City of Clatskanie

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The Clatskanie Planning Commission will meet for a regular meeting on Wednesday, October 27th, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers at City Hall, upstairs in the Clatskanie Cultural Center. Agenda items include, but are not limited to the following: Approval of the minutes of the July 28th 2021 regular meeting; a Public Hearing will be held to review a request for a setback variance for 1497 NW Geraldine Drive, (Tax Lot 7409-CA-00148). An updated agenda will be available at City Hall by Oct. 22nd, 2021.

Planning Packet Click Here


As of June 22, 2021
Scout Lake is closed until further notice. 
Vaccine Mandate Resolution 

City of Clatskanie Business Support Resolution

On May 5, 2021 the City of Clatskanie City council unanimously passed the following resolution (2021-01) to object to the Governor's current COVID-Related state emergency declaration and relating OHSA mandates and guidance to support its affected citizenry and businesses in seeking reparations.

February 8, 2021 

Columbia County COVID-19 vaccine registration information

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information for Clatskanie Residents

Friday, March 13, 2020

The risk of Coronavirus (COVID-19) remains low in Oregon, but we want to remind residents that our flu and cold season is currently ongoing.

This is a situation that is changing quickly and information will be updated as it becomes available. For the most current information and recommendation please visit the Oregon Health Authority Website. (click here)

For residents looking for additional information on how to keep yourself and your family healthy during cold and flu season, please visit thColumbia County Public Health (click here)

 Steps you can take to prevent the spread of flu and the common cold can also help prevent the spread of coronavirus (COVID19)

*Frequently wash you hands with soap and warm water for 20 seconds
*Cover your cough or sneeze with a flexed elbow or tissue
*Avoid touching eyes, nose, and mouth
*Stay home if you are feeling sick and avoid contact with sick people

Clatskanie City Hall & Public Works Department will remain open at this time. We would like to remind our water/sewer customers that you can call into

 City Hall at 503-728-2622 and make your payment over the phone

or use our night drop box on the East side of our parking lot.

Any questions please feel free to call our office during business hours 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

If you have a water emergency please call: 
Harpiar Gandhi 503-338-8941 or Calven Shulda 503-308-2019



Clatskanie has been described as a “Norman Rockwell” picturesque small city nestled in green hills and valleys on the coastal range in northwest Oregon.  Our population within the city limits is approximately 1,800, but we consider the community outside those limits to be a valuable asset as well.


Clatskanie is a strong, independent community with small town values and support.  Some good examples of this strength are:

·       In the early 1960's, the community recognized a need for a swimming pool.  There had been four youths taken in tragic drownings that summer in the rivers.  This community pulled together, raised funds, and through volunteer efforts built a safe and well maintained community pool.

·         Several years ago, the community decided it needed a new library.  Again with local donations and volunteer labor a wonderful library is available.


Clatskanie sponsors a wonderful 4th of July Heritages Days celebration that dates back over 100 years.  

Clatskanie also has over 70 miles of wonderful calm water in the Clatskanie River and adjacent sloughs for kayaking.  Our city park has a walking trail and is a jewel in the center of our city.


These are just a few examples of the strength, purpose and desirability of our community.  Please visit us if you are in the vicinity.  We would love to meet you.


Get Directions To:
75 S Nehaelm St
clatskanie OR 97016

Upcoming Events

Planning Commission Meeting, October 27, 2021,       7 pm in the Council Chambers
City Council Meeting,      November 3, 2021; 7 pm in the Council Chambers

Bulletin Board


Scout Lake is now CLOSED
to all drive in traffic. 

Please call City Hall to schedule an appointment to obtain a access permit. Please bring a copy of your car insurance and a valid ID with the 97016 zip code.

Scout Lake Permit - Fire Season