Camassia Natural Area is a favorite spot of our families. It is a short 1 mile loop that is filled with such a diverse landscape from the tiny wetland to the meadow to the rocky plateau. It is the perfect loop for exploring with little (and big) ones.
Depending on the time of year you visit you will see all sorts of vegetation. In the Spring the meadow blooms with purple, pink and white flowers. In Summer it’s bright and green. The Fall provides a variety of colors with the changing leaves. While the Winter is grey it is spotted with bits of green from the evergreen trees and lichen covered trees.
- Stay on the path! There is a well marked wood chip path as well as boardwalks in some areas for you to walk on so not to disturb the natural area and also to avoid exposure to poison oak.
- Grab a map. There is a map at the start of the trail with 10 stopping points so you can learn a bit more about the area.
- Bring binoculars. Trust me this is a must! There is a big osprey nest and lots of birds flying for your viewing pleasure.
- Visit seasonally. This area has so much to share each season and is so worth the visit.
- Go to the bathroom before starting your hike. I say this as a mama of littles because there are no facilities at this site. If you do need restrooms there is a Market of Choice and Starbucks not far down the road that you can stop at.
- Leave your pets at home. This is a pet free zone so please leave your furry friends at home.
Curious to see it in summer? Check out this post.