About The Port

Faces and Places – Washington Ports

The Port of Klickitat and its neighboring port districts in the Mid-Columbia region came into existence in the wake of the Bonneville Dam construction (1933-37). Established in 1945, the Port is organized as three districts, with commissioners representing each district.

Did you know that, on average, small businesses account for nearly sixty percent (60%) of all new jobs created in the United States? While the "big guys" may get more attention, we recognize the value of their more diminutive siblings. That's why we work hard to support small businesses, growing companies, and just-out-of-the-garage start-ups.

Learn more about the Port of Klickitat including information on its consultants, directions to the Port, its district boundaries, history, past leadership, current staff, and the technology it uses. If you need additional or more specific information, please contact us directly.

Port Business Hours: 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday
Phone: 509-493-1655
Fax: 509-493-4257


The Port of Klickitat is a member and supporter of the following organizations and associations:

More Information

In 1989, the League of Women Voters of Washington produced the Washington State Public Port Districts [PDF icon – 2.35MB] booklet to help voters understand port districts. Though it is dated and does not include a number of changes made by the legislature, it still provides a good overview of what Washington ports are and do.

USGS Navigation educational poster (small) The US Geological Survey (USGS) provides a cartoon-style educational poster showing a working river including ports, dams, locks, barges, and other river-related facilities and equipment.

You can download a printable version [PDF icon – 8.82MB] of this poster from the USGS. A modified version suitable for elementary school students [PDF icon – 8.66MB] is also available as well as a black & white [PDF icon – 5.78MB] version suitable for coloring. Similar educational posters on various topics such as wastewater, watersheds, and hazardous waste are also available from the USGS.