About Camas

Camas, (approx population 19,383) is a truly unique community.  While it has origins as a 100+ year old paper-mill town, Camas has been able to grow and mold itself into a multi demographic/cultural environment where old school values meet new world technologies and award winning schools.   From its historic downtown community to the shores of Lacamas Lake and the rolling hills of Livingston Mountain, this diverse community has it all!

The Downtown Camas Association has a commitment to preserving the city’s history while providing a solid vision for a thriving future.  The community’s vision is evidenced by its dedication to supporting local business development as well as high tech corporations like Wafer Tech, Sharp Electronics, Underwriters Laboratories Inc. and Hewlett Packard. The small town feel is evident with its historic downtown area boasting tree lined streets and frequent town events and festivals, family-oriented neighborhoods, protected open-space, parks, new schools and other recreational amenities — in short providing a balanced community with a quality of life for its residents that is not found in many other areas.

Rising gently over the western side of Camas is Prune Hill with its  panoramic views of Portland City lights and Mt. Hood as showcased in many of the large homes that hug the hillside.  Prune Hill is an ancient and dormant volcanic hill named for its earlier prune orchards.

As you descend from the top of the hill you will find the Lacamas Lake area. This area is known for its gorgeous parks, views, walking trails, and many neighboring communities such as Lake Pointe, Sunningdale Gardens, Lake Heights, LakeRidge and the prestigious luxury community of Lacamas Shores.  Beautiful Lacamas Lake offers a variety of activities for residents and public.  The 9.5 miles of hiking trails surrounding the lake provide excellent opportunities for hiking, biking, bird watching and photography.  Boating, swimming and fishing are permitted on the water, and nearby parks offer picnic areas, BBQ grills, and playgrounds.

Livingston Mountain to the North provides the opportunity for residents to “spreadout” and enjoy the benefits of country living while being a member of this great community.

Just a few of the things we like about Camas.

10 Great Reasons to Live in Camas

1)  Award-Winning Schools

2)  Historic Downtown Area with great restaurants and shops

3)  Small town feel near a large metropolitan area (Portland,OR andVancouver,WA)

4)  River and lake access (Columbia River,WashougalRiver, Lacamas andRoundLakes)

5)  Low crime/safe neighborhoods

6)  Great combination of rural, natural areas and farms and newer developments

7)  15 miles fromPortlandAirport and downtownPortland

8)  Gateway to the Gorge – Columbia Gorge,Mount Hood views from many areas in Camas

9)  Community Involvement – very active Chamber of Commerce.  Throughout the year, there are several events and programs that contribute to a strong connection within the community.

10)  Extensive park and trail system, boating, hiking, and other outdoor activities


Picture of Donna Roberts

Donna Roberts

Managing Broker in Washington and Broker in Oregon

360-979-1432360-979-1432 main

360-558-3300360-558-3300 mobile

Cascade Sotheby's International Realty- Real Estate Broker in Washington & Oregon

Our Coverage Areas

Our Coverage Areas