The small town of Stevenson (pop. 1,360) has been the governmental seat for Skamania County since 1893, but it is only now starting to come into its own. An enjoyable museum, one of the fanciest lodges in Washington, and hordes of summertime windsurfers and kiteboarders give life to the awesome natural surroundings.
Rock Creek Park (Rock Creek Dr. and Rock Creek Park Rd.) on the west side of town provides an excellent place for beginner sailboarders and kitesurfers to practice their art.
© Ericka Chickowski from Moon Washington, 8th edition