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Slow Boat Farm - Island Camping

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· Cathlamet, Wahkiakum, Washington
22 acres hosted by Brad, Lisa & Holly The Dog U.
1 RV/tent site
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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. Fire ring is available year round regardless of fire bans. A large grassy field offers ample space, and a private kayak launch is a short walk through a cottonwood forest. You will enjoy a private camp spot with shade or open space, where we can accommodate multiple vehicles. Slow Boat Farm is a large meadow, five acres of grass and wide open spaces to view the gorge cliffs. Camping is available May through September 30.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. Bring your own paddle craft and a detailed local map or nautical chart for fun in the river and sloughs. Our site can host larger groups, please contact us about details! Slow Boat Farm is a small-scale working farm, specializing in garlic, onions, 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 October.
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Christina R.recommends
May 28, 2024
Slow Boat Farm
First time using HipCamp and great experience overall! We brought a small tear drop camper and there was plenty of room. The landscape was beautiful and so peaceful/ quiet in the morning. Brad and Lisa were lovely, and had excellent recommendations for things to do in the area.
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Audrey R.recommends
September 16, 2023
Slow Boat Farm
Brad and Lisa were super kind in accommodating my daughter and me at the last moment. Their farmland was impeccably tidy, with fresh-cut flowers in the toilet room, freshly mowed grass, and a clean picnic table for our use. We loved exploring the areas they suggested for fun water access and enjoyed several hours splashing in the cool Columbia River and watching the barges go by. We had a beach spot all to ourselves (within a mile of their property). Brad delivered a bag of farm-fresh apples, garlic, and onion upon our departure. It was the perfect, quiet getaway from the hustle and bustle of Portland.
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Melody V.recommends
September 13, 2023
Slow Boat Farm
There was a gorgeous sunset as we ate dinner at the picnic table. We sat up our tents among some trees that were also perfect for our hammock.
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Kelsey P.recommends
September 3, 2023
Slow Boat Farm
Such a beautiful property and lovely hosts. We had a wonderful night watching the sunset, playing cards with our kids and watching deer wander through the property. We've already told people about Slow Boat Farm and can't wait to come back next summer.
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Katy D.recommends
August 27, 2023
Slow Boat Farm
Island farm fun
What a great spot and such kind hosts! It was a total chill farm experience, with freshly grown garlic, berries, and cows. We had fun putting in kayaks on the slough across the road and swimming at a great beach a short drive away. The wind was intense our weekend, but it mostly just added to the experience. We enjoyed the luxury of a hot shower. Well worth the reasonable cost and the drive. Brad and Lisa are charming.
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K Y.recommends
August 25, 2023
Slow Boat Farm
Slow Boat Farm is one of my favorite Hipcamps. I’ve been here twice, and both times were wonderful experiences. The meadow is huge and a wonderful place for canines to explore as long as they are not prone to chasing wildlife. Speaking of wildlife, there’s so much of it all around the island. Brad and Lisa are welcoming and clearly care about the comfort of campers on the property.
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Cathlamet, Wahkiakum, Washington, United StatesTraditional, ancestral territory of Cayuse, Umatilla and Walla Walla, Chinook, Kathlamet, Wahkiakum, Konnaack, Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde, and Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians First Nations according to To respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
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Hosted by Brad, Lisa & Holly The Dog U.Joined in February 2017
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