Come play at the Port of Kalama!
Nestled on the banks of the Columbia River in southwest Washington, the Port of Kalama boasts miles of riverfront playground, beaches, public parks and marina, a vibrant community of antiques, shops and restaurants, and a rich small-town culture. As a key player in the Kalama community, the Port is responsible for enhancing public recreational opportunities.
TRANSPORTATION INTERPRETIVE CENTER
Port of Kalama’s Transportation Interpretive Center opened in November, 2014. Exhibits track Kalama’s first inhabitants, the Cowlitz Tribe, and the settlers that followed over the next 100 plus years including renowned Oregon Trail writer Ezra Meeker. Displays illustrate how Kalama’s particular landscape gave birth to a booming transportation system impacting the area both culturally and economically— ultimately transforming the area into its position today as an internationally-connected community. The Interpretive Center not only tells the story of how Kalama was settled, but treats visitors to artful display models and replicas.
The Port of Kalama offers stellar riverfront recreational facilities, including walking and biking paths, playgrounds, covered picnic shelters and the tallest totem pole in the Pacific Northwest! The Port operates a 222-slip marina, and its public beaches are a southwest Washington destination for swimming, windsurfing, fishing and just relaxing.
PORT OF KALAMA PARKS
Marine Park and Louis Rasmussen Day Use Park
Marine Park is a five-acre day-use park along the Columbia River bordered by scenic walking and bicycle pathways. Marine Park is the home of the tallest one-piece totem pole in the Pacific Northwest. Public beaches accessed by this two-mile greenbelt are a favorite for recreation, windsurfing, and fishing.
Louis Rasmussen Day Use Park features covered picnic shelters, sand volleyball courts, horseshoes, tennis, basketball courts—all within walking distance of the City of Kalama.
The parks are family-friendly, making them popular for large groups and events like picnics. The Port encourages groups to take advantage of the many amenities found at its parks – large groups should call ahead to add their events to the park calendar.
Haydu Park provides access to several thousand feet of Kalama River frontage.
The 24 acre day-use park includes 24 acres of baseball and soccer fields, a horse riding arena, restrooms, tennis courts, basketball courts, on-site parking and an expo area—allowing baseball and soccer teams to play simultaneously. Reservations are required to schedule use of the fields and facilities. Please call the Port office at 360 673-2325 to reserve.
To induce capital investment in an environmentally responsible manner to create jobs and to enhance public recreational opportunities