Respecting our Local Resources

If you’re headed to Orcas during 4th of July weekend, help us keep the islands clean! This weekend as visitors travel to Orcas, and to our campground, we want to remind travelers and campers to be aware of their effects on our local resources. In an earlier blog, The Trouble with Trash, we explained the…

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What to Know About Our Reopening Plan

Mt Baker Farm Basic Large Campsite

We will be reopening for camping on Monday, June 8th and want to make sure visitors are prepared for a few changes at Mount Baker Farm. Face Mask Requirements Before you make your camping reservation at Mount Baker Farm, you should be aware that face masks will be required on our train and inside of…

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Campground and Short-term Rental Closures

Mount Baker Farm Campsite 47

Updated June 4, 2020: We will be reopening for camping on June 8, 2020. The San Juan County Council recently ordered all camping at county parks and short-term rental businesses to close in an effort to help flatten the curve and the spread of COVID-19. In light of these directives, we are supporting the Council’s…

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The Trouble with Trash

Living and working on an island has its perks, disposing of garbage is not one of them.  When you go on vacation, thinking about trash is probably the last thing on your mind. Unfortunately it is something we have to constantly think about as islanders. We live in a unique ecosystem where great care has…

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Kayak Building at The Farm

Seawolf Kayak Orcas Island

Seawolf Kayak is back on Orcas Island offering the opportunity to attend a 9-day ultralight kayak building workshop. While it takes a special kind of enthusiasm to signup for a 9-day kayak building course, students who attend Seawolf Kayak workshops come from all avenues of life. Some novice kayakers are attracted to the construction process…

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New Year, New Reservation System

Mt Baker Farm Reservation System

As we head into a new year, we’ve been cleaning up campsites, have a new reservation system, and now can’t stop thinking about how springtime is right around the corner! We are truly excited to have guests back at the Farm! The animals are looking forward to some attention from kids, the train will be…

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