Port of Kalama
Cruising and Travel

The Port of Kalama is a small town where recreation is a major focus for residents and visitors alike. Fishers come from across the country to catch Chinook, sturgeon, and steelhead. Summer brings a host of water sports that include sailing, wind surfing, canoeing, and rafting. The Port of Kalama is a great place to sit on a deck and watch the sun set. Recently, the Port of Kalama got its turn in the Hollywood spotlight when the high school parking lot was used to film the "Twilight" movies.

The Port of Kalama has a cool-summer Mediterranean climate with warm dry summers and comfortable winters. Temperatures in the Port of Kalama range from an average high of 20°C (68°F) in July and August to an average low of 4°C (40°F) in December and January. Precipitation varies greatly from summer to winter, peaking in November and December at almost 23 centimeters (nine inches), falling to 2.5 centimeters (one inch) in July. Humidity levels in the Port of Kalama are fairly constant at about 88%. Snow comes to the Port of Kalama from late October through mid-April, peaking in January at about eight centimeters (3.2 inches).

Camp Kalama is a year-round RV park and campground in the Port of Kalama. Located by the Interstate, the campground sits on the banks of the Kalama River where campsites are sheltered by tall oak trees. Camp Kalama offers tent spaces, a boat launch, a beach area (no lifeguards), full hook-ups for RVs, and 31 sites that can accommodate big-rigs. Facilities include showers, a laundry, a store that sells fishing licenses, playgrounds, and the Fireside Café.

The Marine Park and Louis Rasmussen Day Use Park in the Port of Kalama is a five-acre facility that boasts the tallest one-piece totem pole in the region. A walking/biking path borders the park and lines the Columbia River. Within walking distance of downtown Port of Kalama, the Day Use Park offers playgrounds, covered picnic shelters, horseshoes, and courts for sand volleyball, tennis, and basketball. Although it is a public park and can't take reservations, the Marine Park and Louis Rasmussen Day Use Park in the Port of Kalama often hosts field days, soccer games, and large picnic events.

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