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Skamokawa Vista Park

Campground Description:  Skamokawa Vista Park is owned and operated by the Port of Whakiakum No. 2.  Skamokawa Vista Park is far more than a campground.  The park offers several recreation opportunities including RV camping, tent camping, horseshoes, basket ball, baseball/softball, tennis courts, Co9lumbia River beachcombing and swimming, a day use area, a boat launch and several playgrounds.  Just at the entrance to the park is a public library.  The park is all planted in grass with several attractive stands of trees.  In addition to traditional RV camping and tent camping sites Skamokawa Vista Park offers 5 heated yurts in 3 sizes.  Finally, Skamokawa Vista Park offers hot showers, flush toilets, fire rings, picnic tables and several day use shelters.  Reservations are possible and recommended during Salmon and Steelhead seasons.  Open year round.

Number of Sites:  29 RV camping sites, 5 yurts and an estimated 20 tent camping sites

Electricity:  Yes

Water:  Yes

Sewer:  Yes

Waste Water Dump Station:  Yes

Directions:  From Astoria, Oregon - Follow High 101 north across the Astoria Bridge.  After crossing the Astoria Bridge watch for Highway 104, approximately 0.5 miles north of the foot of the bridge.  Turn right onto Highway 401 and follow for 11.6 miles to Highway 4.  Turn right (east) onto Highway 4 and follow for 29.0 miles to Vista Park Road.  Turn right (south) and follow for 0.1 miles to the park.  From Kelso, Washington - Follow Highway 4 westbound for 33.3 miles to Vista Park Road.  Turn left (south) onto Vista Park Road and follow for 0.1 miles to the park.

Fishing:  Skamokawa Vista Park is on the shores of the Columbia river.  A boat ramp is available at the park.  In season, fish for Salmon and Steelhead.

Astronomy Opportunities:  Very good.  There is little light pollution and many areas with sweeping vistas of the skies.  The exact location for computerized telescopes is 46.27128 N, 123.46061 W

Nearby Golfing: 

Skyline Golf Course
20 Randal Dr
Cathlamet, WA 98612
Telephone: 360-795-8785

Contact Information: 

Skamokawa Vista Park
Vista Park Road
Skamokawa, WA 98647
Telephone: 360-795-8605
Skamokawa Vista Park

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The sign welcoming the outdoor enthusiasts to Skamokawa Vista Park

A map of the extensive recreation facilities at Skamokawa Vista Park

A map of the camping facilities at Skamokawa Vista Park

A view of the partial camping facilities at Skamokawa Vista Park

Skamokawa Vista Park offers several yurts for rent

A few of the RV camping sites at Skamokawa Vista Park

One of the tent camping sites at Skamokawa Vista Park

Individual shelters are available for day use at Skamokawa Vista Park

Skamokawa Vista Park is grassy, treed and beautiful


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