Destination guide

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.

Things to do

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.

Activities

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.

Weather

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.

Natural features

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.

How to get there

How to get to and around Camas

Fly into Portland, OR (PDX-Portland Intl.), the closest airport, located 7.4 mi (11.9 km) from the city center.

Where to stay around Camas?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 425 vacation rentals near Camas. From 241 Houses to 24 Cabins, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Camas for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Camas?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Camas:

  • Downtown: 626 vacation rentals
  • Pearl District: 511 vacation rentals
  • Nob Hill: 378 vacation rentals
  • Sellwood-Moreland: 40 vacation rentals
  • Hawthorne: 571 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Camas?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Camas. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Liberty Theater of Camas and Washougal: 1,212 vacation rentals
  • Lacamas Lake Regional Park: 1,208 vacation rentals
  • Rocket City Neon Advertising Museum: 1,197 vacation rentals
  • Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area: 293 vacation rentals
  • Trevett-Nunn House: 1,381 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Camas listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Camas?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 241 Houses in Camas. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Camas include:

  • Cabins: 24 rentals available
  • Studios: 86 rentals available
  • Cottages: 24 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Camas?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 16 vacation rentals with pool available in Camas. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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