Camas is a charming town that sits on the banks of the Columbia River. It retains a bucolic charm in spite of rapid growth since the 1990s, never straying too far from its humble paper mill town roots.
Homes in Camas range from small, turn-of-the century abodes that were built for early mill workers to large estates on the banks of the Columbia River. Luxury homes are found atop Prune Hill and along the shores of Lacamas Lake. Camas’ excellent schools, abundant parks and a vibrant downtown commercial district are just a few reasons its 23,000 residents love living in Camas.
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Neighborhoods in Camas
In 1883, Lacamas Colony Company founded Camas to build a pulp mill that would supply the Oregonian newspaper with paper. The lakes around Camas provided a sufficient water supply which is required to produce paper at scale. In 1906, Camas was incorporated. Since the early days of its existence, Downtown Camas has been a vibrant commercial hub of locally-owned shops, a veritable small-town ‘main street’ right out of a Norman Rockwell painting. Since the 1990s, the Downtown area has moved upscale with more restaurants, boutique shops, and galleries – a reflection of the demographic changes brought about by an influx of residents and high-end housing construction.
Camas remains a tight-knit community with a rich civic life and keeps its denizens engaged through weekly, monthly, and annual events. Camas Farmers Market runs every Wednesday from June to October. Fresh flowers, produce, prepared foods, and natural products fill the vendor’s stalls. Each month, First Fridays pull Camasonians together for evenings of art, dining, and after-hours shopping. Every summer brings Camas Days, two-day celebration put on by the Camas/Washougal Chamber of Commerce. There’s plenty to do and see among the plethora of street vendors, kid’s activities, and parade. The evening beer garden is a convivial affair complete with live music.
Three lakes sit just north of town: Lacamas Lake; Round Lake; and Fallen Leaf Lake. Locals and visitors enjoy fishing, swimming, kayaking, and stand-up paddle-boarding. Small boats are allowed on any lake. Power boats for water skiing and small watercraft are permitted only on Lacamas Lake.
The Camas Public Library has been a cherished resource since 1923. It is home to events and programs geared for kids, teens, and adults. Activities include crafts, classes, book club, story times, and board game nights to name just a few. The library’s Second Story Gallery (as the name implies, it is upstairs) hosts art exhibits. It is open during library hours as well as First Fridays.
Walking and hiking through nature is also a favorite way for folks to enjoy the Camas area. Lacamas Park sits on 312 acres and has 9.5 miles of trails. On the north end of the park, there are picnic tables, a playground, restrooms, and barbecue grills. There is a small parking lot on the park’s southern entrance (Lacamas Creek Trailhead) just off NE 3rd Avenue. Venturing further into the park from either entrance will take you to the Camas Lilly Fields. Mid-April is the best time to go if you want to catch the lilies blooming.
Camas School District is regularly recognized by state and national government agencies, education panels, professional associations, and the press. Several schools in the district routinely garner the Washington Achievement Award from the Office of Superintendent of Publish Instruction (OSPI). Camas High School is ranked in the top 20 high schools in Washington State by U.S. News & World Report. In additional to widely-heralded academic accolades, Camas High School’s sports teams are dominant at the regional and state level.
Camas Home Search
Always get the latest Camas property listings. This page is updated with Camas real estate information several times per day from for the most extensive regional MLS in Camas (RMLS).
House prices in Camas are pricier when compared to the Clark County, Washington average. The housing stock consists of single-family homes, condominiums, townhomes, luxury homes, mansions, and estates.
Each property listing includes the price, year built, size of the home (square feet), size of the lot, number of bedrooms, number of bathrooms, and other vital details. You’ll also be able to check the number of days it has been on market (DOM), the MLS number, and the listing status (active, pending, or bump-able).
You can also review exterior features as well as the architectural style of the home. If any appliances or other personal property are included with the sale, those will also be noted.
When available, local information will be included along with Camas schools, neighborhood walkability, and a map.
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