The Port of Camas-Washougal was founded in 1935 by a vote of the people. Its mission is to strengthen and diversify the existing economic base of the port district here in Clark County, Washington. The port provides facilities and services for land, air, and water-based commerce in order to enhance employment and recreational opportunities, contributing to the quality of life in the community.
Port of Camas-Washougal is established by a vote of the people.
First property is acquired: Tidelands – purchase price: $300.
Marina is established; small boat moorage lease rate is $1 per month.
Ward Grove begins development of airstrip north of Camas; future “Grove Field”.
Marina grows to accommodate up to 150 vessels.
Declaration of intention to build Industrial Park.
Port purchases airstrip; Ward Grove remains airfield caretaker.
Flood protectionlevee completed by Army Corps of Engineers.
Van Vleet family sells land to Port – includes site of future historical park.
Advanced Drainage Systems begins 40+ year tenancy in Industrial Park.
Port purchases remaining airfield property and paves the taxiways.
Major snowstorm collapses Marina; dozens of vessels sink.
Airfield officially named “Grove Field” by Port Commission.
Dedication of Parker’s Landing Historical Park.
Columbia River flood impacts the Marina, levee and parks, cresting at 27+ feet.
First annual Riverside Concert series held in August.
Dedication of Capt. William Clark Park at Cottonwood Beach in honor of Capt. Clark and the site of Lewis & Clark’s Corps of Discovery 6-day encampment in 1806.
Port earns “Clean Marina Award” from University of Washington SeaGrant Program.
125-acre parcel formally titled “Steigerwald Commerce Center” by Port Commission.
Formation of Camas-Washougal Economic Development Association.
• A Year of Firsts: Steigerwald Commerce Center groundbreaking.
• Named “Port of the Year” by Washington Public Ports Association.
• Acquisition of 13.25 acres of waterfront property.
Our 80th year! Look for construction of the waterfront park and trail, hangars at Grove Field Airport, and Bldg. 17 in Steigerwald Commerce Center.