Skamokawa Vista Park

Skamokawa Vista Park opened in 1981 on a 75-acre site with sweeping river views. Each year it draws locals and tourists alike for tent and yurt camping, picnicking, easy beach access, and recreational activities.

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From May 1st through September 15th there is a required minimum Friday and Saturday night stay for all reservations.
A $10 fee is charged for all cancellations regardless of how early the cancellation is made.
Cancellations occurring less than seven days prior to the arrival date will be charged for a one night stay.

Reservations may be made up to a year in advance. 

Check in: 1:30 p.m.
Check out: 12 noon
6 persons and one vehicle allowed per site
Extra vehicles $5/night

Full Hookup Sites

Partial Hook-up Sites

Tent Sites


Winter Rates Oct 1 – April 30th 

Full hook-up $30/night
Partial hook-up – power only $25/night
Basic site RV -no utilities $20/night
Tent Sites $15/night

County Line Park Rates:
Partial Hookup $25/night
Tent Sites $15/night


Yurt and Tipi Rental



16-foot yurt – $45/night
20-foot yurt – $55/night
20-foot tipi – $45/night

Boat Launch

Vista Park, Skamokawa $5
Svensen Park (with dock) $5
Parking $5
Kayaks and canoes at both launches $2


Skamokawa has both a long history and prehistory; it was the site of an Indian village over two thousand years ago. The name Skamokawa means “smoke on the water,” so called after the fog which drifts down the three valleys opening onto the town and the Columbia River. Skamokawa was also the name of the last chief of the Wahkiakum Indians who’s home was located on the West end of the beach now known as The Cove.


Vista Park offers basketball, baseball, horseshoes, tennis, two playgrounds and of course bird watching, ship watching, fishing, and sunbathing. For those wanting to venture away from the campground there is plenty to do in the surrounding area including kayaking, disc golf, several museums, hiking, and fishing. 

We love vista park, being so close to home but feels so far away. The staff is so nice. Bathrooms always clean!

– Amy Kamp Allen

Our first time camping here and we loved it... my grandson had so much fun in the sand. We definitely will come back to this camping ground great place to be!

– Becky Decknadel Fritz

Vista park is my happy place...Love it so much I moved 8 minutes away and it is still my escape/happy place.

– Candida Friend

A beautiful spot with a long sandy shoreline on the Columbia River. We saw many bald eagles, a pair of nesting ospreys as well a variety of other birds. It's fun watching the ships passing by so nearby...

– Joe and Norma Clark

Special Events

Summer 2019

Kite Festival

The kite festival is a highlight of the summer with hundreds of kites flying over our park!

Summer 2019

Hobie Cat Races

Each August the Hobie sailors use Vista Park as the launch point for their annual races.

Wahkiakum Port Dist. #2

The port district runs several parks in the county including Vista Park, County Line Park, and Svensen Park. Public meetings to discuss port business are held on the third Tuesday of the month at 5:00 p.m. in the Vista Park office.

County Line Park

Located at the east end of Wahkiakum County off highway 4 County Line Park has # RV campsites, restrooms, shower, picnic tables, fishing, walking path and river access.

Svensen Park

Located on Puget Island it provides a boat launch, restrooms, parking area, and river access for fishing and recreation.

Jeff Smith

Jeff Smith


Jeff has been the port manager since April 2019. 


Brian O'Conner

Brian O'Conner

Commissioner #1

Brian has been a port commissioner for 6 years and represents the Skamokawa Area

Lee Tischer

Lee Tischer

Commissioner #2

Lee is a fan of the Washington Huskies and represents the Puget Island area.

Austin Burkhalter

Austin Burkhalter

Commissioner #3

Austin represents the west side of the district and was sworn in September 2019.

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