“Wahkiakum” (wa-ki-a-kum) is a unique word from the Chinook language meaning, Tall Timber. Once you set foot here, you can see the name is fitting. Not only do we have beautiful forests, but we are sitting on the Columbia River as well. Enjoy your stay and return again soon. We have much to offer visitors and residents alike. Drop by the Chamber of Commerce Visitors Center for maps, directions, information and a smile!