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Town of Cathlamet
375 2nd Street
Cathlamet, WA 98612
Office Hours open Mon., Wed. & Fri. 9 am - 12 pm and 1 pm - 4:30 pm.
Tuesday and Thursday 9 am to 12 pm

Phone: (360) 795 - 3203
Fax: (360) 795 - 8500


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Wahkiakum County and Cathlamet Shoreline Management Materials

Welcome to the Town of Cathlamet!

Town Mission Statement
"Cathlamet is committed to providing credible leadership and quality services to the community through transparency of its processes, good stewardship of public resources, respect for the Town's heritage, and valuing its diverse citizenry".

The Town of Cathlamet is located in Wahkiakum County bordering the Columbia River in southwest Washington State, twenty miles west of Longview, WA. (Click here for a map.) Established as a trading post by James Birnie in 1846, it was incorporated on February 4, 1907. Cathlamet's docks once bustled with the sounds and smells of the commercial fishing, canneries and logging industry that were the backbone of the local economy. Today, the docks are still used by small fishing companies, tugboat operations and recreational boaters. The Town's picturesque quality has drawn several motion picture production companies to film here. Cathlamet retains its small town atmosphere and charm while becoming a destination for tourists who wish to step back into time as they peruse the antique shops for hidden treasures. To the right is the historic Pioneer Church located in downtown Cathlamet.

Special Notices

Next Council Meeting
Monday, December 14, 2015
7:00 pm
DeBriae Meeting Room at 255 2nd Street

The Town is very sad to report that our wonderful Council Member and friend, David Goodroe, passed away at OHSU on Monday Nov. 2nd from complications following surgery. David was a very valuable member of the Council who always had the Town's best interests at heart and who devoted many hours of his personal life to helping make Cathlamet a better place to live. He will be sorely missed. We wish his wife Bernadette and the Goodroe family our most heartfelt condolences.

Photo by Diana Zimmerman
The historic Pioneer Church keeps watch over downtown Cathlamet,WA. Photo by Rick Nelson