Camas, Washington is a delightful town located about 15 miles east of Portland, Oregon and borders Washougal to the east and Vancouver to the West. Voted “The Best Towns for Families” Award for stellar schools, affordable housing, and a giving spirit by Family Circle magazine, this small town may be the perfect place for you to settle down. With nearly 20,000 residents this city offers excellent schools and beautiful homes, as well as a blooming industrial and commercial base. Georgia-Pacific, a large paper-mill has been nearly the sole commercial base of the city until recently. The diversity of industries has enhanced considerably in recent years by the introduction of companies such as Hewlett-Packard, Sharp Electronics, Linear Technology, and WaferTech.
Population in 2014: 21,220 (99% urban, 1% rural). Population change since 2000: +69.3%
Median Resident Age: 38.9 years old.
Area Size: 15.25 square miles of which 1.76 miles is bodies of water.
Location: 15 miles east of Portland, Oregon and borders Washougal to the east and Vancouver to the West.
Climate: Temperate summer with temperatures in the 70s to 90s. Approx. 84 inches of rain per year. Cold winters that usually yield minimal snow.
Schools: Elementary – Dorothy Fox, Helen Baller, Lacamas Heights, Prune Hill, Grass Valley, Woodburn. Middle School – Skyridge, Liberty. High Schools – Camas High, Hayes Freedom High.
Camas, Washington Recreation and Activities:
Lacamas Lake – contains 6 miles of scenic hiking trails, which also connects to the Lacamas Heritage Trail along the south shore of Lacamas Lake. Fishing, hiking, and wildlife watching are just a few of the activities to enjoy at this beautiful park.
Fallen Leaf Lake – Offering lake shoreline, meadows, and forest area this park features a huge shelter for private events.
Liberty Theatre of Camas – This iconic and historical theater offers current movies plus old classics that we all love. Come out on the first Friday of every month for First Friday Mystery Classic.
28601 Ne Reilly Rd Camas, WA 98607