warm weather periods strong afternoon winds are common. Tidal influence is very strong.
ADA Accessibility: 
Parking
Restrooms
Launch Details
Hours of Operation: 
7am-Dusk
Tidal Influence: 
Yes. Strong tides.
Shore Description: 
Sand
Launch Type: 
Ramp
Shore
Launch Fees: 
Yes
Launch Fees - Description: 
No fee for shore launches, but $2/vehicle for ramp launches
Dock Description: 
Ramp Lanes: 
1
Parking Fees: 
No
Parking Fees - Description: 
Parking Type: 
Day and Overnight. Gate locks at dark. If planning an overnight trip, leave trip info at the office.
Number of Parking Spaces: 
30
Restrooms: 
Yes
Restroom Type: 
Flush
Launch Location
Driving Directions: 
Directly off WA State Route 4 just west of Skamokawa.
Nearest City: 
Skamokawa
Launch Site Address: 
Skamokawa, WA
United States
Contact Info
Site Manager Organization: 
Port of Wahkaikum County No. 2
Site Manager Contact: 
Steve McClain
Site Manager Title: 
Executive Manager
Site Manager Phone: 
360-795-8605
Site Manager Email: 
Site Manager Location: 
PO Box 220
Skamokawa, WA 98647
United States