Svensen Boat Ramp and Park - Puget Island

Launch Point

About this location

  • NOAA Chart
  • 18523

  • Water trail
    Columbia River
  • River Mile
  • 42

  • Restrooms
  • Yes

  • Parking Type
  • approximately 20 spaces for trailers with ample overflow parking

  • Tidal influence
  • moderate - though there is tidal influence, it doesn't affect the launch

  • Launch Type
  • Launch Fees
  • None

A relatively new one-lane boat ramp located on the south side of Puget Island on West Sunny Sands Road. The site provides multiple entry options - beach, dock, and ramp. The site is downriver (west) of the Wahkiakum County Ferry which connects Westport, Oregon and Puget Island, Washington. (A bridge connects Puget Island to Cathlamet.) The site is owned and operated by the Port of Wahkiakum No. 2 - the same port that operates Skamokawa Vista Park and County Line Park. Canoe and kayak launching is inexpensive - $2.00. Can be busy during fishing season.

Safety notes:
Launch goes into the mainstem Columbai River relatively near the shipping channel. Take extra precaution. 

Site owner
Port of Wahkiakum #2


265 W Sunny Sands Rd.
Cathlamet, WA 98612
United States

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