All Cascadians Welcome! Come Camp with Us

Camp Cascadia

Join us and other wonderful Cascadians each weekend in August at the North River Reserve

Located in SW Washington, 2:30hr away from Seattle & Portland near the Olympic Mountains & Highway 101

Camping by suggested donation. If you’re interested in a work party, hosting or joining a workshop, presentations or discussion, let us know.

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This year we are opening up the space for workshops, work parties, and conversations around Climate Change, Cascadia or building the Cascadia movement.

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.

  • Tent

  • Sleeping Bag / Pillow

  • Camp Stove

  • Towels

  • Food / Provisions

  • Camp Chair

  • Games

  • Arts & Crafts supplies

  • Instruments

  • Two vehicles allowed per booking

What not to bring

  • Fireworks

  • Amplified music

  • RVs & Motorhomes

  • A bad attitude

  • Non-leashed or agressive pets


Interested in learning more? Simply fill out the form and we’ll send you more information.

All Cascadians welcome. Camping by suggested donation. Passport holders welcome.

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This summer, we are excited to announce that we are opening Camp Cascadia, a place where Cascadians can come together, meet, camp, enjoy the sun & summer rains, share ideas and get more plugged in with Cascadia and the Cascadia movement.

Join us for a weekend! Camping for Cascadians is by suggested donation, and if you support our work, think about joining as a monthly member. Our idea is to open the space each summer starting with Cascadia Convergence over the 4th of July, and ending Labor Day for Cascadians, for workshops and for conversations and gatherings that grow our community and make Cascadia closer to a reality.

We’ve been working since the Cascadia Convergence to help get the site prepped and - this year, Diplomat Trevor will be on site and hosting campers each weekend from August 2-September 3rd.

If you would like to stop down, please do so! Just email Trevor at cascadia@deptofbioregion.org.

Introducing Cosmo Conversations:

Do you have an idea for an interesting conversation, workshop or work party idea around Climate Change, Land Use or Cascadia? This year, we would like to invite you to share an idea or offer to host a conversation for Cosmo Conversations. The idea being to help grow our community, and inspire and lead on the types of changes we need in the world.

Even if you don’t want to host an event, sign up to receive updates. We’ll be finalizing a calendar of events…. and if noting else - hey! join us and other fellow Cascadians any weekend around a campfire and share your thoughts.

AT THE NORTH RIVER RESERVE

 A wonderful blend of nature's serenity and creative whimsy, our secluded and expansive 93 acres in the Willapa Hills of southwest Washington is the perfect place to explore the country, enjoy pristine air and relax by the burbling headwaters of the North River. Car 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 enjoy the serenity of this special place.

The Vibe

RELAX - UNPLUG - CONNECT

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In our inaugural camping season at the North River Reserve, infrastructure is light, but beauty abundant. The site has no cellular or wifi access, giving it an unplugged pace. With the headlands of the North River on the property, many streams bisect the land creating a burbling backdrop to walks or relaxation on their banks. Scheduled activities lead by our Camp Host Trevor include a daily nature walk with a focus on native plants, while occasional volunteer work parties to remove invasive species are available to those interested. Evenings, a gathering around the community firepit is held where stories and music are shared. Lights out happens when the sun goes down, as with some of the lowest light pollution levels of anywhere in the state, we enjoy some of the best cosmic shows around.

Essentials - What to Expect?

LIVING ON AND WITH THE LAND

  • Tent space in mowed grass fields or among stands of trees.

  • Composting toilets.

  • Bathe in a river or stream. Please use only biodegradable soap.

  • A communal kitchen offers a dish washing station, electric kettle, sandwich press and gas burners.

  • Without trash collection on site, we practice leave no trace/pack it in, pack it out practices. We do practice composting, and you’re welcome to contribute your food waste to our compost pile.

Location

EQUIDISTANT FROM SEATTLE & PORTLAND

Around two and a half hours drive from both Seattle and Portland, Camp Cascadia is conveniently located to a few hours drive from many our bioregion’s population, and we’d love to see you here! It’s in Southwest Washington. near Brooklyn WA on Brooklyn RD (just google it).

Arriving at the property is quite simple. After turning off of Brooklyn Road, the mile long driveway through the property is the only road. Follow it to the end, and you'll be at the parking area ready for check-in.  We do not recommend taking the unimproved dirt road from Oakville. Routes approaching from the west avoid the sometimes treacherous logging roads to the east. We recommend the following routes for your safety and especially if you’re not driving a four wheel drive vehicle.

READ MORE ABOUT THE NORTH RIVER RESERVE HERE.

FOR OUR FULL CAMPING POLICIES AND GUIDELINES, CLICK HERE.