City of Clatskanie

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The Clatskanie Sewer Plant has experienced a failure of its clarifier which is used to contain effluent during the treatment process.  As a result of the failure, the plant is unable to properly treat the water causing the E.coli levels being discharged into the Clatskanie River to be above permitted levels.  Until the issue is resolved, the city in cooperation with the County, has closed the boat ramps at the Beaver Boat ramp site and at the Clatskanie City Park.  The city encourages people to stay out of the river and not conduct any water activities until the repairs have been completed which is anticipated to be early next week (January 24 -26) .  The city recommends no water activities on the Clatskanie River near the plant.  DEQ is aware of the situation and has been advising the City.  We will let the public know when the E.coli levels have returned to normal once the repair to the plant has been completed.


Spring Bulky Waste 

Clatskanie Bulky Waste is scheduled for Saturday, April 9, 2022. 
More information to follow. 

November 12, 2021

The sandbag station is open to the public, which is located at the 
City Public Works Shop on Hwy 47. 
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 Nehalem
Clatskanie OR 97016

Upcoming Events

City Council Meeting,      February 2, 2022; 7 pm in the Council Chambers
Planning Commission Meeting, February 23, 2022,  
7 pm in the Council Chambers

Bulletin Board

Nov. 30, 2021

Scout Lake is now OPEN
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