Port of Camas-Washougal Closing Launch Ramp

By Karen Robes Meeks

To help enact social distancing on port docks and ramp and curb COVID-19 spread, the Port of Camas-Washougal will close its launch ramp and all but the most eastern lane of the ramp’s lanes starting Wednesday.

The ramp, which will be closed until further notice, complies with the state’s shelter-in-place order, said Port Chief Executive Officer David Ripp in a release Thursday.

“It is our intent to continue to allow recreational launch ramp activity as long as it complies with social distancing requirements recommended by federal, state and local health officials to prevent the spread of COVID-19,” Ripp said. “Our first priority is to ensure protection of the public, employees, business operators and users during this unprecedented public emergency.

“We recognize this is a disappointment for many of our launch ramp customers and boaters and apologize for any inconvenience. We will continue to keep you updated as conditions change.”

By Sarah Spangler