Local Recreation

The Port of Camas-Washougal, Camas, and Washougal offer great local places for activities.




The communities of Camas and Washougal are filled with natural beauty, easy access to outdoor recreation and plenty of great dining and shopping, all for you to explore and enjoy. Whether you are boating on the Columbia River, jogging around Lacamas Lake, taking a flight in your small plane or fishing up the Washougal River you won’t need to travel far from home. The trails and parks in and around Camas and Washougal are an important recreational asset to our communities and boost thousands of acres to stroll, hike or experience the amazement of a wide range of wildlife in their natural habitat. Shoppers and diners will enjoy the friendly and charming downtown cores of Camas and Washougal. From the eclectic assortment of shops and galleries in Camas to the popular Pendleton Outlet Store in Washougal, there is something for everyone.

Minutes from downtown Portland, here you are less than two hours to even more great recreation including Mt. Hood, the Oregon Coast, wind surfing in Hood River, Multnomah Falls, Willamette Valley wines, Gifford Pinchot National Forest, and Mt. St. Helens, to name a few. In just three hours you are in Seattle, WA, or Bend, OR.


Camas Recreation

Camas features a lovely downtown mall with beautiful tree-lined streets and wonderful places to shop, eat and conduct business. It is easy to simply park once and stroll along historic Fourth Avenue. There are many fun events hosted downtown all year long making it a community meeting place.

The trails in and around Camas are an important recreational asset to our community. Whether you are hiking, jogging, off-road bicycling or out on a nature walk, you’ll enjoy their beauty and accessibility. Check out the lovely nature corridor at Heritage Park along Lacamas Lake or the paved and unpaved trails in Lacamas Park and Lacamas Creek Park. Lacamas Lake itself provides a wide array of recreational activities including fishing and boating.


Washougal Recreation

Downtown Washougal’s Reflection Plaza plays host to many community events all year around. Set along Main Street in Washougal, it is close to dining and shopping at the Washougal Town Square, Pendleton Woolen Mills Outlet Store and the Two Rivers Heritage Museum. 

Thanks to creation of a pedestrian tunnel, visitors can move safely from downtown to the Columbia River for fishing at Steamboat Landing or walks down the dike trail to Capt. William Clark Park. Steigerwald Lake National Wildlife Refuge features 1,049 acres of former Columbia River floodplain with more than 200 species of birds having been recorded. The Washougal River provides year-round recreation including kayaking, fishing and swimming.


The Port of Camas-Washougal Recreation

Enjoy the land, water or skies thanks to the Port of Camas-Washougal.

At Marina Park visitors can stroll the walking paths, picnic on a table or under a tree or on the deck overlooking the busy marina. Boaters of all types moor and launch their watercraft year round to enjoy all the Columbia River has to offer.

Captain William Clark Park at Cottonwood Beach has 85 acres of walk paths, picnic tables and covered cooking areas. The park, once known simply as “Cottonwood Beach,” commemorates the historical site where Lewis and Clark’s Corps of Discovery camped for six days along their journey in 1806.

Grove Field airport is located about three miles north of the city of Camas and offers pilots a great stopping off spot as they explore the beautiful scenery of the Pacific Northwest and the Columbia River Gorge.