Skamania County is a wonderful place to live! We are within 45 minutes of a major metropolitan area and international airport (Portland, Oregon) but it feels like you are miles away enjoying a stress-free life. The magnificent beauty of the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area is unsurpassed and the scenery changes every day. From the purples and blues of the Cascade Mountains to the amazing sunsets over the Columbia River to the incredible shades of green everywhere (a result of some decent rainfall), you could create an artists’ palette. Not only is there natural beauty but we have some very friendly people as well. Small business owners will greet you with a smile and remember your name the next time you return. Service providers are always happy to assist. Government workers keep everything running smoothly, no matter the season. Community & Government Services will give you all the pertinent information regarding the communities in Skamania County.
Skamania County is also home to three school districts, all providing our children with professional, compassionate and high level public education. Visit the Schools page for more information and details on our school system.
Seniors also find Skamania County a perfect place for their retirement days. Our mild weather appeals to all ages and our local municipalities provide very helpful and supportive Senior Service programs. Check out Senior Services for more on those programs.
Skamania County is the perfect destination – for two days, two weeks or a lifetime!