Welcome to The Port
The Port of Whitman County is dedicated to improving the quality of life for all citizens of Whitman County through industrial real estate development, preservation of multi-modal transportation, facilitation of economic development and provision of on-water recreational opportunities. We invite you to explore our website and learn more about our port and the wonderful Palouse region we call home; a great place to live and a better place to work.
About the Port of Whitman
Whitman County Communities
Latest News
See the Port of Whitman County Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBE) Goal 2019-2021 here.
Boyer Park update! For 2019 and all other future camping reservations at Boyer Park, please visit the KOA website here, or call 800-562-8753.
The Port is now accepting applications for its 2018 Professional Services Roster
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About the Port
The Port of Whitman County was formed by vote in 1958. The port's first major mission was to diversify the primarily agricultural economy of the county. The port has been growing ever since.
Law empowers Washington's ports with broad economic development authority to bring business and jobs to their communities. Almost every Washington port pursues an aggressive program of industrial and economic development to promote employment and otherwise enhance the economy of the district and state.
Ports may:
  • Develop lands for industrial and commercial needs
  • Provide general economic development programs
  • Buy lease and sell property
  • Provide air and water pollution control works
  • Operate trade centers and export trading companies
  • Establish and operate foreign trade zones
  • Build telecommunications infrastructure and provide wholesale telecommunications services
The Port of Whitman County is dedicated to improving the quality of life for all citizens of Whitman County through industrial real estate development, preservation of multi-modal transportation, facilitation of economic development and provision of on-water recreational opportunities.
Port of Whitman Business Air Center
Located on Airport Road, approximately 1 mile from State Route 26 and 4 miles from State Highway 195 in Colfax, WA.
The Port of Whitman Business Air Center is a small general aviation airport and industrial park.

Size: 19.84 acres divided into 13 lots. 12.73 undeveloped acres are currently being farmed.

Water system, drain field and roads. Avista electrical and gas. QWEST telephone service. Truck and direct air access available on site. Rail siding access located within 1 mile.

All property excepting that within the airport boundary is currently marketed to be sold or leased. Land is available for lease only on the airport for building private hangars, T-hangars, or for fixed-based operator(FBO) opportunities. Land available for sale on the industrial park side for lease on the airport side. Contact the port for details;
Current Tenants & Occupants:
Private hangar owners, private pole buildings, long-haul trucking operation, mini-storage, flour and Ag product milling and packaging operation & aerial spraying companies.
Southeast Washington Economic Development Association
SEWEDA (Southeast Washington Economic Development Association) acts as the ADO (associate development organization) for Whitman, Asotin, Garfield and Columbia Counties and is the lead agency in each county for economic development. An ADO is designated by the board of county commissioners or the county council.

SEWEDA works in partnership with the Whitman County Commissioners and the Washington State Department of Commerce.
  • Business Planning
  • Entrepreneur Development
  • Export Assistance
  • Community Development Grant Opportunities
  • Workforce Development
  • Government Contract Procurement
  • Program and Project Development
SEWEDA Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy 2018

The Whitman County Managing Director of SEWEDA is Sarah McKnight and she may be reached at 509-288-1317 or at whitman@seweda.org
The Port and Recreation
A Port district may construct, improve, maintain, and operate public park and recreation facilities when such facilities are necessary to more fully utilize boat landings, harbors, wharves ad piers, land, and water passenger and transfer terminals, waterways, and other port facilities authorized by law pursuant to the port's comprehensive plan of harbor improvements and industrial development.
Boyer Park & Marina

Just a short ride from Pullman or Colfax through the scenic Palouse farm country (driving directions), you will find Boyer Park and Marina, a 56 acre full service marina and campground on the scenic Snake River. From the awe inspiring views from the top of Almota grade to green shady lawns and campsites in the park istelf, Boyer Park is truly an oasis on the Snake.
Boyer Park features long term or transient boat moorage, shaded campsites for RV's with full and partial hookups, camp cabins, a small on-site motel and tent sites, meeting a wide spectrum of camping and moorage needs.

Click to download a printable map of the campgrounds and marina.

The Park has an onsite convenience store, restaurant, laundry room, restrooms, shower facilities and a good-sized swimming beach. Boat gas is available from a floating fuel dock.
Eat lunch under the shady picnic shelter with a great view of the marina and majestic basalt cliffs of the Snake River Canyon. Too hot to stay in the campground? Boyer also features four comfortable motel rooms with air conditioning, private baths and televisions.
The park also boasts the 3.5 mile Snake River Trail, a pedestrian and bike trail that stretches from historic Almota Creek, through Boyer Park and on to the base of Lower Granite Lock and Dam. Sit on a bench or at a picnic shelter and watch the river, observe the native wildlife, birds, and enjoy the view of the Lower Granite Lock and Dam while enjoying the peace and quiet of a walk on the trail.
Come visit us this year at scenic Boyer Park and Marina, truly an oasis on the Snake. For reservations and other park information, please Click here or call 800-562-8753.
News & Events
Boyer Park
Start your summer with the Snake River Family Festival!

Saturday, June 8, 2019 | 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Boyer Park & Marina | 1753 Granite Park Road, Colfax, WA

  • FREE FOOD (while supplies last!)
  • LIVE MUSIC by Sammy Eubanks
  • FUN and EDUCATIONAL Kids activities

Bring the entire family (friends and neighbors too!) to experience Boyer Park & Marina. The Park & Marina offers bountiful recreational activities including boat access, walking trails, swimming area, play structures and camping.

Meet with area experts to discuss and learn more about the multi-use Columbia/Snake River system that is crucial to the economy of the region. Current exhibitors include U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Tidewater Barge Lines, North Olympic Salmon Coalition and others.

Exhibits include an interactive salmon display, farm machinery, a tug boat, recreation opportunities and more. In addition, kids will have the opportunity to test their boat-building skills, see river transportation in action, play in a bouncy house or dig in the wheat box.

Please join us on Saturday, June 8 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. for fun-filled activities, free food, and lively music all while enriching your understanding of the vital importance of the river system!

Did you know?
  • The Columbia/Snake River system is the #1 wheat export gateway in the country.
  • The river is a key driver of tourism and provides recreational opportunities such as boating, fishing and camping.
  • The Snake River dams enable 3.5 million tons of cargo worth $1.5 billion to move by river.
  • River navigation provided by the four Snake River locks and dams allows farmers to send crops to people around the world.
  • The Snake River dams produce enough clean energy to power a city the size of Seattle each year.
  • The region's salmon recovery efforts include improved hatcheries, expanded habitats and making dams safer for fish.
Questions? Contact us at brenda@portwhitman.com or 509-397-3791
Event Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/snakeriverfamilyfestival.
Contacting the Port
The Port of Whitman County
302 N. Mill Street
Colfax, WA 99111
The Port offices are open
Monday thru Friday
7:30 am to 4:30 pm
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