Map the Cities of Wasco County
Skamania County is a county located in the U.S. state of Washington. Its name derives from the Chinookan word for "swift water," a reference to the Columbia River. As of 2000, the population is 9,872. The county seat is at Stevenson.
There are many hiking trails throughout Skamania County in Gifford Pinchot National Forest, the Columbia River Gorge and the Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument. The Pacific Crest Trail passes through Skamania County.
There are many fishing opportunities throughout Skamania County. Some of the most popular species include rainbow trout, steelhead and bass.
The Columbia Gorge Interpretive Center Museum, in Stevenson, offers information about the geologic and human past in the Columbia River Gorge.
The Lewis and Clark Expedition passed through Skamania County, and some of their campsites can be visited.
Those interested in historic markers can visit Fort Cascades and Fort Raines, both built in the 1850s to protect the portage road around the Cascades Rapids
Kite boarding and windsurfing are seasonal sports popular in the Columbia River Gorge.
You can drive here, hike a mountain, run a river, pick wild huckleberries, catch a salmon, and finish off your day with a waterfront festival and live music. Most famous for being home to the nations only live volcano Mt. St Helens.