Camp Cascadia: What to Expect
From Cascadia Convergence through Labor Day Weekend (July 5-September 3rd) we are offering open camping at the North River Reserve in Southwest Washington.
The biggest part, is we simply want to invite Cascadians to come camp with us on a weekend in July or August. Our hope is that Cascadians will be able to come from around the area, relax, and meet each other, and maybe hit off some great connections. Our senior Dean of Diplomacy Trevor Owen has volunteered his time to be down there to greet folks as they come in, lead nature walks, work parties for those interested, and tell stories around the camp fire in the evening.
We offer primitive tent camping areas across our secluded and expansive 93 acres in the Willapa Hills. It is the perfect place to explore the country, enjoy pristine air and relax by the burbling headwaters of the North River. With some of the lowest levels of light pollution around, a clear night sky offers a daily cosmic show. Car campers can enjoy drive up convenience with views over this former ranch land, now being regrown with native plants and an eye for sustainable stewardship. The more adventurous can follow creeks across the property on foot to the "Tea Tree" campsite or set up near the burled wisdom of our centuries old "Mother Maple" whichever you choose, the serenity of this special place will surround you.
Do as much or as little as you like. Camp Cascadia has a simple schedule of a daily nature walk, an arts and crafts activity and a nightly community campfire, all overseen by our onsite Camp Host. Those wishing for more self guided pursuits or serenity have 93 acres to spread out on and enjoy. Lost for something to do? Try the following:
Explore the multiple creeks and streams that feed the North River in our valley.
Bird watch in the shade of the riverbank, or the open fields of the former ranch lands.
Hike into the Willapa Hills and explore the once busy logging roads, now abandoned.
Read in the shade of the big blue barn.
We offer basic camping facilities with composting toilets, a water spigot, and a community fire pit featuring nightly campfires unless burn bans are in effect.
Pack it in, pack it out. No onsite trash facilities. Personal propane cooking stoves are OK. Personal fires or open flames are not.
What to Bring
Bring everything you would to a campsite at a State Park or other campground. The nearest grocery store is around 30 miles away.
Sleeping Bag / Pillow
Food / Provisions
What not to bring
A bad attitude