Filed Under (Boat Docks and Boat Ramps) by Debbie on 10-07-2007

The Camas-Washougal boat launch ramp is an extremely nice facility.  There are four boat ramps to choose from and several courtesy docks.  While I was enjoying a meal at the Puffin Café (see post) I had the opportunity to watch this very busy launch ramp.

Camas-Washougal Boat Launch Ramp

I was very impressed by the sheer number of boaters utilizing this facility.  Although, as we all know, a boat launch ramp can be a place of great entertainment.  Every one of us boaters has had to experience that wretched learning curve with their first boat.  Then of course there’s those times where we think we’ve learned, get a bit arrogant or condescending, smirk just a bit too much and Neptune reaches out to swat the backs of our heads.  This generally comes in the shape of a gust of wind, a boat wake rolling across the water or just the tide or current being a stinker.

We’ve all been there…frantically trying not to hit the other boat, dock, ground, cable, buoy or what ever the darned thing is.  That day was no exception.  One poor guy hit the dock six or seven times before he even got to the ramp where his trailer was waiting.  Ultimately, several people got into the water to help him get his boat onto the trailer.  It was a great show to go along with my meal!

Yes, Neptune reached out to swat me in the head as I left the next day…stinker current.

It’s a great boat launch ramp and very reasonably priced.

  • $6.00 Daily Fee (Midnight to Midnight)
  • $40.00 Annual Permit (Non-Marina Tenant)
  • $20.00 Annual Permit (Seniors 62+)
  • $5.00 Per Add’l/Replacement Permit (All)

 Kayaks, Canoes, etc: $6/per day/per car

-Annual permits can be purchased at the Port Office or by mail
-Launch ramp users are required to follow all marina and launch ramp regulations.

2 Comments posted on "Camas-Washougal Boat Launch Ramp"
jeff njoes on April 28th, 2010 at 9:05 am #

what’s the adress?

Debbie on April 29th, 2010 at 8:25 am #

Hi Jeff,

Here’s some info on that:

Driving Directions:
Take Hwy 14 to Washougal. Turn south on 2nd Street, then right. Follow road around behind Westlie Ford-Mercury Dealership.

Nearest City: Washougal
Launch Site Address:
24 South ‘A’ Street

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