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Slow Boat Farm - Island Camping
101 reviews
· Cathlamet, Washington
22 acres
1 site
1 RV/Tent
Slow Boat Farm started as a 10-cow dairy in the 1930s. The modified farmhouse still stands and the base of the silo is now a fire ring. The Lower Columbia Kayak Roundup (LoCo) was hosted from 2007 through 2011. There have only been four owners of the property. Learn more about this land: Wide open spaces, kayak launch, and small-scale farming form a unique culture at Slow Boat Farm. Camp on Puget Island, in a peaceful, pastoral setting with views of the hills and cliffs on both sides of the river. A large grassy field offers ample space, and a private kayak launch is a short walk through a cottonwood forest. With advance reservations (and the right tides), a private kayak tour can be arranged with Columbia River Kayaking. Or bring your own craft, and a detailed local map or nautical chart. Slow Boat Farm is a small-scale working farm, specializing in garlic, raspberries, some garden produce, and a big hay field - and like all of Puget Island, is green and productive due to wet winter conditions. Camping is available May through September 30.
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Cathlamet, Washington, United StatesTo respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
Hosted by Brad And Lisa U.Joined in February 2017
Response rate: 100%Response time: Within 4 hours
125 ratings · 101 reviews
Cameron R.recommends
September 8, 2022
Slow Boat Farm
Camping with Bambi
Beautiful small farm with gracious hosts. We were in and out pretty quick with a one night stay, but our girls got to watch a couple of doe eat dinner in the garden, cows roaming the fields next door and we had a great breakfast in Cathlamet. Thank you for sharing your space with our family!
Luc B.recommends
September 5, 2022
Slow Boat Farm
Great facilities
The directions to the farm we really clear. And the site looks very well taken care of. A great place to stop over for the night. The facilities were great. If you have a chance to try the shower, I would definitely recommend.
Tori S.recommends
August 16, 2022
Slow Boat Farm
This was our first Hipcamp experience and we loved it. The space felt really special. Very spacious, quiet, and private. The hosts were wonderful and we would love to come back!
Julia A.recommends
August 14, 2022
Slow Boat Farm
This spot honestly exceeded my expectations! It was so peaceful, awesome wildlife at sunset, hot showers and clean compostable toilet. It’s an open breezy spot and you can put your tent in the shade or sun. Awesome host as well, thank you!
Carolyn M.recommends
August 12, 2022
Slow Boat Farm
Low-impact, rustic farm camping!
Slow Boat Farm provides a beautiful setting for low-impact camping. Brad and Lisa are kind people and great hosts. Four of us met there to have an extra day on Puget Island ahead of a kayaking retreat. Brad met us on arrival and showed us around. We had our pick of 4 acres of mowed field to find the perfect locations for our tents. We each found nice shaded nooks among the few trees on the property; greatly appreciated in the August heat. As a bonus, we could hang our hammocks using the trees! Those made for good napping spots. We were glad to have brought camping chairs and a table. The composing toilet was simple, non-smelly, and totally workable for our varying-sized rear ends. The hot shower in the rustic wood stall was rewarding after a long day. We launched our own kayaks into Bernie Slough, which is very convenient for a hand-carry launch. Just check tides before you launch. We loved hearing the coyotes and cows in the night. If rustic, low-impact, farm-based camping is your jam, Slow Boat is a great spot in the spectacular Lower Columbia. As to kayaking, we had an outstanding experience with Columbia River Kayaking (CRK), located in nearby Skamokowa. Highly recommend their tours and classes. Lisa and Brad have a wonderful relationship with CRK; it feels like a big, loving family.
Tess T.recommends
August 12, 2022
Slow Boat Farm
PNW Quiet Gem with Welcoming Hosts
Gorgeous stay with Brad and Lisa! Fun, little ferry ride on the Westport Ferry to Puget Island with easy directions to their place. They welcomed us when we arrived and gave us a quick overview of the facilities. We were so grateful to have a hot shower! 🚿🧼And I got to buy some home grown onions and garlic. 🧄They have a huge, flat grassy area to set up on. They are surrounded by fields and it is incredibly quiet (aside from the occasional moo from the cows next door). We had a beautiful sunset to enjoy and slept peacefully. 🚴‍♂️ We biked around the island in the morning; an easy, flat, paved, low traffic ride with lots of farm fields, cars sprouting blackberries and the occasional farm cat. Definitely underpriced for the great experience they offer. Highly recommend if you’re looking for an off the beaten path stay in the PNW.
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