Skamania Chamber of Commerce
Skamania County was formed in 1854 and the county government functioned in the former quartermaster residence of Fort Cascades. The government offices were subsequently moved to the port hospital within the compound itself. This building then served as the courthouse until 1893. Three wooden benches, one drop-leaf table and a few chairs completed the list of furniture. The reason for the move from the Lower Cascades to Stevenson in 1893 is not clear.
Today, you can stroll along Stevenson’s riverfront parks where giant fish wheels once plied the Columbia River’s waters for salmon. Make sure you visit the world-class Columbia Gorge Interpretive Center Museum where you will be able to visualize and participate in the bountiful life and history of the Columbia River Gorge and Skamania County.