Camas WA is an affluent suburb on the NE edge of the Portland Metro. It’s located in Washington State, just across the Columbia River off Hwy 14. This local provides easy access to Oregon. With Prune Hill’s majestic views, highly ranked schools and charming downtown, it is one of the most desirable places to live in all of Clark County. This has resulted in one of the lowest inventory levels in all of the Portland Metro real estate in 2021.
For over a century, Camas was anchored by a papermill that sat just east of the downtown area. This resulted in a pungent smell that could stretch across the river if the wind blew just right. The mill was a pivotal part Camas’s history, but was shuttered for good in 2018. After that, nothing could stop Camas from becoming one of the Portland Metro’s most sought after suburbs.
Resources for Camas WA
Camas-Washougal Chamber of Commerce Facebook Page
Camas Police Department
City of Camas Parks & Recreation Website and Facebook Page
Schools in Camas WA
As the highest rated district in Clark County, the Camas School District is made up of 3 high schools, 3 middle schools and 6 elementary schools. The district also offers 3 early childhood preschool programs for ages 2 1/2 – 5 years old as well as the EOCF Head Start Preschool.
Things to do in Camas WA
The City of Camas is supported by a dedicated Downtown Camas Association whose goal is to help foster community, culture, beauty and prosperity in the heart of Camas. This is achieved through a variety of events that are meant for all to enjoy. Check out their list of events throughout the year that include themed First Fridays each month, Camas Days in late July, the Camas Farmers Market, Hometown Holidays, and more!
The city has just under 20 parks to choose from, several of which offer hiking/biking trails.