Elochoman Marina in Cathlamet WA- Cruiser’s Review May 2019

We spent just one night in Cathlamet at the Elochoman Marina but it was still a memorable stop and a visit we’ll long remember. We arrived at about 5pm, after a 4-hour trip downriver from Kalama Washington.

A few notes about arriving at Elochoman Marina in Cathlamet:

  • We had to go all the way around Puget Island and approach Cathlamet from the downriver side. There’s a fixed span bridge between Washington and Puget Island which we couldn’t fit under with our mast. I’m sorry, I do not know the height of the bridge.
  • There’s a buoy just downriver of the mouth of the Elochoman Slough which you must enter in order to enter the marina- do NOT cut the corner and go between this buoy and shore. The river shoals out and, even being careful, we got very shallow and had to adjust course further into the channel.
River route to Elochoman Marina in Cathlamet

The island in the middle is Puget Island. The blue arrows indicate direction of river flow. The red line is our route into the marina.

Elochoman Marina entrance and Guest Dock

The red line here is our approximate route into the marina. The red dot indicates where we docked, on the guest dock.

We arrived after hours and paid our overnight fee via the after-hours registration.

Elochoman Marina in Cathlamet after-hours pay station

Elochoman Marina in Cathlamet after-hours pay station

Elochoman Marina in Cathlamet after-hours pay envelope

30 amp power was available on the guest dock and our total for the night was $19 for the dock and $6 for the power. We also were greeted, happily, by the camp host who gave us the bathroom code so that we could get into the showers and the wifi password.

The marina wifi was quite good and the showers were exceptional. There were at least 4 shower rooms, fully locking, and seemingly unlimited shower time for just 50-cents.

Elochoman Marina Cruiser's Review - marina showers

Elochoman Marina Cruiser's Review - marina showers

Elochoman Marina Cruiser's Review - marina showers

Elochoman Marina Cruiser's Review - marina showers

Just up the hill from the marina was a fantastic small-town brewery where we met a friend for drinks and dinner. The local pizza parlor delivered pizza to the brewery and we feasted on truly delicious pizza.

SV Mosaic resting at the Elochoman Marina guest dock

Here, our sailboat Mosaic, rests happily tied up to the Elochoma Marina’s guest dock for the night.

Sunset over the river from the Elochoman Marina in Washington State

We were treated to this gorgeous sunset at the Elochoman Marina, slept very well, and left with the morning tide, headed to Astoria.

Thanks for reading! I hope this review helps anybody looking for information on transient moorage at the Elochoman Slough Marina in Cathlamet Washington. Check out my other marina and cruiser’s reviews here. Cheers!  ~Rachel

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