The Cathlamet Public Library, formally known as Cathlamet Blanche Bradley Public Library, began as a project of the Cathlamet Women’s Club in 1931. The library’s service area includes all of Wahkiakum County. Most users come from Puget Island, Skamokawa and the Elochoman Valley, as well as the Town of Cathlamet. The Library offers services for all ages.
500 S. 3rd Street
The public Swimming Pool is open seasonally from June through August and is primarily operated by High School students, serving as Lifeguards. The pool also offers swim classes and lessons, private party rentals, and provides services for the students of Wahkiakum School District.
425 2nd Street
The Town will be developing the last piece of town-owned waterfront property, at the site of the former sewer lagoons, into a scenic and accessible recreational space for all visitors to relax and experience the beauty of the Columbia River. This design will preserve and enhance the natural characteristics of the 17-acre site, while accommodating the community's interests.The final design of this project was created by utilizing our community’s skills and interests obtained through surveys and workshops.
Located at the top of Columbia Street in Cathlamet, this 10 acre park was purchased from Ed Erickson in 1947. With assistance from state and federal grants, and many volunteer hours, the town has redeveloped the park into a facility that is used by many people. It includes restrooms, a covered picnic area, a tennis court, basketball hoops, horseshoe pits, playground equipment and nature paths. A skateboard park built by volunteers is expected to be completed in the near future to provide another source of recreation for local youth. A community garden was developed in 2010 in partnership with Wahkiakum County Health and Human Services to provide an area for residents to grow their own vegetables.
67 Division Street
Strong Park is comprised of two acres on the Cathlamet waterfront adjacent to the Wahkiakum County Museum. The park contains an antique locomotive once used for railroad logging in the area, a colorful mural depicting historical events, picnic tables and benches, and a Master Gardeners "Butterfly Garden". There is a lighted waterfront trail with a wonderful view of the Columbia River leading from the park to the Elochoman Slough Marina. The trail crosses over Birnie Creek and the Cathlamet FFA fish-rearing project.