Wide open spaces, kayaking, 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.
SBF is a small-scale working farm, specializing in garlic, raspberries, some garden produce, and a big hayfield. We participate in the Friday afternoon Puget Island Farmers Market, just 2.5 miles down the road (or slough). A dairy tour can also be arranged with the nearby Little Island Creamery.
Slow Boat Farm, like all of Puget Island, is green and productive due to wet winter conditions. Camping is available July 1 through September 30.
- 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 Weeknight discount: 30% off
- Response time: Within 6 hours
- Response rate: 100%
The vibe at Slow Boat Farm
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This location was great for some primitive camping! The hosts were extremely friendly, and the farm dog, Gaston, added to the fun of the stay. The creek the Kayaks are launched from is extremely close to those wishing to kayak during their stay. The field on the farm is wide and open for pitching a tent anywhere, with an incredible view of the mountains on the horizon. All amenities are covered, including a kitchen and heated shower. Would definitely recommend if you're in the area!
I had the best time. Ginnie and her husband were friendly, and went out of their way to help me find great kayaking routes. Tons of wildlife. Deer next to the tent. Eagles swooping down and catching fish 10 ft from me. Sunken boats in clear water. Farmers markets. I'll be back!