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Public Advisory

Public access to the Port of Ridgefield offices has been temporarily suspended as a necessary precaution to protect public health and safety of our citizens, port staff and Commissioners.  Rest assured your Port is still open.
The Port staff is working and available by calling 360-887-3873 or emailing us at

2022 Annual Use Permits are NOW available!
Until further notice, please purchase annual use permits at Ridgefield Hardware, 104 N. Main
or  Download this form, fill it out and return to the port with your appropriate payment.

Located at the Ridgefield Waterfront where the banks of Lake River meet the Columbia River at the North tip of Bachelor Island, our boat launch is an incredible local resource. This idyllic location offers you the chance to row casually along the Lake River or speed into the Columbia and experience incredible river vistas.

Our boat launch includes two ramps with a center launch float, a single day-use dock, paved parking lot, restroom facilities, ADA-accessible facilities and a grassy picnic area where you can rest and enjoy the views before or after your journey.

Oars on boat launch
Man boating in still water

Fees & Permits 

In order to make use of our facilities, you must pay a use fee to obtain a local permit. Daily permits are available for purchase at the Mill Street Launch. You can also use the ticket machine at the public restroom.

Our dock and river access is a delight to boaters year-round! Come see what all the talk is about!