The Port of Skamania County has several parks that are great places for gatherings and special events! If you would like to reserve one of our parks for your next event, we have a very simple permit process! 

First, view the parks we have to choose from!

Second, email us to check on the availability of the park for your date(s). You can also view “Our Calendar” by selecting this option from the drop-down menu under “About the Port”.

Third, fill out the permit application! We are now accepting online applications- all you have to do is read the terms and conditions and fill out the information below. You can also submit a hard copy to the Port office via email, fax, the mail, or deliver it in person  Permit form. Please note, if your event is large enough that additional restrooms will be needed, information can be found on the downloadable hard copy of the permit application

Lastly, pay the permit fee of $50 per day.

And voila, you have the foundation for a great event! 

Electronic Park Use Permit Application:

  • If you are seeking a permit for an event being organized by an agency or organization, please list it here. If this is not the case, you may leave it blank or put "N/A"
  • What type of event are you holding?
  • Please list all of the dates you'll need the premises for, to include any time required for set up or packing up.

Terms & Conditions:

The Port of Skamania County, hereinafter referred to as the Port, following review of this application agrees to permit the Permittee to use the applied-for “Premises,” the Port’s Columbia River Shoreline Recreational Area for the sole purpose listed in this application and is subject to applicable statutes, zoning, ordinances, rules, and regulations.

The permittee is responsible for ensuring compliance with all applicable statutes, zoning, ordinances, rules, and regulations regarding the use allowed under this Permit. This Use Permit is valid only on the dates and times listed on the application.  This Permit is for the Permittee only and may not be assigned.

Port-owned parking for recreational users is available adjacent to the shoreline in the vicinity of the Premises, and City of Stevenson public parking is available on Cascade Avenue.

The permittee may post on the Premises, in advance of Permittee’s use, a notification of the intended use including the date and time of the use. The permittee may use on the Premises during the time of use, any signs, products, materials and equipment required to conduct the permitted use consistent with applicable ordinances and zoning regulations, provided such items do not violate any other clauses of this permit. Such signs, products, materials, and equipment shall be removed from the Premises immediately following the conclusion of the use of the Premises.

For the use of the Premises, the Permittee shall pay the Port a fee of $50.00 per day, without demand, at the time of signing this Permit. Late fees of 5% will be applied each day such fee is not paid and this Permit will terminate if not paid within ten (10) days prior to the permitted use date.

The permittee shall return the Premises to the same condition as existed prior to the use under this permit and the Permittee shall be responsible for any damages occurring to the Premises during its use or possession. Permittee shall be responsible for the cleanup of all resulting trash and debris during the permitted use and immediately following the conclusion of the permitted use. Permittee shall ensure all material, trash, and debris are not allowed to blow or otherwise migrate from the Premises to adjacent sites or land.

The Permittee is prohibited from dispensing alcohol on the Premises. Alcohol may be permitted if dispensed by a licensed service provider on behalf of the Permittee or if a Banquet Permit is obtained by Permittee.

Electrical service may be available and provided when requested in advance.

Permittee agrees to ensure any noise created as a result of this permitted use does not interfere or create conflict with others. Any use involving lights and/or noise shall cease and abate by 10 pm.

Indemnification/Hold Harmless

Permittee shall defend, indemnify and hold harmless the Port of Skamania County, its officers, officials, employees, and volunteers from and against any and all claims, suits, actions, or liabilities, including all expenses and reasonable attorney’s fees incurred by the Port of Skamania County before trial, at trial, and on appeal, for injury or death of any person, or for loss or damage to property, which arises out of the use of the Premises or from any activity, work or thing done, permitted, or suffered by Permittee in or about the Premises, except only such injury or damage as shall have been occasioned by the sole negligence of the Port of Skamania County.


No Limitation. Permittee’s maintenance of insurance as required by the agreement shall not be construed to limit the liability of the Permittee to the coverage provided by such insurance, or otherwise limit the Port’s recourse to any remedy available at law or in equity.

The Permittee shall procure and maintain, for the duration of this Use Permit, insurance against claims for injuries to persons or damage to property that may arise from, or be in connection with, the use of the Premises. If such certificate is not provided within ten (10) days of the use date this Permit shall terminate. The Permittee shall provide a certificate of insurance evidencing the required insurance:

General Liability insurance covering premises, products-completed operations, and contractual liability. The Port shall be named as an insured on the Permittee’s General Liability insurance policy. The General Liability insurance shall be written with limits no less than $1,000,000 each occurrence, $1,000,000 general aggregate.

The insurance policy shall contain, or be endorsed to contain, that the Permittee’s insurance coverage shall be primary insurance with respect to the Port. Any insurance, self-insurance, or insurance pool coverage maintained by the Port shall be excess of the Permittee’s insurance and shall not contribute with it. Insurance is to be placed with insurers with a current A.M. Best rating of not less than A:VII.

Additional insurance requirements should be added to the coverage for the following, if applicable:

AlcoholAvailable for consumption on-premises, whether sold or not.

Permittee shall procure and maintain for the duration of the agreement Liquor Liability Coverage insurance or an Amendment of Liquor Liability Endorsement to a commercial general liability policy at least as broad as CG 21 50 09 89 with policy limits of not less than $1,000,000 per person and $2,000,000 per occurrence. The Port is to be named as an additional insured on all insurance with a CG 20 36 10 01 coverage endorsement or equivalent. Host liquor liability coverage may be substituted when alcohol is consumed and not sold on-premises with the prior written approval of the Port with all applicable endorsements named above. Copies of all endorsements shall be provided to the Port and Permittee shall obtain all permits required to furnish alcohol prior to the commencement date.

Athletic Participant Events

General Liability insurance shall include coverage for participant liability with limits of not less than $1,000,000 per occurrence.

***After completing this application, you will need to submit a certificate of insurance, the fee, and a Licensed Provider Agreement or Banquet Permit (if applicable) to the Port office at least 7 days prior to the start of your event.***