Community Information Warden

The City of Warden is located on the Columbia Plateau of Central Washington. It is a small community with a total land area of 2.2 square miles.  It is a quiet community where residents can enjoy a friendly atmosphere with close proximity to outdoor recreation and reasonable travel to urban areas. Warden's economy is agriculture related and continues to grow.


Pat Millard
Port Manager
PO Box 841
Warden, WA 98857


City Council Members

Mayor Tony Massa
Emily Compos
Byron Starkey
Omar Pruneda
Rosaelia Martinez
Lori Watson-Esparza

Community Information & Web Links

City Levy Rate 9.81551877320 per $1,000 of assessed value
City of Warden Council Meetings 2nd & 4th Tuesday at 7:00 p.m.
Port of Warden Commission Meeting 3rd Thursday at 10:00 a.m.

Highway Infrastructure

  • Interstate 90 is 7 miles to the north
  • State Road 17 is 2.5 miles west of Warden

Railway Infrastructure

  • Columbia Basin Railroad serves the Warden area and connects to the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway main line at Connell.
  • The Columbia Basin Railroad Operations Center and Maintenance is located in Warden.

Public Transportation Network

  • Greyhound stops in Moses Lake 7 miles north
  • Amtrak stops in Ephrata 21 miles north of Warden

Airport Infrastructure:

  • Local airport: Warden Municipal Airport with a 3,200 ft. runway.

Waterway Infrastructure

  • Pasco, WA Container Barge Terminal: 61 Miles south
  • Water Type: Columbia River
  • Channel Depth: 15'
  • Turning Basin: 225'
  • Barging Facilities: Yes
  • General Cargo Facilities: Yes
  • Containerized Facilities: Yes
  • Storage Facilities: Yes
  • Highways Serving Port: State Highway 395
  • Railways Serving Port: Burlington Northern Santa Fa Main Line

Metro Area Distances


Leading Employers



Product or Service


El Oro-Agribeef 18857 Road 2.7 SE 60 Cattle Feed 311119
Lamb Weston 1203 Basin St 340 Processed Potatoes 31141
S&C Ranching 112 E Even Hall 150 Farm 111211
Skone & Connors: Russet King 112 E Even Hall 100 Fresh Pack Potatoes 424448
Washington Potato Company 1900 W 1st Ave 200 Potato Processing 31141