Port Sites & Facilities

The Port owns several buildings in Pomeroy. The log building at the West end of Main Street has been occupied by the US Forest Service since 1986. They also lease a building used as their shop. We have a 21,460 sf brick building home to the Port, Columbia Pulp, and Dept. of Fish and Wildlife. In 2008 the port constructed a 4800 sf building. In addition to these properties, the Port also owns 21 storage units, a large pole building, an RV park, and vacant land suitable for development.

If you are interested in any port properties, please contact the main office at 509-843-3740.

Pataha Creek RV Park

The Pataha Creek RV Park was purchased by the Port of Garfield and opened in 2013. The RV park is small and cozy with newly planted trees and green grass. Amenities include full hook ups for water, sewer and electric, WiFi internet access, restrooms, showers and laundry. Reservations are generally not required, but you may call 509-843-3740, Monday thru Friday to reserve a spot. At the entrance to the park is a check-in location. Please fill out the registration form, place in envelope and drop it in the box.

2021 Rates: Overnight $35 | Week $185
**Note: This is a Recreational RV park, not intended for long term stays. Maximum stay is 4 weeks

DSP Site

This 30-acre site is zoned as industrial by the City of Pomeroy and is the current location of the Port of Garfield offices. The location is four blocks south of SR-12, inside Pomeroy city limits at the west end of town. Port Way connects Highway 12 to the Port's industrial site.

The acreage for the DSP Site was purchase in 1986 from Dye Seed Ranch of Pomeroy. The property was originally developed for the Green Giant Company in 1942. The Port of Garfield purchased the land for industrial and tourism development to help diversify the local economy. It is the only industrial development property in the county.

The DSP Site features city water with 6” mains, fire hydrants, gravity sewers, and underground or overhead electrical service as needed.

US Forest Service Site

This facility was originally constructed in 1986, and an addition was added in 1995, making the building 10,000 square feet. The net usable space is approximately 7,800 square feet. The Pomeroy Ranger Station is leased in five-year increments by the U. S. Government. The lease between the U. S. Forest Service was renewed in October 2013 and will terminate in September 2018, with possible five-year renewal periods.

Central Ferry Site

The Central Ferry Site includes 85.63 acres located at the South bank of the Snake River on the West side of Highway 127 near the Central Ferry Bridge. The property fronts SR-127 for over 1000 feet.

The site property was purchased for the purpose of barging grain to market. Currently, Pomeroy Grain Growers lease lease the 3.5 acres where is grain elevators are located. The dock and dolphins are also leased exclusively to Pomeroy Grain Growers. To the west of the leased property is a public-use boat ramp for access to the Snake River.

Contracting Opportunities

Public Works

Public works is defined as all work, construction, alterations, repairs or improvements other than ordinary maintenance executed at the cost of the Port. All public works, including maintenance when performed by contract, shall comply with the prevailing wage laws. The public works laws cannot be waived and are liberally construed to provide security for all parties intended to be protected by its provisions.

Projects of $300,000 or more:

All contracts for work meeting the definition of “public work” in RCW 39.04.010, the estimated cost of which exceeds three hundred thousand dollars, shall be awarded using a competitive bid process. The contract must be awarded at public bidding upon notice published in a newspaper of general circulation in the district at least thirteen days before the last date upon which bids will be received, calling for bids upon the work, plans and specifications for which shall then be on file in the office of the commission for public inspection. The same notice may call for bids on such work or material based upon plans and specifications submitted by the bidder.

Small Works – Projects under $300,000

The port is not required to comply with formal sealed bidding procedures for the construction, building, renovation, remodeling, alteration, repair, or improvement of real property where the estimated cost does not exceed Three Hundred Thousand Dollars ($300,000.00), which includes the costs of labor material, equipment and sales and/or use taxes as applicable.

For Small Works projects, an estimate of the scope and nature of the work is prepared, but detailed plans and specifications are not required. The “invitation for quotations” need not be advertised, however the invitation will be sought from all appropriate contractors on the “Small Works Roster. The contractor must still follow these guidelines:

  • Hold a valid Washington State Contractor's License
  • Pay prevailing wages on all projects and provide proper documentation
  • Provide performance and payment bonds prior to commencing work
  • Hold Commercial General Liability Insurance of at least $1,000,000 per occurrence and at least $2,000,000 in the annual aggregate
  • Hold Business Auto Liability of at least $1,000,000 per occurrence extending to any automobile
  • Hold Employer's Liability (Stop-Gap) insurance of at least $1,000,000 per occurrence
  • Hold USL&H insurance coverage as required
  • Must name the Port as an Additional Named Insured

Additional Resources

SEWEDA - Southeast Washington Economic Development Association

SEWEDA 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 Garfield County Commissioners and the Washington State Department of Commerce.

To learn more about SEWEDA, please visit the SEWEDA website at www.seweda.org or contact the Garfield County ADO, Jack Peasley, at garfield@seweda.org.