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Camas, WA, USA

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Quiet Camas delights on the edge of the Cascades

Like an urban stepping stone before the rising peaks of the Cascade Range and the Gifford Pinchot National Forest, Camas sits neatly on the Columbia River. It faces across to hip and happening Portland, Oregon. And it joins the city of Vancouver at the hip. You can easily visit both of those from any Camas vacation rentals, and you'll also get the added bonus of enjoying SUP boarding on Lacamas Lake, hitting local theater houses, and staying in the shadow of the high glaciers, forests, and volcanos of Washington State.

Trapper trails in Camas

The beer trails, craft sommelier sessions, brewhouses, and hipster galleries of Portland might be just across the Columbia River, but Camas also looks to the wilder side of the American West. For that, you can search for Camas vacation rentals that nestle in the hills on the northern side of town. It's just an hour to the vast beginnings of Washington's protected forest reserves, where the hiking trails are legendary, and the roaring Wind River means whitewater rafting between the gorges.

Camas is a gateway to the wilderness

Boots at the ready? Good. Camas is a fine gateway to the sprawling Gifford Pinchot National Forest. One of the most iconic wildernesses in the whole Cascade Range, it's brimming with whitewater rivers and smoke-belching volcanos that soar to the horizon. You can go there to see sights like the Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument, where the Johnston Ridge Observatory has revealing geological exhibits. Or, you can seek out more off-beat wonders like the Panther Creek Falls, the panoramic lookout of Silver Star, and the dank caverns of the Ape Caves.

Ceaseless fun in Camas

Hiking, biking, and mountain climbing really is the province of the summertime in Camas, which means opting to book your Camas vacation rentals sometime between the warmer months of May and September. If you're not set on scaling to the summit of the Silver Star or hiking the trails around Mount St. Helens, then you could always go for a winter trip. The nearby city of Portland still touts its beer breweries and cool art galleries between December and March, remember.

From river to glacier in Camas

Camas sits on the Washington lowlands, right by the wide Columbia River as it drifts towards the Pacific Ocean in the west. But don't let the wetlands and the volcanic plug hills fool you, there are soaring, high-altitude wilds just an hour to the north-east. They come in the form of the rugged Washington Cascades, including peaks like magma-spewing Mount St. Helens and the rocky tops of Silver Star. From rare spotted owls and roaring whitewater riverways to salmon-filled creeks and cascading glaciers, the area has plenty for adventurers.