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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

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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, 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.

Campsite area
Tent or RV site
1 site
Up to 8 guests per site
Up to 3 vehicles
No wheelchair access
RV Information
Class A RVs, Class B RVs, and Class C RVs allowed
Vehicles under 22 feet allowed
Pull-through site
Accommodates slideouts
Surface type: loose-gravel
Surface levelness: flat
No Travel trailers, Fifth wheels, Toy haulers, Pop-up campers, Campervans, or Cars
Hookups: No electricity, water, sewage, or TV connection
Generators not allowed
Essentials
Toilet available
Pets allowed
No campfires
Amenities
Potable water available
Showers available
Picnic table available
No kitchen
No wifi
Pack it out
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out
  • Response time: Within 6 hours
  • Response rate: 100%

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Paddling

Sea kayaking launch available with authorization. Contact me for more information.

Biking
Swimming
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Slow Boat Farm in Washington.

Forest
River, stream, or...
Swimming hole

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Hipcamper Cameron

Camping with bambi

Cameron R.
recommends this listing.
September 8th, 2022

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!

Hipcamper Luc

Great facilities

Luc B.
recommends this listing.
September 5th, 2022

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.

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Hipcamper Tori
Tori S.
recommends this listing.
August 16th, 2022

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!

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Hipcamper Julia
Julia A.
recommends this listing.
August 14th, 2022

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!

Hipcamper Carolyn

Low-impact, rustic farm camping!

Carolyn M.
recommends this listing.
August 12th, 2022

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.

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Hipcamper Tess

Pnw quiet gem with welcoming hosts

Tess T.
recommends this listing.
August 12th, 2022

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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Hipcamper Sarah
Sarah D.
recommends this listing.
August 10th, 2022

We had such a lovely, private stay here! The drive out was absolutely breathtaking, and the land we tented on was sheltered by trees and perfectly level. If we're ever out in this area again, we will 100% stay here!!

Hipcamper Wylie
Wylie H.
recommends this listing.
August 4th, 2022

So great! Met the owners and they were so kind and hospitable. The shower was the highlight of my trip. Very nice

Hipcamper Jenni

Nice location and nice hosts!

Jenni W.
recommends this listing.
July 31st, 2022

Slow Boat Farm is a clean, beautiful spot. We had never been to Puget Island before and really enjoyed our stay! Brad and Lisa were friendly and gracious hosts. Would highly recommend!!

Awards

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