City of Clatskanie

Center of the Universe.

Activities & Recreation

There are plenty of activities to keep you busy in Clatskanie, whether you're visiting for the day, the week, or a lifetime. For the outdoor enthusiast, the area offers kayaking, windsurfing, boating, fishing, hunting, and hiking. Clatskanie is a sportsman's paradise with deer, elk, and game birds flourishing in the area. Salmon, steelhead, and sturgeon fishing is close in the nearby Columbia River. Trout fishing is also a popular activity at Scout Lake and pan fish can be found in the dike land tidal waters.


The ocean beaches and mountain ski slopes are only a little over an hour's drive away.


Other enjoyable activities include scenic drives, walking and hiking, bike riding, community band and choir, skate park, baseball, softball, soccer, boy and girl scouts. And of course, visiting points of interest such as the Flippin Castle, Clatskanie Museum, and the Lewis and Clark points of interest.


Clatskanie City Park

300 NE Park St.

Clatskanie, OR 97016

Clatskanie Park & Recreation District

300 NE Park St

Clatskanie, OR  97016

503-728-2757 (this is also the pool number, messages are checked regularly all year)




The best way to schedule an event or get in touch with us is through the website.

Scout Lake Recreation Area

For information contact Clatskanie City Hall


Scout Lake keys are a first come first serve. 

Scout Lake Access Permit

Scout Lake Access Permit - Fire Season

Scout Lake Rules & Regulations