From May 1st through September 15th there is a required minimum Friday and Saturday night stay for all weekend 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.
All campers are asked to check in upon arrival, and pay for their site in full within 24 hours of arrival.
Reservations may be made up to a year in advance.
Check in: 2:00 p.m. Yurts*: 3:00 p.m.
Check out: 12 noon Yurts* 11 a.m.
*yurt check in and check out times adjusted to allow staff extra cleaning time
6 persons and one vehicle allowed per site
Extra vehicles $5/night Extra Tent $10/night
Please note: collecting or cutting of wood, including driftwood, from any Port District property is not allowed, unless authorized by the Port Manager
Full Hookup Sites
Partial Hook-up Sites
16-foot yurt – $45/night
20-foot yurt – $55/night
Pet Fee: $10 per pet
At this time, Yurts must be reserved by calling our office at 360-795-8605
Vista Park, Skamokawa $5
Svensen Park, Puget Island $5
Kayaks and canoes at both launches $2
Yearly Pass $50
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.
Did You Know?
Skamokawa was listed on the National Register as a National Historic District in 1976, as one of the few surviving examples of a small water-based community once common along the lower Columbia River.
Pronounced Ska-Mah-Kah-Way, Skamokawa is a Chinook term for smoke, or fog, on the water
Our humble gift shop, located within the Vista Park office, has a selection of beverages, snacks and Vista Park branded clothing. We also sell ice, firewood, and have a Blue Rhino Propane exchange.
We now offer a fast, easy way for you to make a reservation online. Just click on our “Reserve Online” link at the top of our page to make a reservation, or check availability. If a site does not appear, it indicates that it is not available for the dates that you selected. Currently Yurts are blocked out for online reservations, and must be booked by calling the office at 360-795-8605.
Numerous ships travel up and down the Columbia River in front of Vista Park and Skamokawa, Washington. Vista park is in the background of this drone footage at the beginning of the video and Skamokawa, Viewpoint Landing and Price Island are in the background near the end.